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Biere De Chocolat - Almanac Beer Co.

Biere De ChocolatBiere De Chocolat

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%


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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TruePerception

California

3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Almanac's Biere De Chocolat, ale brewed with cocoa nibs and vanilla. 5.5%

A: Black, with dark brown in the dimple, and a golden amber glare at the very bottom. About half a finger of tan head. Very slight lacing. Slight sheeting.

S: Cocoa. Lightly roasted coffee. Faint blackened grain.

T/MF: Char. Black coffee. Sweet backnote. Light finish of dark cocoa. Hint of leaf.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 07:49:05 | More by TruePerception
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-20-2014 05:07:46 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-09-2014 04:55:57 | More by Raziel313
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04-06-2014 07:19:39 | More by rab53
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FocusDave

California

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Dark brown, almost opaque. Barely a half finger of tan colored head with only a minute or two of retention.

S - Mostly malt with a little bit of chocolate.

T - Strong toasted malt sweetness up front. Finish is more of a bitter chocolate than sweet.

M - Very thin and light mouthfeel. Maybe I've just gotten used to more full bodied stouts, but this has very little body.

O - Not bad by any means, but I was expecting the chocolate to be more of a sweet flavor, rather than a thin bitter one.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 02:48:39 | More by FocusDave
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-18-2014 00:48:13 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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03-09-2014 16:24:18 | More by Ajlvt
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03-09-2014 04:55:04 | More by gspeer711
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-07-2014 05:37:45 | More by BryanCDM
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3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, thanks Johnny.

Pours a dark cola brown with a thin tan head, slowly fades to a thin collar, little lace. Rich nose, chocolate heavy, dark and sweet, cocoa, light roast. Medium bodied, with very high carbonation. Flavor has a roast base, with a strong earthy and dirty component not obvious on the nose that balances the bitter chocolate presence. Nowhere near as sweet or rich as the nose suggests; not a bad thing, but the carbonation is a little overbearing enough to hide any nuisance in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 23:59:08 | More by yourefragile
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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BierJager89

California

4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a mocha ring of head.

S: Dark bittersweet chocolate, roasty coffee, roasted malt, in the nose with perhaps a touch of citrus.

T: Starts of with that little citrus hint, followed by really nice coffee and dark chocolate. Touch of citrus is present throughout.

M: Medium bodied, not smooth.

O: Really good, definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 22:55:45 | More by BierJager89
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bierdeflanders

California

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

S: roasted malt, chocolate, hints of vanilla

A: black with tan head

T: roasted malts, some cocoa and vanilla notes, with a light bitterness from malts on the finish

O: good dessert bier, would pair this with some vanilla cake or some kind of vanilla dessert.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 04:27:44 | More by bierdeflanders
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Biere De Chocolat from Almanac Beer Co.
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