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Mitchells Knysna Raven Stout

Brewed by Mitchells Knysna Brewery
Style: Stout
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Black, full bodied, and very flavourful. A medium strength stout, very smooth on the palate and exhibiting a pronounced bitter and distinct hop aroma, a well balanced milk stout - great for a winter’s evening or any other time!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2562) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Backlog. From tap at Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, with HO 10.04.12. Black in colour, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of old Port. Some caramel sweetness. Round mouthfield, little carbonation. Aftertaste of roasted malt and malt bitterness. A good and well-balanced stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Manslow (969) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Pite w Kapsztadzie w 2008r. Kolor czarne, piana solidna. Aromat karmelu i czekolady. Lekko kwaskowy przechodzący w mocno palony. Lekka goryczka, kremowy stout bardzo pijalny, na podniebieniu łagodny, przyjemna palonośc. Bardzo dobre piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChewyBeer (232) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 27, 2015
Jet Black in colour. Slight head. Burnt roast malt nose. Light carbonation medium mouthfeel. Roasted barley taste. After taste a bit like peat. Nice stout

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
aleksander9 (1174) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
Black with a monstrous big head, Aroma is nail polish, battery acid, funk, death metal and some roasted malt. Unnaturally sweet and sour mouth feel with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is extremely bitter, funk, moldy bread and lasting tart battery acid finish. Overall: Third beer from this brewery who tastes absolutely like satans anus. Will buy more just for amusement. Poured down the drain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle from Loco Liquor in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg
Black color with medium sized brownish head. Light aroma of roasted malt, bread, sesame. Roasted malt flavor, with something strange, burnt vegetables; ordinary bitterness; quite dry, and a bit metallic.
Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9050) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
No head to speak of. Jet-black beer. Lactose traceable in the nose. Milkchocolate, thouroughly roasted grains & chaff, chocolate wafers. Slightly sourish onset for medium-sweet, roasted/burnt main flavour. Remarkably little bitterness, and the one in the finish is indistinctly hoppy. Again bit lactic. Spritzy, feels more carbonated than it appears. Smooth, slightly creamy MF, but not very well-bodied. OK milkstout. Many thanks to M&L!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (3039) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Plastic bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: pitch black beer, nice stable mocha head. Nose: little coffee, some chocolate, but already rather watery in the nose. Taste: typical stout taste, though more watery, little smoked towards the end. Good stout for only 5% alcohol!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
Plastic bottle @ deans crappy music tasting. Aroma is burnt rubber, burnt molasses, not good. Flavour is sourish liquorice and burnt roasted rubber.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jmgreenuk (6742) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 1, 2013
Plastic bottle at the Deanso crappy music tasting. This really was truly awful. I would not waste my time drinking the whole sample.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kermis (9045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle shared at Deanso’s bad music tasting. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of rubber, roasted malts and some garbage and rot. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Really not good, couldn’t drink a glass.

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