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RATINGS: 179   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.

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3.6
yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a small tan head. Chocolate dense, mild vanilla and toasted malty. Vague metallic. Chocolate and mild vanilla. Lingering dark malty and chocolate into the finish. Roasted far finish.

3.3
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
Draft @ Zeitgeist, San Francisco, CA. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.3
Travlr (24841) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3rdJuly 2014
Tasting at ChrisO’s. Light haze on this dark brown - red beer, small pale tan head. Palate is airy and smooth. Light fine carbonation. Semi dry. Smooth malts, lots of chocolate but it tastes like cheap dark chocolate. Light tangy dark fruits. Light dry finish with a modestly bitter linger. Okay.

3.1
cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Dark brown... Thin tan lacing... Dark bitter malts ... Soft chocolate nose... Dark sweet chocolate... Soft malts... Light chocolate syrup... Big vanilla

3.2
Leighton (21258) - 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.

3.2
Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14. Light black with reddish hues, moderate light tan covering. Nose is sweet chocolate, tangy dark fruit, light orange in fact Terry’s Chocolate Orange vibes, dark maltings. Taste comprises artificial chocolate, dark toffee, vanilla fudge, earthy cocoa rinse, brown bread, dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light roastings. Ok Porter.

3.4
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at Toronado, San Diego. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, cocoa powder, citrus, cream notes. Malty caramel and chocolate flavor, licorice, cocoa powder, fruity, some toffee.

3.1
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle at Craig on heat tasting. Black beer lasting beige head. Chocolate yep. It’s fine lots of chocolate not much elsr but I like the chocolate. Some chilli

3.3
mcberko (17845) - 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.


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