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Brewed by Carlsberg Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Criollo Stout is the latest in Carlsberg’s Semper Ardens range of exclusive hand-brewed beers. The name comes from the Criollo cocoa beans used in the chocolate that is added during the brewing process. Among the malt types used, chocolate malt and caramel malt deliver the lightly burnt, sweet malt aroma together with the black colour. Rye malt contributes and characteristic acidity and taste nuances. Pilsner malt is also used. Criollo Stout is unfiltered. The remaining yeast adds body and a certain dryness in the finish. A small amount of English liquorice is also added and the stout is hopped with a carefully chosen bitter hop together with a Saaz aroma hop.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted and caramel. Flavor is chocolate, roasted, coffee, malt. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10843) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is cacao, roasted, coffee. Flavour is cacao, hop, roasted, malt. Easy drinkable nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Baadstorp (55) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
brewed on worlds most exclusive cocoa beans gives it a good complex chocolate taste without the chocolate taking to much over. good bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
Aarhus, DK. Bottled. Chocolate malt and a balanced sweetness. Good creamy palate

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6517) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
Pours black with short head. Some chocolate in the aroma and dark roasted malts. Body too light. In mouth more chocolate and sweet malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
Black with short lasting head. Sweet chocolate aroma with liquerice and fruity notes. Sweet roasted flavor with nice bitter chocolate and liquerice. Delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. Very brown colour with decent light brown head. Aroma offers malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and spices. Not to powerfull aroma though. Flavor is rather sweet malt - some of which burnt. Cane sugar and spices as well. Average finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2007
Dark red colored, little light brown head. Strong chocolate dominates this aroma, sweet licorice and coffee also there with mild alcohol. Medium bodied. Flavor is more sour with still this dominating chocolate, still not so obvious here than in aroma. Aftertaste turns to licoricy with drying tone, mild alcohol also comes up.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charlotte (4262) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2007
Black with beige head.Taste of coffee and dark chocolate.Sweet flavour with light bitter finish.Well balanced beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
75 cL bottle, vintage 2004 at Jacobson from the Carlsberg cellar. Pours deep brown to black with a dense chocolate brown head, large sediments floating around - tasty though :) Aroma is thick chocolate with a mild roasted note - has a whiff of a wineous tone too. Flavour is smooth chocolate - the ageing suites this brew well. Has a soft smooth chocolate and malty finish with a mild wineous tone. Nice.


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