Brewed by Carlsberg Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2009
This 2003 vintage is courtesy of TheCheeseMan, thanks again Dan! It pours mahogany with tan head. The aroma is rich milk chocolate to go along with a thin ribbon of caramel. It smells a bit like a chocolate milk shake, YUM! The flavor is ushered in with one of the creamiest mouth feels I can remember. It brings in delicious notes of milk chocolate, some dark chocolate and creamy caramel. Wow, this has aged wonderfully and is tastes great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2009
Black with a low grey head. Sweet chocolate aroma with further notes of cafe latte. The flavour has lots of liquorice and cocoa. It is a bit thin and weak bodied though.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14127) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
Aarhus, DK. Bottled. Chocolate malt and a balanced sweetness. Good creamy palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7851) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10420) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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