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Sapporo X Royce Chocolat Brewery Bitter


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Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Chocolat Brewery is made from roasted malt and cacao, having the characteristic of aromatic chocolate flavor and bitter taste.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2331) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2013
After the success of the Roxce x Sapporo Chocolate beer they got more ambitious and launched 2 versions a bitter & a sweet. The bitter had a similar velvety thick brown pour though possibly slightly darker. This was way closer to the original recipe though maybe a touch more bitter. Anyways, this was my favorite of the two a good bitter dark chocolate flavor with a thick creamy mouthfeel. A nice chocolate beer but I preferred the original before they split into sweet & bitter-I think it was just a marketing cash grab so they could sell bigger gift sets.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2011
Aroma: vanilla, cocoa, malt Taste: Initially mild cocoa with some increase of bitter chocolate on the mid-palate and finish. Sapporo tends to go for smooth, inoffensive flavors and palate with little or no bitterness, so this fits into their flavor profile. No point in making a "beer" (actually happoshu as sugars are added) like this except to sell it to Japanese college girls who hate beer. Instead of drinking this stuff, just make a good cup of cocoa and add a little cream to boost the body. For a real beer that has complex chocolate flavors, try Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 22, 2010
Pretty much black in color with a mid-size tan head. Sugary sweet chocolate aroma with molasses and vanilla, too. Medium bodied. Powerful chocolate with a very sweet malt and molasses background. Eventually, this one finishes with some faint dark chocolate bitterness. Interesting.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2010
Deep dark red-brown colored, little beige head. Aroma is nothing but sweet cacao-chocolate. Thin to medium bodied. Same goes to flavor, not much but overwhelming chocolate and cacao, aftertaste dries, but only mildly. Hard to rate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2010
Can. Aroma of dark chocolate, cream, and some dark malts. Lots of chocolate overwhelming all else, but not unpleasant. Black with a medium tan head, quickly shrinking. Flavor of well roasted malts and chocolate. Bitter and burnt, but with a creamy, chocolate ice-cream quality. Sweet as well, with a good deal of fruit and a bit of tartness. Not terrible, but a little much. Rather heavy and thick body. Altogether not bad, though a bit too sweet. Bitter, roasted finish helps.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Can. Pours a dark brown with tannish to light brown head. Strong chocolate aroma with a hint of bitter coffee. Flavor is of sweet chocolate malts. Almost tastes like a cola. A bit too sweet for my tastes, but it’s OK.


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