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 Carlsbergs 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHSRanders (2037) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear brown colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate and coffe. Sweet flavor with bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6753) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2007
More bitterness than most chocoalte stouts. Fairly light, pronounced cocoa aroma. Coffee, vanilla, lingering taste, which maskes the alcohol strength. Actually very good, though Im not in the habit of praising Carlsberg products!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10454) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle (75cl): Deep amber coloured, creamy firm yellowish lacing head; fruity, dark malty and distinctive chocolatey aromas; robust bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied, smooth MF; chocolate and cacao in the sweetish-fruity finish. A good one.......

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
bottle. very dark brown color. large dark brown head. roasty aroma. mild roasty taste without any specificness of anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2007
500ml thanks to after4ever. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. Chocolate aroma. Medium body with light carbonation. Licorice and a touch of chalk in the finish. This almost seems like a stout trying to be a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Darkbrown with a nice brown head. Not as black as other stouts. Aroma of forrest fruits, roasted malts and sweet port wine. Medium body, definetly not as heavy as lots of other stouts out there, but the complex smooth flavor makes up for it. Port wine again, chocolate and salty notes and with a warming finish. A stout hold up by the yeast and chocolate rather than the malts. Really my type of beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7942) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2007
500. Thanks, Maria! Dark, grainy black body with thick, sudsy light tan head of some depth. Little lacing. Modest roast and toast palate, not really super pronounced or all that complex, but wonderfully soft and easy drinking. This is more of a gentle introduction to the world of stouts--odd that they call it a sweet stout, though. Maybe Im congested but Im not picking up much in the way of malty sugariness or anything in the way of an adjunct.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15453) - Snderborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Bottle, 6.8%. Bittersweet aroma, some dark bread. Very dark brown colour. OK stable light brown head. The flavour is quite sweet, getting slightly salty. Starts off with some liquorice, then gets more chocolaty in the aftertaste. Gets a bit sour after a while. Not as good as I remembered. 6 3 6 3 13

Bottle, 6.8%. 11 years past BB date. Oxidised aroma. Almost black colour, clear red shine. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is vinous and oxidised. Drinkable for its age, but to me it tastes more or less like any 11-year-old beer. 5 3 5 3 9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasMik (47) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2007
A good, body stout with a dark color. A fantastic beer its price considering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (17968) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is close to black. Aroma is roast malt and chocolate. Taste is heavy on the chocolate with roast malt. Very smooth.

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