Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from a Durban area store. Pours thin and fizzy, and whatever head there is, vanishes to leave a flat brew with only a few signs of bubbly life. The aroma is oddly dirty, like--dirt, soil, even mold. It’s not as unpleasant as it sounds, it’s just not smells normally associated with even an unusual beer. The flavors are 180 degrees turnabout with some nice dark caramel and toffee flavors as well as some light chocolate. Thin but drinkable, and leagues ahead of the Laurentina pale.
WhoU (94) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Cape Town. Pours very dark marmite with small fading head and medium carbination. Aroma is toffee molasses coffee and chocolate cacoa rum. Taste is sweet syrup. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Overall not bad at all.
AtronSeige (428) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Cacao, coffee, stewed fruit, burnt toffee,
Appearance: Very dark, appears black but hues of red. Light brown, thin head that dies away completely, good lacing.
Taste: Cacao, dry, dark malt, astringency, dried plum/raisin, very crisp.
Palate: Highly carbonated, strong carbonation string, medium body
Overall: A really nice beer. The bite is too strong, but it dies away, leaving a more enjoyable beer. I could have too many of these!
330 ml bottle, poured.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. This is not bad for a brew from Africa. This beer has nice malty flavor and some hints of roasting.
Coolmac (36) - SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown foam quickly dissipates. Sweet caramel aroma. Taste is, sweet caramel, coffee & toffee, very low bitterness. Medium thin body. Easy drinking, very enjoyable beer.
Davidabbey4 (48) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffie aroma...pours a darkish colour...with a froathy brownish head, taste of coffie,malt and roast...slightly bitter aftertaste...watery texture, very pleasant
jolo (842) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 340 ml. A dark brown colour with a medium high, creamy, red.beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, licorice and caramel. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a short finish.
mcronje (5) - Bloemfontein, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 29, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome beer! My favourite in africa thus far. To me very similar to erdinger dunkel...
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
transparent amber-brown, thin white bubbles head. Dry roast nose, milky, bit ashy, light flavor, milk and chocolate, bit of pumpernickel, watery.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
34cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Medium beige head, clear brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, caramel. Light-medium body, light stickiness.