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Sheaf Stout - Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 15.24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd. visit their website

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 11-20-2001)
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Photo of Brent
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint, 9.6 oz. bottle - this is one big beer. Pours a very nice tar black. Aroma is a bit odd, some tangy smoke notes. Flavor profile is a bit tough to nail down. Only moderately roasted malt flavors, much less than the appearance would suggest. Sharp up front, with some roasted flavors that start to hint of coffee, but pull up short. Some chocolate milk flavors lurk in the background, but never come forth. Not a bad stout, but a bit of a lightweight.

Brent, Feb 11, 2004
Photo of grub
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a deep black colour with a huge, dense brown head. the head is slow to drop and when it does it leaves tons of lace behind.

aroma is nice. sweet and malty, with a little roast. bready malt. dark chocolate and a bit of coffee.

taste is good. sweet and malty. not too much roast. just a bit of sourness too, which is nice. bready. coffee. bit of chocolate.

mouthfeel is big and chewy. pretty nice.

drinkability on this one is pretty good. it's not a spectacular stout, but tasty and nice. i'd definitely have another bottle.

grub, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of TastyTaste
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a large brown bottle, with a plain yellow label. Looked as if it had been produced in somebody's basement. This beer poured a color similar to tar. It smelt of spices and gingerbread, if fact, that is what this beer's taste reminded me of. This was my first stout ever, and it takes a little getting used to. It's worth a shot, if stouts are your thing.

TastyTaste, Oct 16, 2003
Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1pint 9.5oz bottle into standard pint. Fridge temp. Freshness date 20apr13 printed on bottle. From notes taken 4/3/12

A: Opaque black with 2.5 fingers tan head after an aggressive pour. Leaves good lacing.

S: Coffee, slight bitter chocolate, and small hop presence at first. Smells sweet with a touch of malted barley and caramel. Like iced coffee with cream, it smells rich.

T: Coffee at first that becomes a slightly tangy chocolate and then bitterness. Bitterness is hops and that charred bitterness from dark roasting. Pleasant to drink.

M: Very thin for a stout but much richer than expected for such a thin beer. Not all that smooth considering the mouthfeel, watery like a lager, enhances the bitter iced coffee aspect of it.

O: Good but not great, smells wonderful for sure. Not bad considering the price of $3.00 for a 25.5oz bottle though. There are other stouts I would go to before this one. Considering the coffee/chocolate notes I thought it would go well with vanilla ice cream, I was wrong. This is not a good beer-float beer.

N3rdM3t4l, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love the big torpedo like bottle. The beer itself was in the words of Randy Jackson "all -ight". Poured black with a brown head with a chocolate nose. The intial taste was slightly metallic with a burnt malt aftertaste. What puts this stout in the B team is the lack of bigness and the sense that the balance is slightly off though I still enjoyed my glass. I guess that with the lack of good Australian imports that it cool to even be able to get this beer.

canucklehead, Mar 31, 2004
Photo of LathouXaris
3.5/5  rDev -3%

LathouXaris, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

warpedrevolution, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All but black in color with a dark brown cloudtop head, lots of broken lace. Strong aroma of coffee, also bitter chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit with a slight metallic quality. Dark roasted malts dominate the taste, beginning with slightly sweet toasty notes which yield to a bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Finish is quite dry and a touch bitter. Sheaf is a decent, although not exceptional stout.

Pegasus, Nov 21, 2002
Photo of kalebharris
3.5/5  rDev -3%

kalebharris, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -3%

EvanWilliams, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Kopfschuss, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of bareju
3.5/5  rDev -3%

bareju, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3%

harpus, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

dansmcd, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

ToddBeans, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

shelby415, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mrfrancis, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Haybeerman, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Pours black as expected, with thin beige foamy head. Aroma is burnt and chocolaty. Taste is dark roasted malt and chocolate. Lingering bitterness on the palate. Nice! .

stevoj, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Sellen, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

rab53, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of FrankHammer
3.5/5  rDev -3%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -3%

KAF, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of capuchinpilates
3.5/5  rDev -3%

capuchinpilates, Aug 06, 2013
Sheaf Stout from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
82 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.