Belco Stout Beer / Mãe Preta - Belco Beer House S/A
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
1.95/5 rDev -36.9%
I wanted to like this beer, I really did. Judging by the other reviews, you have got to wonder if we all drank the same beer. It poured beautifully. A very rich, dark brown with just a touch of red around the edges. No head to speak of and no lacing either. Smell was strong and strange. First thought of lipstick, but after the initial assault found vanilla, coffee, floral notes, and, with help from a few other noses, narrowed the lipstick smell down to a toasted cocoanut/toffee/caramel combination that hooked up with the aforementioned floral to produce a very distinct but not very pleasing offering for the nose. Taste was a little better if I didn't inhale as I brought the glass up. Vanilla, roasted caramel, heavy malt, coffee and cane sugar are dominate. A nice complexity by an odd flavor. Mouthfeel was very smooth, creamy but somewhat watery in the finish. Drinkability: I couldn't finish this one. The odd flavor and smell, despite the complexity of both, were very unbalanced and quite off-putting. If you you like a beer that drinks like root beer, give it a try, but don't say I didn't warn you.
01-11-2005 18:52:20 | More by PorterLambic
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev +16.5%
Presentation: Tall long neck brown twist 500ml sized bottle, no freshness date though there is a freshness code that can’t be read.
Appearance: Black as night with a quick cascading effect from the pouring, thick foamy tan lace forms and sticks a little and then drops to a thin lace.
Smell: Smells of an Irish coffee, creamy with a sweet and subtle alcohol with a soft and rounded roasted aroma.
Taste: Full bodied with a creamy and crisp mouth feel, some slickness comes through in the middle of the full body. Carbonation is moderate. Sweet with overtones of lactic sugar(?), both roasted and toasted on the palate and not too strong, just at a level where the flavour begins to peak. Hops are minimal with a solid but small bitter twang. Slight alcohol warmth with some esters and a ghost like fusel alcohol character running about. Touch of yeast and dark bread flavour from middle to end. Finishes sweet with lots of residuals and a toasted grain taste.
Notes: Tasty little sweet stout, a bit in the raw but it grows on you. Pretty sure there is an addition of lactic sugar in this brew being that is it so much on the sweet side with a lot of residuals. A great beer to have with a lazy Sunday brunch of a smoked salmon omelet, grilled rye bread and poached veggies.
01-09-2002 19:06:30 | More by Jason
3.88/5 rDev +25.6%
Sweet Stout indeed. I didnt know beer could be this sweet. Its actually pretty drinkable if you arent opposed to the level of sweetness, but I couldnt do more than one in a sitting. There is still some decent roastiness amongst all the syrupy chocolate and coffee. I bet it would be fantastic to bake chocolate treats with.
Smells of stewed raisins and chocolate. Deep black with a wimpy, bubbly mocha head. Full of sweet dark fruits, raisin, date...lots of chocolate and cocoa, creamed coffee and sugary milk. Very smooth, but also a bit syrupy, but there are roasty elelments that mitigate that a bit. It's not a world beater, but it is curioulsy tasty and draws me back for sips.
03-08-2006 19:52:16 | More by Jredner
2.78/5 rDev -10%
Look: Black with brown rings on top and bottom no head at all even with a hard pour
Smell: Roasted malt, bread, coffee and chocolate
Taste: Upfront is a burnt malt taste with a hint of bready yeast. Wow the backend of this beer is pure coffee almost to the point that I'm just drinking cold coffee
Mouthfeel: Is a bit thin for the style and little carbonation
Overall: Not a good beer. Taste more like cold coffee than a beer
09-12-2011 00:15:07 | More by DarthKostrizer
2.35/5 rDev -23.9%
Brazilian beer, supposedly a Stout...
A:Name "Black Mother", dark with a brow foam..
S: smeel like tofee, a litle coffe and toasted malt.
T: come the deception: Like a Malzbeer(very common in Brazil), very sweet, very little bitternes.for me not a stout..
M: Low corp, watery...
D: Not a very drinkability, because very sweet.
07-21-2010 16:44:03 | More by leonardopacu
1.7/5 rDev -45%
Dark black color. Small head. Aroma is chocolate. First impression is that this stuff tastes just like Canfield Chocolate Soda. So does the 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th. Interesting stuff, its drinkable but it doesn't taste like a beer. As a beer it's a miserable failure. As a 4% Chocolate Soda it damn tasty. But I will rate it as a beer.Since this isn't a soda rating website.Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
06-27-2003 17:04:52 | More by beerguy101
3.48/5 rDev +12.6%
The beer poured a deep black, shining reddish through light. Copious ivory head, with good retention.
Aroma is clean and lagery like, with very little esteriness. Not quite totally clean, with a light hint of cherry. Notes of coffee and chocolate, with a creamy sweetness behind.
Flavor is more along the lines of a schwarzbier, with a lactic sweetness. Definitely lagery tasting, although not quite clean enough, with decent body and lots of roasted maltiness. Very light cherry and plum flavors. Kind of like a light baltic porter. I guess that would be schwarzbier, huh? It has some stout characteristics. This is a strange beer. Pretty good, even though I wouldn't call it a stout.
08-21-2003 01:27:37 | More by UnionMade
3.78/5 rDev +22.3%
Brown, brown, opaque dark brown-black color. Even around the thin edges brown remains the color-- the beer approaches light brown possibly tan in the thinnest places..
The head is small, starts off as scant island wisps of foam that congeal and build to create a modest layer of tan finely textured and bubbled foam. Minor wisps of lacing clung to the glass, dotting the walls here and there.
The nose was quite surprising. It filled the air with a mild sweet pungent caramel-coffee aroma tinged with a minute bitter signature of hops and a minor whisper of alcohol..
The flavor body followed the model of other Brazilian dark beers Ive sampled-- even though labeled a stout, this is a mild stout. But mild shouldnt be a deterrent-- the flavor was favorably complex. The flavor foundation was that of sweet toasted caramel that relinquished the stage to minor bitter tones of hops and at last tastes of coffee and malt. It seemed as if there was a coverlet over the flavor-- shielding the peaks and edges of the flavor notes maybe making for a fuzzy sheen on the flavor profile.
The finish approached quickly. Once the sweetness, hops and coffee malt finished their soliloquies, they retreated as a group, letting the curtain fall signaling the end of their flavor debut leaving my palate washed clean.
The mouthfeel was very comfortable with the beers sweet caramel tinges making for a rather drinkable beer. The 4% ABV makes for a enjoying a pint or two without feeling a kick that glues you to your seat.
Furthermore given the price I paid for over a pint, I declare this beer a bargain.
11-21-2003 00:40:57 | More by gueuzeonhigh
Belco Stout Beer / Mãe Preta from Belco Beer House S/A
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.