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RATINGS: 162   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Pours out a dark brown and the smell of roasted nuts hits the nose. It was just a bit too bitter for my taste. Hints of chocolate also hit the palate. Mediocre beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at Gaasa. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is chococolate, roasted malt, hop, cocoa. Medium body. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, very dark, reddy brown. Sticky film of tan head. Cocoa. Light coffee bean. Taste is cocoa dry. Thin, watery palate. Finishes dry, with a light bitterness. Sets off great this one. Lovely chocolate. But lacks any oomph, thereafter. Disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
"Kind of a delicious surprise even though the 2 previous Almanac brews were very solid. Wonderful pungent aroma of chocolate and vanilla, with light roasted malt. Smooth body and texture. Flavor of bakers cocolate, vanilla, light coffee and roast. Lighlty bittersweet. Nice!"

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3915) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle 355ml, a dark beer with good copper head and nice lace work. Nose is intense on coffee and dark chocolate. Aroma is on the same, nice dry roasted chocolate body, long roasted chocolate and dark coffee aftertaste, medium creamy, light licorice, smooth, excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roaste malt, chocolate, coffee notes, vanulla and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Appellation. Pours black, nose is milk chocolate, biscuity, taste is sweet, dry, biscuit malts, rich chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2574) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at beer dudes tasting at Appellation Wines Comely Bank thanks to BenH I think. Appearance - opaque black with a nice fawn head. Nose - milk chocolate digestive biscuits. Taste - more malty chocolate. Palate - medium bodied with a nice crunchy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - lovely beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1391) - 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 (3353) - 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 (500) - 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


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