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Biere De Chocolat - Almanac Beer Co.

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of rawfish
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours very dark like coffee, with a thin half finger tan head. Retention is poor but it manages to leave some nice tight lacing on the glass.

Aroma is bready with uplifting and creamy milk chocolate and hot cocoa. A bit of metallic bitterness and coffee beans.

Grain husks with a good amount of chocolate and stale coffee flavor. Sweetness fades quickly. Hops are earthy and vegetative leaving a metallic bitterness to finish. Rather astringent and unpleasant bitterness and aftertaste.

Body is drinkable, alcohol toned and carbonation is just enough to keep it afloat. Bitterness really gets to the palate, metallic and dry.

An astringent porter that has some nice chocolate and roasty notes. The roasted malts are overdone introducing acidity and metallic bitterness. I recognize the herbaceous hops and bracing and balanced but really this beer feels like it should have embraced its sweeter chocolate side.

rawfish, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

MacQ32, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Nuggetz
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Nuggetz, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of craftbeerasian
4/5  rDev +7.2%

craftbeerasian, Oct 01, 2013
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

INFORMATION, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Madskill
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Madskill, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mc4z, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

twenty5, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely dark body with a thick finger of frothy tan foam atop. Quite good.

Smell: lightly sweet with a nice chocolate character and a little bit of vegetal hop coming through. Mild, but well-composed; it kind of reminds me more of a milk stout than a porter.

Taste: a little bit more roasty character and husk bitterness comes through in the flavor, compared to the aroma. Chocolate notes are still here, and bitterness is somewhat high to balance out the sweetness. Not the most complex thing in the world, but quite nice.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big, well-integrated carbonation and this amazingly harmonious, velvety-smooth creaminess. Shazam!

Overall: a very nice beer. Like I said, don't come here if you're looking for big-flavored complexity; come here instead for a soothing, relaxing brew.

flagmantho, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of C_S
3/5  rDev -19.6%

C_S, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of verge
4/5  rDev +7.2%

verge, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

MarkyMOD, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of mhawg
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mhawg, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.5.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a large dark tan foamy head that fades pretty fast.

S - Mostly malty with some subtle bitter chocolate.

T - Light bitter chocolate.

D - Thin body with good carbonaiton.

O - Thin bitter chocolate. Ok, but not great.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of kevwcamp
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kevwcamp, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +7.2%

tbone1384, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Mj45isback
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Mj45isback, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +7.2%

mdillon86, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of flexabull
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice pour, dark brown, almost black with a fine off white head, nice lacing down the glass too.

Aromas are of bitter bakers chocolate. A definite hop note, that is pretty earthy.

Taste is light up front, some creamy sweetness, light cocoa and roasted nuts. Finish is crisp and clean, with some light mineral hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin and lacks body.

Overall, a pretty nice porter. Almanac redeems themselves with this one, because the Extra Pale I had before was pretty forgettable. But this is pretty tasty and worth trying.

flexabull, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

marct, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Javi_bobby
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Javi_bobby, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Anonymous1
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Anonymous1, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of TheBoog013
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

TheBoog013, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
4/5  rDev +7.2%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Nage37, Aug 27, 2013
Biere De Chocolat from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.