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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
baraciisch (3349) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Deep black in color... Aroma of sweet chocolate... Flavor is more thin than you'd expect, more roasted malt than chocolate... Hints of coffee bitterness on the finish... Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
The aroma is roast, earth chocolate, chalk. he appearance is deep brown, light tan head. The flavor is sour milk, earth, roasty, cocoa, chocolate. The finish is earthy, minerals, roasty. Medium in body. Interesting. Not s much chocolate, and more earth than expected. Good overall.

3.2
tightslice (1415) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Tastes like chocolate soda served alongside roasted chocolate crackers topped with dark chocolate cocoa nibs.

3.2
Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle at Charlie’s place in Encinitas. Pours clear brown with a creamy beige head. Ashy roast aroma. Light sweet flavor with further ash, chalky cocoa, earth, tobacco and dirty leaves. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry, burnt malt finish with charred leaves, tobacco, bitter baking cocoa and dirt. So so.

3.9
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
On tap at Church Key in SF last week. Nice roasty malts and darker cocoa powder smell on the aroma. Flavors bring out a nice sweeter chocolate up front, while the mid-palate has a bit of vanilla tastes going on. The heartier flavors come out towards the finish with a nice burnt toast roast and burnt chocolate. Really enjoyed this. Let it warm up for sure!

4
fcjack1 (276) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
12 oz. Bottle from world beers. Pours black with a light tan head. Strong, sweet chocolaty aroma. Taste is even more chocolaty with some black cherry finish. Tasty brew.

2.8
DiarmaidBHK (5703) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Pizza Port bottle shop. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has some dark chocolate on the nose. The taste has this chalky bitterness that is off putting when paired with chocolate. Not feeling this one.

3.5
hallinghansen (3410) - Odense SV, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Milk chocolate, light coffee, cocoa powder, roasted malt, light hops. Cocoa powder and creme brulee flavour. Waterish mouthfeel.

3.2
Christian (13805) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel and weak roasted notes. Sweetish milk chocolate and chocolate syrup flavour leading into a roasted and hoppy bitter finish. Lacking balance

3.2
Dedollewaitor (16357) - 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.


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