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Our Biere de Chocolat celebrates the long and lauded history of chocolate production in San Francisco. Our aim was to create a beer bursting with cocoa flavors and aromas, balancing sweet and savory to create a complex but quaffable chocolate brew. To accomplish this we partnered with Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco to create this rich brew brimming with chocolate character. Working with the unique flavors of Dandelion’s single-source beans, we created this decadent beer by layering in smoked and dark-roasted malts with citrusy Ivanhoe hops from Clearlake, CA. Finally, we added a blend of hand-roasted cocoa beans sourced from Madagascar and Río Caribe, Venezuela. The Madagascar beans add bright berry-cocoa flavors, while the Río Caribe adds dark chocolate and bourbon notes. A touch of vanilla rounds out the supporting flavors to create an eminently drinkable beer that is a chocolate lover’s beer through and through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
I thought this was pretty good. The bitterness is what stands out to me. Like an IPA. Creamy coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Dark malt and cough syrup aroma. Black in color with a darker tan head. Nice milk chocolate staRt with a creamy mouth feel. Malty vanilla after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbastard (728) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Very dark pour with some tan head. The nose is the best part, milk chocolate with some smoke in the background. The taste is more bitter chocolate with a dry finish. Overall this is pretty simple, not much else to say. Can’t find any bourbon or vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enegaard (64) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
(Aug. 2013, bottle from City Beer, SF) Pitch black with brown big bubbly head. Aroma is light and slightly tart, chocolate and weak vanilla. Taste is classic porter, light and fruity with toasted malts and chocolate (and lots of it) leaving behind a mild bitterness. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Sampled in a four pack. A nice mild carbonation high malts brew. Roasted nicely with a good chocolate palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1511) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice java head. Nose is mocha, coffee with rich chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste is bursting with chocolate, not overwhelmingly sweet, and is light enough where it drinks rather easily. Finishes with the same chocolate, might be good over vanilla ice cream. Nice porter. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and sweet roasty chocolate aroma. Taste is all milk chocolate, creamy mouthful with vanilla, lighter coffee, and roasted malt notes leading to a dry, chocolatly finish. Light, but flavorful and enjoyable, nice chocolate notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours dark with a finger light fluffy tan head. Smell chocolate and a light, nutty, coffee roast. Taste is bitter, herbal, with a roasty and a nutty finish. Light to medium bodied. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielecamo (527) - ITALY - SEP 25, 2013
Bella alla vista con schiuma non molto persistente. ..aroma di tostato intenso seguito da cioccolato amaro persistente.. .in bocca prima una nota dolce poi ancora caffè e cioccolato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Received in a trade from Bytemesis and shared at Kenny’s tasting. Somehow I got much more coffee than chocolate in this. There was also some rich malt notes with light smoke and some vanilla. A fun beer.

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