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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into my Dogfish Head snifter. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a thick fluffy khaki head that leave great lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel amd roasted malt. Tastes of the same things in the smell with the chocolate being the most noticable. Mouthfeel is creamy light and oily with light carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty tasty chocolate beer. not as good as Southern Tier’s but slighly better than Sam Adams chocolate bock. I would drink this all the time if it cost less.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1349) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, digestives and caramel. Flavour of strawberry jam, biscuit, chocolate and ash. Medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Straightforward and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at MAD tasting, cheers BenH! Pours brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of chocolate milk. Taste is more chocolate. Nice beer if you like chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (463) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Black. Dark chocolate and espresso aroma. Taste follows exactly with citrus hop bitterness on the finish. Sweet creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable and packed with flavor. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1397) - - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is straight cocoa. Taste is chocolate Easter bunny, roast malt and a little leather. Medium mouthfeel and strong carb. Awesome.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3351) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Wally’s, LA: Pours dark brown with creamy head. Aroma is vanilla and hazelnuts. Seriously, if you rate this beer and fail to mention the vanilla, you need to rerate this. Taste is sweet, with plenty of the above flavors, plus some chocolate and loads of sugar.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3693) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (998) - 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.

3.8
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (675) - 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.


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