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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
pours black, with a nice dark caramel head. Milk chocolate on the nose. With hints of dark cocoa. Medium light bodied. Nice carbonation level. Tons of dark chocolate flavor, and bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
For the ABV this is an amazing beer. At 7 percent it woudl be perfect, but I resepct it at the low abv with a great chocolate flavor and perfect chocolate aroma. Nice head that fades to thin. Watery mouthfeel is the only bad part. Dark chocolate fade at the end. A very nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Black color with tan head. Dark chocolate, sugary, dark roast aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Nice medium roast malt, chocolate, pale malt, mild licorice flavors lingering roasty finish----good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Fabulous chocolaty goodness! Pours dark almost black and with some coaxing produced a fairly dense tan head. Chocolate and coffee dominate the flavors. Almanac really did a great job on this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5988) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours black with some ruby brown hues, 1 finger light tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice aromas of milk and dark chocolates, caramel/toffee, roast, sweet coffee, vanilla. On the taste is roast, cocoa and chocolates, light toffee and vanilla. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. A nice easy drinking porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Nice dark brown pour, chocolate brown head. Flavor has a lot of chocolate, a good dose of roasted malt, some molasses hints, espresso beans. A nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Inky black with small foamy tan head, chocolate aroma, bitter mocha taste, long bitter finish. A bit too bitter for may taste. I will never have mail order beer again, since all the gas has escaped!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Deep black in color... Aroma of sweet chocolate... Flavor is more thin than you'd expect, more roasted malt than chocolate... Hints of coffee bitterness on the finish... Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3095) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
The aroma is roast, earth chocolate, chalk. he appearance is deep brown, light tan head. The flavor is sour milk, earth, roasty, cocoa, chocolate. The finish is earthy, minerals, roasty. Medium in body. Interesting. Not s much chocolate, and more earth than expected. Good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (962) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Tastes like chocolate soda served alongside roasted chocolate crackers topped with dark chocolate cocoa nibs.

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