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Brewed by South African Breweries (SABMiller)
Style: Sweet Stout
Sandton, South Africa

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Castle Milk Stout has a thick texture, strong flavour and a full, satisfying and complex taste, with a hint of caramel. Dark roasted malt provides its distinctive dark colouring, and the creamy, smooth head comes from a special yeast.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle in Ghana. Light chocolate, medium burnt toast flavor. Not very hoppy. There is a nice creamy texture and lactose sweetness. Weak finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
500ml Bottle from an Off Licence, Sandton, Joburg. Poured black with a dissipating tan head. Aroma was chocolate and sweet malt with a hint of licorice. Flavour was a touch sweet, with more roasty notes and chocolate. A tad unrefined but passable and probably one of the better easily obtainable brews in SA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierslaaf (105) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 13, 2009
340ml Bottle. Pours black with small tan diminishing head. Roasted malt and molasses flavour and roastiness comes out in th taste as well. Some coffee detectable. Not bitter. A bit thin on the palate for a stout. Lasting roastiness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - FEB 9, 2009
12 oz. Dark brown color with minimal light tan head. Pretty on point with the style as far as aroma and flavor, but a bit overly simple and boring. Slight roasty bitterness and thats pretty much it (can find some burn chocolate and molasses if you dig deep). Medium bodied and a bit over carbonated for the style IMO. Overall: one of the best beer I have had in South Africa as of yet, but that isnt saying much.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonnyDr (132) - , Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2008
Jet black pour with yellowy-brown head. Intensely roasted taste with tinges of burnt coffee and grain. Strong but tasty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2008
0.33l can. Medium bodied almost black colored with a brown small sized head. like drinking dark milk chocolate mixed with water. a little roasty. OK

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2008
(bottle - 340 ml) Dark black pour with a very thick brown head. Aroma is sweet and incredibly roasty with some sweet malts at the end. Flavor is very roasty at the start with lots of burnt coffee, roasted and toasted malts, and a lot of cream at the end. Very thin for a stout, almost reminiscent of a porter.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2008
From can in Pretoria. Thick texture, creamy, semi-sweet, with a little balancing bitterness from the roasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2008
Very dark red, thick beige head. Sweet aroma... malt, vanilla and berries, maybe lingonberry. Tastes alike, sweet malt and hints of banana. Very, very creamy. Not much bitterness, but a nice finish, leaves a rather different sensation on the back of your tongue when compared to many other brews. ABV well hidden in flavor, you might just smell it, and definitely feel it. I actually liked this very much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2008
1 liter bottle purchased in Ghana in January 2008 by my daughter and drunk by myself, my 2 brothers, and other assorted family on 2/17/2008. This example was brewed in Accra Breweries in Accra, Ghana under license from SABMiller. Pours out opaque dark brown/black with a healthy light brown head that, although it collpsed quickly, persisted as a thin layer for over ten minutes, and left some pleasing lace. Chocolate aroma with some hints of coffee and vanilla. Medium body, smooth, light carbonation, and a generally pleasing mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate flavor, and the lactose is evident, with no discernible bitterness, although it is by no means cloying, and in fact finishes with a soft dryness. Not too bad at all. This is what I would drink if going to Ghana, an unlikely event in any case.


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