Sheaf Stout
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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From:
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
 
Australia
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #587
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,182
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 14.88%
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
99
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 21, 2021
Added:
Nov 20, 2001
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  14
SCORE
82
Good
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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
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Reviewed by HerbGuy42 from Washington

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.
Feb 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.59 by mdfisher from New York

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.64 by arini10 from Oregon

Nov 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Nov 10, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

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.
Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by gardner254 from Ohio

Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

Sep 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.66 by Keiffer17

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by LennyBound from Illinois

Jul 06, 2015
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Rated by koolkinkajou from Washington

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!
Jun 23, 2015
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Reviewed by vladdswrath from Washington

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...
Jun 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.4 by Dhamma73 from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by travolta from California

May 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Jan 16, 2015
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Solid, dark black, opaque, with a light tan head that fades quickly. Significant lacing.

S - Strong note of alcohol, with underlying roasted malt and grain elements.

T - The note of alcohol is significantly reduced but not eliminated on the tongue, with the roasted grain and bready malts coming forward. A slight sweetness mingles with a mild carbonic bite.

M - Brisk carbonation and a light feel keep this easy and drinkable.

O - Decent stout. A nice roasted note, but the alcohol element is pretty strong for a ABV below 6%.
Dec 12, 2014
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Rated by Steffon

3/5  rDev -17.4%
One of my introductions to craft/non pilsener beers! Not available where I live, but I would love to try it with a more informed palate!
Dec 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.4 by Phil-T_Phil_30 from California

Dec 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by target88 from Kentucky

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by LakerLeith from California

Nov 19, 2014
Sheaf Stout from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
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