Sheaf Stout
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

Sheaf StoutSheaf Stout
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Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Sweet / Milk Stout
3.63 | pDev: 14.88%
Oct 21, 2021
Nov 20, 2001
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Rated: 3.68 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Nath91 from Australia

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
As Australia's biggest mass produced macro beer company, Carlton and United seem to produce a lot of average lagers. Carlton Black and Sheaf Stout however, appear to be the better of their brews.

Look: Poured out of a 750ml longneck into a Guinness Pint glass, It's very dark, almost Cola looking. Thick almost tan coloured head, of which there's about 2 fingers of. Looks pretty carbonated, Looks like a decent stout.

Smell: Roasted dark malts, bitter coffee, slight vegemite hue to it, toffee and caramel sweetness

Taste: Smooth, roasted malt, coffee. There's Pride of Ringwood hoppiness and bitterness, but you expect that from CUB. Slight coca taste but not overly prominent. Is a earthy metallic note at the back end of the sip, mingling with the roasted coffee and malt flavour.

Feel: Medium body, not as carbonated as initially expected, but enough for the burps to pop through almost immediately. Smooth, easy drinking

Overall: It's enjoyable. It's not the worlds greatest stout, but it's a good Aussie entry level stout with more flavour and body than your standard Carlton and United fare. It's good alternative.

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Daneve76 from Australia

May 26, 2021
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
24.4oz bottle (best by xx/Jun/21, couldn't quite make out the day date, but I think the 6th.) poured into 14oz teku.

TL;DR version? Nearly perfectly average.

Wordier? solid black, with 1/2 inch dark tan head.
Solid malt aromas, with notes of chocolate and vanilla.
Same flavors, but an added sharp bite on the finish that was not enjoyable.
Typical medium body with semi-sweet finish.
OK drinkability, always meant to tick this sooner.
Overall, not terrible, and if looking for an inexpensive mini-mart stout, here's your beer.
Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown and opaque. Half a finger of beige head.

Smells of coffee, liquorice, and cocoa.

The taste follows the nose, and is slightly sweet.

Medium body with little carbonation.

I got this in Blaine, Washington and am drinking it in Redding, August 27, 2019.
Aug 28, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from 25.4oz brown bottle into glass. On neck of bottle is stamped 'BEST BEFORE 120419 11568'.
Deep brown colored body, with medium brown back lit highlights. Quarter finger of creamy tan head upon pouring, fades away to partial cap and ring. Leaves behind webs of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, with a little dark fruit and chocolate.
Taste is dark roasted malts, with a medicinal peaty flavor coming through the last half. Higher up there are some hints of dark fruit with undetermined sweetness/tartness. There are hints of chocolate that bob in and out. The after taste is short and dry.
Mouth feel is medium plus, with some creaminess. Okay carbonation.
A dark beer that is pretty in the glass, with its expanse of web lacing. Remindful in a way to Guinness Stout but overall less flavorful. This is a good choice at the pub, and to pair with savory meats and cheeses.
Jan 30, 2019
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Aroma is almost whiskey-like, then smoky, roasted, but still alcohol. Black - opaque, with bubbles visible just at the glass. Tall tan head, thick and creamy. The head recedes moderately, leaving bubbly lacing. Feel is thin to moderate. Initial taste is dark fruit and roasted malts, transitioning to a slightly astringent bitterness in the middle and finish. Aftertaste is dry and somewhat bitter. The middle and finish also has an odd earthiness that is hard to describe; not unpleasant, just unusual. Overall, seems to be a bit of a cross between an English Stout and a Dry Irish Stout. Good enough to buy again (but, I probably won't).
Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by beerbart from California

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by Stoutmaster9 from California

Apr 03, 2018
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by Kingcarson from Washington

Nov 02, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 3.34 by dertyd from California

May 13, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by bofarr from California

Sep 03, 2016
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
1 pt. , 9.4 oz. bottle:

Pours dark brown to light black. A creamy tan head lasts, leaving lacing.

The smell is of cocoa/coffee. Alcohol shows a bit more than expected for 5.7 abv.

The taste is of cocoa/coffee, some dark fruit and an earthy bitterness. Dry, bitter-ish finish.

Slight initial fizz soon settles. Hits medium bodied. Smooth.

A nice stout, though it is not "sweet" (or "milky"). Much closer to an English Stout (without the charcoal smokiness of some classics of the style). Dry version, but not quite an Irish Dry Stout either. Whatever the case may be, it is a bitter/dry interpretation of a stout. Unique.

Very reasonably priced at about $3.25 for the bottle.
Sep 02, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by HopBroker from Washington

Jun 01, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by Phoneguy from Indiana

May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.18 by Lagerquestrian from Texas

May 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Alexkauruk from Washington

3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark, almost black with a little lace. Taste is ok: burnt malt, balanced, kinda thin for appearance, a bit more dry than i would like, you can feel some alcohol taste- not too bad. Overall good beer for the price. Will buy it again for sure.
Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 2.09 by ezra_shroomer from Washington

Feb 12, 2016
Sheaf Stout from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
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