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Biere De Chocolat - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
84
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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Trilogy31 on 01-28-2013)
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-12-2014 04:16:55 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Hamburgers

California

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours dark, DARK brown with one finger tan head. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate with a hint of coffee. Tastes somewhat bitter with notes of cacao and coffee balanced by sweet cola and vanilla. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Lacking a bit in the finish but overall a very good beer. Good aging potential.

04-17-2013 06:51:01 | More by Hamburgers
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ehammond1


2.68/5  rDev -28%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Appropriate pour: dark brown, near black, and moderate in body. Small dark brown head. Leaves the glass slightly messy.

Aroma of roast, a bit of coffee, and some chocolate, though it's not exactly integrated into one altogether nicely. Inviting, however.

Any flaw in the aroma is a standout in the flavor; the individual flavors just don't seem to come together that well. A hoppy, bitter, piney porter, with just trace amounts of inexpensive chocolate and coffee. Not what I was looking for when I ordered this, so that may color this even further, unfortunately.

Thin to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A coffee chocolate black IPA, maybe, but not a chocolate porter. I ended up quite disappointed in this.

03-26-2013 22:29:45 | More by ehammond1
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-06-2014 13:46:16 | More by HoppySeb
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mahak213

New York

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

Appearance- Black with hints of brown around the edges of the glass. Light brown, chocolately head with minimal lacing. Pretty standard looking porter.

Smell- Smells great, a really nice dark chocolate presence with a touch of vanilla sweetness and roasty malt.

Taste- Big let down compared to the nose, the cocoa is there, but it's muted and very bitter. Vanilla is nowhere to be found. Has a bit of an astringency, like an overly roasted coffee or something.

Mouthfeel- Very light. Finished extremely dry, almost chalky.

Overall- Pretty one dimensional and boring, but not terrible. Would be significantly better if it had just a touch of sweetness to balance out all of the heavy roast and bitter cocoa.

05-04-2013 03:12:56 | More by mahak213
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01001111

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-11-2014 00:54:33 | More by 01001111
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-28-2014 00:14:39 | More by Adkins1203
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kevwcamp

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-09-2013 05:42:08 | More by kevwcamp
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-15-2013 01:42:29 | More by mdaschaf
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-18-2014 00:48:13 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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MASPuros

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-17-2013 15:24:22 | More by MASPuros
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-15-2014 02:04:41 | More by PretzelCity
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ananddullabh

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-20-2014 10:17:02 | More by ananddullabh
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derekintegra


4.5/5  rDev +21%

06-14-2014 04:52:52 | More by derekintegra
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-27-2013 02:55:14 | More by Nage37
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-29-2013 21:03:37 | More by mc4z
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-06-2014 16:11:06 | More by jason_nwx
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-03-2014 01:10:58 | More by Danielr26
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GRG1313

California

2.28/5  rDev -38.7%

While I don't fully review much these days, I just can't keep quiet on this one. My first reaction is that I got a bad bottle; but, that's pretty much impossible since it's brand new and tasted immediately. I also confirmed by opening a second bottle.

Pours a dark "stout brown" with a nice but fast fading khaki head.

Nose is lovely creamed sugared coffee and chocolate with a chocolate/cherry undertone. Very inviting and pleasant.

Mouthfeel is medium thin but nicely carbonated. Mouthfeel is relatively insignificant as it is overshadowed by the questionable (in my mind) flavor profile.

Flavors are just not balanced; not well integrated and "not made for each other." The flavors are very distinct and the juxtaposition doesn't work. Huge bitter bold and assertive citrus and pine hops; like a good strong IPA type of hop flavor. At the same time, you get assertive malt, chocolate and a roasted grain flavor, almost like it's on the other side of your mouth. There is simply no balance and no integration. The hops come off bitter and sour and not in a good way. While at the same time what might be a nice malt character is completely overshadowed by an unpleasant assertive hop bitter.

Finish is completely short bitter hops with no malt or chocolate tones.

This brew is an anomoly and, for me, hard to believe it was done on purpose. It's like pouring two styles of beer into one glass, the result being that the total is much less than the sum of its parts. Just my opinion but the flavors just fight too much in my mouth. No need to try again, at least for me.

02-09-2013 21:05:30 | More by GRG1313
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rowbow

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-06-2014 17:43:47 | More by rowbow
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EliotRosewater

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-14-2013 02:55:15 | More by EliotRosewater
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-21-2014 19:26:17 | More by TheSamKuehn
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kmoen

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-22-2014 06:46:17 | More by kmoen
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-09-2014 16:24:18 | More by Ajlvt
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NRo

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Biere De Chocolat from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.