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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3735) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
THANKS! More than half of a 355 ml. bottle. Bottle is gorgeous as with all Almanac beers. Dark brown, creamy mocha head. Sweet cocoa butter (or at least how I imagine cocoa butter tastes like), sweet sugar, chocolate syrup, exotic sugar,… Taste is pretty much liquid cocoa butter (same comment), exotic sugar, chocolate syrup, cacao beans, creamy mocha, light bitterness in the back, tastes more like actual cacao beans / etc. than extracts or artificial stuff. Body is a bit lighter than I would have preferred. Really reminds me of ST Choklat, bit lighter than I prefer for this kinds of beers to be but very lovely all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (999) - Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Deep brown with a broken tan foam. Chocolate aroma is nice. Unsweetened cocoa flavors are more bitter than sweet. Small hints of toast and coffee in the background. Finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Sample at S&G tasting. Thx Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, mocha. TASTE: chocolate, mocha, coffee, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (676) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma with chocolate, vanilla, caramel and cream notes. Malty caramel and chocolate flavor, licorice, cocoa powder with a light hint of roasted coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1350) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, slight berry notes, citrus, charred tones. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, hazelnuts, berry tartness, citrus. Mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is chocolate and vanilla with some charred notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (2868) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
12-JUL-2014, bottle in Kregme. Dark Brown with lasting tan head. Aroma is mostly just chocolate. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, some bitterness. Sweet with medium body and carbonation. An OK chocolate beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2664) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Pitch black color. Small size, brown head, disappears. Sweet, chocolate, roast in aroma. Chocolate, roast, bit minerals, late hops in taste. Perhaps bit too sweet. Long lasting chocolate in aftertaste. Also some hazelnuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joelfaber (14) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Poured dark brown with a quickly disappearing head of foam. Smelled like malt and chocolate. Taste of hops up front and finishing with sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8381) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14. Light black with reddish hues, moderate light tan covering. Nose is sweet chocolate, tangy dark fruit, light orange in fact Terry’s Chocolate Orange vibes, dark maltings. Taste comprises artificial chocolate, dark toffee, vanilla fudge, earthy cocoa rinse, brown bread, dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roastings. Ok Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3rdJuly 2014
Tasting at ChrisO’s. Light haze on this dark brown - red beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and smooth. Light fine carbonation. Semi dry. Smooth malts, lots of chocolate but it tastes like cheap dark chocolate. Light tangy dark fruits. Light dry finish with a modestly bitter linger. Okay.

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