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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
Formerly brewed at Hermitage.

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3.7
llkc (2757) - århus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2017
duft: chokolade lidt kaffe ristet malt malt
smag. chokolade kaffe rød malt svag tobak svampet kant

3.5
nickd717 (4901) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Draft at Almanac Taproom. Darkest brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey, some roast, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor is also roasty, chocolatey, touch of bitterness. Medium-bodied, soft feel. Good.

3.5
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.3
mcberko (19172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out lots of faded chocolate, some oxidation and bready malt. Flavour is surprisingly not oxidized, with lots of dry chocolate upfront and dry bready malt. Has held up pretty well. Nothing overly complex but it works.

2.5
jgb9348 (6511) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, single centimetre tall light brown head that fades relatively fast. Aroma of lactose, roasted malt, prunes, raisins, light vanilla and a hint of oats. Light-bodied; Mild malty flavour with some oats and dry vanilla in the mix and a touch of lactose and cream sweetness. Aftertaste is simple with the oats, roasted malt, touch of coffee and perhaps a very light note of chocolate - not much at all though. Overall, a pretty poor beer - something that is lacking in almost every characteristic, but especially with flavour and even more so with body - this is THIN. If you have a bottle of this stocked away somewhere like I did, it’s best to drink it now, because I think it’s best days were behind it - this is not worth cellaring at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Hollingshead’s Deli in Orange, California on 02-May-2013 for US$2,99 sampled at home in Washington on 12-March-2016.

3.1
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle split at ChrisO tasting, London. It pours a brown body with ruby edges and light tan head. Aroma is semi-sweet with milk chocolate, vanilla ice cream, caramel, roasted malts. Taste has more roasted malts, chocolate fudge, caramel, biscuit. Light to medium bodied with soft to good carbonation. Overall, uninspiring

3.9
jamaty (2263) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Negra opaca. Dos dedos de espuma ocre. Aroma ya claramente marcado a chocolate. En boca resulta cremosa y sabrosa. De cuerpo medio y bien bebible, evoluciona desde un principio más dulce, hasta un final más seco, todo ello de claro cacao, con toque ligeramente especiado y más claro de vainilla. En conjunto muy interesante. Muy buena.

3.7
djd07 (15649) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is vanilla, dark chocolate, and roast. Medium mouth, chewy, dark chocolate, roast, bready malt, light bitterness, good.

3.9
Fredd_an (250) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Är vare svart! Ooh åh förvånad? Litet huve, krämigt. en fantastisk kakao & choklad doft!! En makalös choklad smak! Dock väldigt lätt kropp, men för att ligga på 5,5 proven alkohol utan alkohol sötman är den här ölen helt fantastisk! Jag är van vid imperial, men här visas att öl utan jätte stark karaktär kan göras fantastisk! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Ardel1991 (137) - - APR 30, 2015
Czarne, opalizujące z beżową pianą. Intensywny aromat czekolady. W smaku czekolada, nuty kawy i wanilii. Kwaśność z połączenia nut kawy oraz gorzkiej czekolady. Pozostawia przyjemny posmak w ustach.


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