Brewed by Svaneke Bryghus
Style: Stout
Svaneke, Denmark


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Danish: Kraftig chokolade duft spredes når øllet skænkes op og det nøddebrune skum står smukt i glasset. Den sorte farve tillader røde nuancer foran en lyskilde, medens den første tår afslører en moderat fyldig Stout, der mætter knapt så meget. Fire forskellige slags malt, der i blandt chokolade malt og karamel malt, sætter sit præg og humlen er fint afstemt dertil. Drikkes snildt til deserter eller en sød eftermiddagsstund. Undergæret.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2005
(50cl bottle, best by 3/06) Clear dark red-brown body topped by a big tan head. Aroma is sweet, CHOCOLATE (they definitely are not kidding about it being a chocolate beer), specifically cocoa -- stronger chocolate aroma than I have ever experienced before, accented by cappuchino. Taste is sweet, strong cocoa, cappuchino. Smooth medium body. No real bitterness.

Ratings vary a goodly amount but it really boils down to this -- if the idea of a beer dessert appeals to you, this may be your dream beer. Otherwise, well, you have been warned. By way of comparison, this beer has DDC Aphrodisiaque beat aromawise, but Aphrodisiaque has a better taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2007 (Bottle 70 cl) Comes as "Kjaerstrup Chocolate Stout". Almost black with a reddish tint, very subdued, small head - heavy carbonation. Pronounced chocolatey notes, adding a bitter touch. Very extraordinary beer that goes well with....chocolate. 100404

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2005
50 cl Bottle. At Morten birthday, thanks. Black to dark brown in colour, with the most wonderful aroma of choclate. This beer is really amazing, it’s allmost to drink a beer with the mouth full of choclate. Nice palate, and a lovely aftertaste. But!!!!!! When I had drink a half bottle, I had too much of it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2005
500 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. ABV is 5.7%. Dark ruby nearly black colour, large tan head. Aroma is overhelming chocolate (like chocolate sauce), artificial vanilla, cocoa, candy and caramel. Definitely too much of all the sweet aromas. Flavour is not quite as overwhelmingly sweet as the aroma makes you fear, but pretty close. Again: too much chocolate, cocoa and artificial vanilla, some coffee notes too. I’m not amused. Couldn’t finish the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown with a cappucino coloured very fine lasting head. The aroma is pure chocolate and nothing else. But in this case it is great quality chocolate and not the cheap rubbish that a lot of other producers of chocolate stouts seem to fancy in their beer. To me good quality chocolate is one of the most complex and immensely satisfying flavours in the world, so I’m all for this beer. On the palate the beer is mediumbodied and with a slight bitter finish from the hops reminding you that this is actually beer and not liquid chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
(on bottle)I don´t know about this; it´s the most chocolated beer I´ve ever had and that´s about it, It´s good chocolate and they told me in the shop that it is aa new brew compared to ½ a year ago. If you want good chocolate in liquid form, go for this baby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2005
Bottled, alc. 5.7 % (BB 03/2006, different label than in RB photo)
Dark ruby, good tanned head, lace. Strong nose of milk chocolate and vanilla pudding. Suprisingly this is not very sweet - more like hoppy bitter with dark chocolate (coffee, cocoa). Long bitter aftertaste with burnt coffee beans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14935) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2011 Bottle, as Kjaerstrup Chocolate Stout. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, butter, caramel. Dark brown with tan head. Taste is much the same, like a crossover between a sweet chocolate toffee and a stout. Probably it will be too overwhealming to drink a bottle, but I sheared it with four friends, and then it was good. Rating: 6-4-8-3-17-3.8. 050923

Bottle, as Choko Stout. It’s a dark chestnut beer, clear, and with a small, beige head. Chocolate, dried fruits, some hints of DMS and a pleasant roasted touch in the aroma. Coffee, chocolate and dried fruits in the flavor, finishing with mostly chocolate. Medium body. A nice beer indeed, but not as nice as I remember it from five years ago, guess my palate has evolved. 100917

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
50 cl bottle. Different label. 5.7 ABV. Aroma is extremely dominated by chocolate and vanilla. Very sweet body and extremely warming finish. I miss some bitternes and complexity in this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a big baige head. Heavy sweet milk chocolat aroma and taste. Medium body and a super sweet finish. To sweet chocolat like, almost pervers.

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