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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31235) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16788) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15124) - , 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14542) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13780) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13617) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13437) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Cocoa, high cocoa, acid, roasted malts, nice chocolate taste, light smokey notes, milk chocolate notes, light sweetness, hint of vanilla, ok bitterness from the chocolate and cocoa powder, burned acid. Dryness in the finish. A bit simple.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11976) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours deep brown to black with a large, frothy, beige head. Aroima has nice fat chocolate, light milky, some slight licorice, a bit of vanilla. Lowish carbonation, very dry and kinda light mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of malty bitterness and lots of chocolate. Very dry and quite bitter cocoa. Lots of character, but the mouthfeel is kinda light to justify the excessive cocoa-bitterness.


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