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RATINGS: 153   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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   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (458) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1391) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11066) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3346) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3689) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (997) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1760) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, slight berry notes, citrus, charred tones. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, hazelnuts, berry tartness, citrus. Mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is chocolate and vanilla with some charred notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (2865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
12-JUL-2014, bottle in Kregme. Dark Brown with lasting tan head. Aroma is mostly just chocolate. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, some bitterness. Sweet with medium body and carbonation. An OK chocolate beer.

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