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Sheaf Stout | Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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3.63/5
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240 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Australia
fosters.com.au

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 11-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,073
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
240
pDev:
14.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Photo of Kingcarson
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bofarr
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
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.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoneguy
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alexkauruk
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.

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2.09/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of HerbGuy42
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I used to really like this beer, so I don't know if they changed the recipe, or if my tastes have just changed. In terms of look, smell, and mouth feel, this beer is more-or-less what you would expect of a stout. It is black with a good, thick, tan head. The mouth feel is somewhat astringent because of excessive dryness; an overwhelming sort of sherry taste that is just way too overwhelming for a beer or ale. I HATE an excessively dry beer that's so attenuated that it could pass for wine. This beer is one of those. It is basically a smoky/toasty wine.

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Photo of mdfisher
4.59/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arini10
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at South Lyndale Liquors two days ago. Best before 08/09/15 L: Dense bright black with a 1” tan foam cap that rapidly dissipates. S: Faint wet cardboard, rich malts, some licorice, some dark dried fruit. T: Creamy, startsdsweet but finishes dry. A little chalkiness, some chocolate. Malt is medium to medium high. Hops are medium to medium low. Traces of toffee. Its just a shade oxidized. F: Creamy medium to medium full body, medium low carbonation. O: A fairly decent milk stout.

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Photo of gardner254
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keiffer17
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of koolkinkajou
4.7/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the greatest beer for the greatest price! I downed almost a full bottle tonight. It has a very dark authentic taste!

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark with a decent tan head. The usual sweet chocolate malt and coffee scents are here, as in most stouts, but the taste is pretty mild and more burnt and bitter than sweet. It's also thinner in the mouth than you would suspect by looking at it. Overall, it's a supremely pedestrian stout...but at the price point, usually under three bucks a bomber around here, it's hard to complain about the bang for the buck. If your cash strapped, you can do a lot worse than a couple of these...

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Photo of Dhamma73
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travolta
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMS1512
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Sheaf Stout from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 240 ratings
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