Sheaf Stout | Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.

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3.63/5
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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:
#35,744
Reviews:
146
Ratings:
241
pDev:
14.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 241 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of JMS1512
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
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%.

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Photo of 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!

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Photo of Phil-T_Phil_30
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of target88
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Adamhjo
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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! .

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Photo of JuanAlberto
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of blbarnett3
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ToddBeans
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of FederalOC
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of kalebharris
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours well into a chilly pint glass. Looks like some black coffee I'd drink. The thin mocha tinged head fades away, really looks great.
The aroma is almost world class, especially when ice cold. Smells sweet like a stout and slightly alcoholic. Smells almost like a red ale. Has a metalic taste to it, again like some sort of stout/red ale hybrid. A bit alcoholic again. I was told this brew wasn't the best however I was still a bit let down after I took a few swigs. Hey, its better than nothing.

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Photo of avwrite
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Surprisingly dark and malty. A bit thick, little foam.

S - Nothing too strong. Mild smell.

T - Tastes a lot like guiness, both in strength and texture.

M - Smooth going down, but lacking any distinct characteristics.

O - A mild stout. Feels like Australia's answer to guiness.

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of hreb
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had to rush out to try this beer when, in the same week, I heard it was endorsed by Krist Novoselic and dis-endorsed by some old family friends as being "too bitter". This distinctively styled 750 mL bottle is best before 20/DEC/15(!!) Pours black and a little on the thick side, with a distinct aroma of alcohol and oak (vanilla, even bourbon). I find the flavor on the mild side, actually, with very little carbonation, just a bit of grainy bitterness, and nice coffee finish. It's not as complex as your typical craft stout but I would absolutely drink this. And at this price per bottle, I could drink quite a lot. The oaky and ethanol/metallic notes remind me of much bigger Russian Imperial Stouts -- which this of course is not -- but I'm perhaps a little too easy to forive what might otherwise be defects, because they suggest to me one of my favorite styles.

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of chogm54
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of scottbrew4u
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Sheaf Stout from Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 241 ratings
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