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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 13/20
Marduk (3608) - 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 (37) - 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 (12076) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (17446) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at Craig on heat tasting. Black beer lasting beige head. Chocolate yep. It’s fine lots of chocolate not much elsr but I like the chocolate. Some chilli

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Dark brown... Thin tan lacing... Dark bitter malts ... Soft chocolate nose... Dark sweet chocolate... Soft malts... Light chocolate syrup... Big vanilla

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at hoime. High creamy lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Sweet roasted malt caramel choccolate aroma. Mild roasted malt caramel choccolate cream flavor with a surprising but pleasant hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11382) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours deep brown to black with a large, frothy, beige head. Aroima has nice fat chocolate, light milky, some slight licorice, a bit of vanilla. Lowish carbonation, very dry and kinda light mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of malty bitterness and lots of chocolate. Very dry and quite bitter cocoa. Lots of character, but the mouthfeel is kinda light to justify the excessive cocoa-bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3970) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
355 ml bottle. Near black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and earth. Taste is dry, dark chocolate, roasted malt, roasted coffee with earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1277) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 21, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en el momento el 21-06-2014. color negro intenso con poca espuma beige. Aromas no muy intensos a maltas tostadas y vainillas. Sabores también tostados con bastante chocolate amargo y vainilla. Buen regusto final amargo mezclado con el chocolate y cacao junto con vainilla, aumentando los tonos quemados y de maderas tostadas al final, al calentar. Cuerpo medio con 5.5 vol y un gran sabor. Bastante buena. Para repetir.

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