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RATINGS: 176   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Chocolate dense, mild vanilla and toasted malty. Vague metallic. Chocolate and mild vanilla. Lingering dark malty and chocolate into the finish. Roasted far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
Draft @ Zeitgeist, San Francisco, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (17660) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15792) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle, 12oz, at Gaasa. A dark brown to black beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has chocolate, cocoa powder, some coffee and roasted hints. Quite similar flavor, too much on the cocoa side, with a lasting finish. Soft and velvety on the palate, pleasantly carbonated. Overall, too much on the cocoa side, but quite decent anyway. 140501

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle at Charlie’s place in Encinitas. Pours clear brown with a creamy beige head. Ashy roast aroma. Light sweet flavor with further ash, chalky cocoa, earth, tobacco and dirty leaves. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry, burnt malt finish with charred leaves, tobacco, bitter baking cocoa and dirt. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at Toronado, San Diego. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, cocoa powder, citrus, cream notes. Malty caramel and chocolate flavor, licorice, cocoa powder, fruity, some toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours nearly black with a small creamy head. Dusty chocolate, creme brulee, vanilla and dusty coffee. Smooth and medium bodied.

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