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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrtripod (19) - USA - SEP 12, 2013
On tap at Bottleworks. Pours very dark with nice brown head and lacing. Plenty of chocolate notes. Nice body. Full flavor with dry finish and lingering chocolate. Better than your average chocolate flavored brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1214) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Black, with some brownish mahogany highlights, a modest head an decent retention and lace. Baking chocolate aroma with hints of earthy hops and coffee. Bittersweet chocolate flavor with roasted malt and licorice. Medium body, modest carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
pours a clear black with a medium size tan head, and some lacing. smell is of cocoa, vanilla, and some roasted malt. taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, and some vanilla. ends smooth and slightly thick.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours nearly black with a thin than head. Aroma of sweet, rich chocolate and a bit of roasted malt. Flavor follows, with a huge, rich, creamy chocolate character atop roasted malt. Very chocolatey, done really well. I love it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
This brew is a brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that recedes slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Light to medium body with a Belgian chocolate flavor with some malt and vanilla behind it. The finish is sweet with a cocoa and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersak (91) - akron, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Aroma is poor-smells like a brown ale. Appearance is dark brown with a light head. Strong but delicious chocolate flavor...also a hint of coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Dark with no head. Smells like dark chocolate. Taste like cold cocoa with a little coffee. An alcoholic mocha. Leaves a little bitter coffee/chocolate residue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle. Very dark and somewhat dense looking pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is cocoa powder, vanilla, and milk chocolate. I wish the palate was more full and creamy for this flavor palate. Somewhat roasty and dry on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft courtesy of Matt at Naja’s, thanks! Black, yellow beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is pure chocolate syrup. Tasty and dessert-like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Darker malts, dry roasted earth, and big chocolate notes. Earthy cocoa. Pours dark brown, tan head. Flavors of earthy chocolate, nice pleasant sweetness, earthy dry roast. chocolate flavors throughout. Really enjoy the smoothness, balance, and showcase of chocolate. Pleasantly drinkable. Well done beer.


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