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Biere De Chocolat - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle purchased from Ales Unlimited in San Francisco. Cost me $0 because they only had the 6-pack price in the system, so they chucked it in for free. Nice.

Pours a dark, oily brown with some ruby tinges to it. Head forms frothily at the start, but settles out to very little, just some messes of off-white around the edge of the glass. Looks decent, but without anything that really impresses.

Nose is very pleasant. Broad sweet chocolate aromas rise up early, with some structure to the malt behind it. Early, when it's a bit cooler, there's a light peppery note to it as well which creates some interest. As it warms, it's chocolate all the way.

Taste is also good, but without a big sweetness in richness on the back to really carry the chocolate illusion. Cocoa comes through early, dusty and dry with a true cacao bitterness that comes through pleasantly towards the back. This dries it out, preventing the beer from getting cloying—but to be honest, I wouldn't mind a bit of cloy on this beer.

Feel is rich, despite the dry finish in the flavour. It's like it's set up for a better flavour profile, as though they're future proofing it against tweaks they may do—it makes me believe that this beer could be even better in the future.

It's still a really great beer—for a brewery that prides itself on its sours, I'm impressed at how smooth and sweet they make this beer. It's really very drinkable and enjoyable, even though you probably feel like it's more of a gimmick than a sophisticated brew.

Serving type: bottle

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Biere De Chocolat from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.