Pours a deep chocolate brown with a medium brown head. Looks black and opaque in the glass.
First Sip: Sweet, dark malts, with chocolate, coffee and toffee flavours in the background. Hops is mild but persistent, so it lingers for a long while after the swallow leaving a slightly astringent after-taste. Mouth-feel is thick, with a mild carbonation tingle on the tongue.
The brew is one of the best dark brews in Australia. It's as good as Cooper's Stout, but it's not as bitter and so it is even easier to drink. Sheaf leaves a nice warm feeling in the belly, and the beer burp is nice. This is an exceedingly yummy beer which does not promote drinking in moderation.
Carlton & United Breweries, Ltd
Same again, sir? YES! oh so very yes.