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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - JAN 14, 2006
Very nice sweet stout, but the price for it is very high in the super markets, but it is all worth trying it out. Good kind of spicy flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Brown head. Very dark red body. Choccolate aroma. Choccolate caramel flavor. Pleasantly low carbonated. Bitterness just tastable. I feel like tossing a lump of vanilla icecream into it! Hardly a secret now: I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4437) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
Bottle, at No. 5 (030506). Dark brown with a light brown, quickly diminishing head. Aroma moderate to heavy malty and hoppy (dark chocolate, licorice). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, long duration. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2005
7o cl Bottel Color - Black/Dark Brown Head - Nice long lasting Beige Aroma - Lakrids, Chocolat, Malt Flavor - Lakrids, Chocolate, Coffe, Bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4026) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 Large light brown lasting head. Black colour. Aroma with liquorice, malt and chocolate. Flavour with notes of coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Nice and creamy. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2005
Black colour with a huge brown lasting head. Taste of malt and licorice and chocolate. Rich full body and a laaasting finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2005
70 cl Bottle. Yeast in bottom. Very black colour with a good looking brown head, but fast diappearing. Not much aroma, but very smooth and notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted barley. Big fine taste of chokolate, liquerish and burned corn, it’s all ends up in a dry and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
Aproaching blackness! No head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt and liquorice. Creamy almost cloying mouthful. Taste is liquorice and bitter cocoa. Some sweetness, but the dry bitterness in the end is killing my tastebuds! To quote my friend from Delft is is sticky and chalky! I know this brew is appreciated by a lot of people, but I just really don’t like it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle. Aged for 20 months. Quite good, medium bodied, witha sweet choclate character and roasted malt bitterness, some dark fruit in there aswell, good length on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 (Bottle 70 cl) Version 1: Bottle #2737. This is the original 2001 vintage of this beer at 6,5% ABV.
Pitch black, opaque beer with a creamy, brownish head. Starts creamy, greasy almost cream-like. Some sweetness quickly relieved by a dry, coffeeish bitterness. Very sophisticated brew with 4 different malts, cocoa, chocolate and English licorice. In many ways a great beer. 240901

(Bottle 70) Version 2 - vintage 2003. More chocolate, less licorice. 7/4/7/3/14=3,5 130603

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