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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
When I went to South Africa I had so much bad beer, I was getting quite fed up. There IS good beer in South Africa, but most of it is from the brewery in old Sdwest (Namibia) Windhoek. But there is one beer... My very first Milk Stout, Castles black and amazing stout works on so many levels. Even though theres the dreaded corn in this beer as well, SA has kept this old beer ticking along and it has a nice niche in South Africa. Several times Afrikaaners would come over in their rugby shirts and tell me how happy they were to see me, a foreigner drink "their" beer and buy me another. Now, milk stout is a fairly unknown product to Scandinavians, but as I understand it, they make it with lactose sugars. It rounds out the flavor and adds a really nice texture to the beer. It is so good and seems so healthy, selling it under this name is not legal in Sweden (alcohol and milk may not be sold as a product name).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3593) - Mostery, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
500 ml bottle kindly shared by Nilsas who bought this in Nigeria. Clear deep mahogany body with a light brown head. Sweet burnt sugar on the nose. Sweet and burnt flavors. Medium to full bodied. Burnt finished. Papery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8776) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours very dark ruby with a tiny tanned head. Aroma is malty, weak vanilla. Taste is well balanced, roast and lactic sweetness, dry lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Mrk rdbrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, lakris og krydder. Smak av malt, kaffe, lakris og sjokolade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Attap (1) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
I really like this locally available milk stout beer. I buy it by the crate and drink it by the crate. If I go to a drinking pavilion I ask for it on-tap as this is even better so then I drink it by the barrel. I love carrying a fully-loaded 500 ml beer mug around as everyone looks at the beer and smiles - it makes me and others happy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (3960) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Duft av kaffe, bek og lakris. Dyp sort farge. Noe skum som forsvinner raskt, litt langs kant. smak av kaffe og bek.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (11747) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Version brewed in Tanzania. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dry toasted, light coffee, licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, milk chocolate, licorice, hints of coffee. Medium body, soft and oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. 170214

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (8447) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
My bottle is brewed In Ghana by Accra Brewery Ltd.
Rating from somewhere before 2008, bottle found in an African shop in Berlin
Tiefschwarz im Glas, slich weiche Rstmalzaromen in der Nase. Das Bier ist mild-weich, angenehm rstmalzig-schokoladig, anklnge an Kaffee. Etwas s. Im Nachgeschmack etwas herber. Sehr schn!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markschiedon (676) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
Drinking from a 340ml bottle. In the aroma a sweet flowery smell and some liquorice. When it warms up also coffee and boiled milk comes up. The beer is clear, but its hard to tell since its almost solid black. It has a brown head that disappears fast. The taste is also like drinking fluid liquorice. But after the first shock of that a good milky stout comes up. A little watery maybe. Medium-low carbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (2436) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle bought in Out Of Africa store, Norwich. Dark brown colour with a light brown head. Roasted, semi-sweet aroma. Sweeter to taste. Creamy texture, soft carbonation. Its not bad.


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