Sapporo X Royce Chocolat Brewery Bitter


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Formerly brewed at Sapporo Breweries
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Chocolat Brewery is made from roasted malt and cacao, having the characteristic of aromatic chocolate flavor and bitter taste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
willisread (3247) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2016
Old rating. Bitter version and it is bitter. Overly sweet still and a weird roasty bitterness that borders on astringent. There is some burnt chocolate notes, but still a mess and not really smooth or enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5040) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wombata (623) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (3187) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (10086) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
improvjock (328) - 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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