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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 Dandelionís 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 RŪo Caribe, Venezuela. The Madagascar beans add bright berry-cocoa flavors, while the RŪo 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 loverís beer through and through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (743) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
Dark brown, clear, tan head. Aroma: bready/biscuity malt, pronounced earthy cacao flavors, bakerís chocolate, nutty notes. Flavor: big cacao/bakerís chocolate, biscuit, nutty notes, dry cocoa finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap, pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and roast. Taste is huge chocolate and vanilla with a medium dry finish, very cool

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
12 oz. bottle from bytemesis- thanks again, Mike! Pours a deep, mostly opaque coffee brown with a small khaki head that leaves wisps of film atop the beer and small spots of lace in the glass. The aroma has a surprising hop character, with cacao nibs, citrus, vanilla, tobacco, coffee, and bakerís chocolate. The flavor is a little muted, though it offers some earthy hops, cacao nibs, toasted vanilla, tobacco, florals, and some roast at the end. Really dries up late. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Falls just a little flat, but an interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (294) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap. Didnít expect to like this one -- the wife ordered it -- but it was pretty dang good. Dark dark brown with beige head. Smell us roasty chocolate and malt, taste is much the same. Not at all cloying or overdone. Worth a try.

   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 (686) - 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. Canít find any bourbon or vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enegaard (53) - 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 (1435) - 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

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