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Biere De Chocolat - Almanac Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
84
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180 Ratings
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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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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-06-2013 23:55:35 | More by tbone1384
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Mj45isback

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-06-2013 20:38:34 | More by Mj45isback
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-04-2013 01:43:00 | More by mdillon86
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flexabull

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 05:16:44 | More by flexabull
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-01-2013 04:45:38 | More by marct
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Javi_bobby

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-31-2013 23:36:52 | More by Javi_bobby
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-30-2013 23:47:31 | More by Anonymous1
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TheBoog013

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-29-2013 03:14:01 | More by TheBoog013
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-28-2013 15:15:50 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +21%

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

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-24-2013 02:28:17 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-21-2013 20:29:27 | More by mendvicdog
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured a very dark brown with a nice tan cap, good amount of bubbles and lacing present

S: Very nice chocolate nose on this. A roasty presence, light notes of coffee.

T: A nice milk chocolate upfront with a little sweetness from it, some roastiness, light cofee. A somewhat hop forward finish witha nice linginering roasty note

M: Lighter side of medium, medium carbonation.

O: I was pleasantly suprised by the amount of nice rich chocolate on this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2013 17:30:44 | More by barleywinefiend
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-20-2013 12:06:12 | More by pwoody11
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thebeerprophet

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-16-2013 14:31:06 | More by thebeerprophet
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impending

California

3.14/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

B -

Hopmonk Novato. Dark dense fully opaque with walnut highlights, minor tan head, minimal lacing.

Aroma is properly roasty but not finding the level of chocolate I hope for, bittersweet.

The taste too is far from expectation, which seems now undeserved but all the same this is a simply wonderful name for a brew but it is so far from deserving of the name. If this was called BDC Porter I say it was a fine brew and indeed it is, but . . . . . . .
so it is when you are allergic to marketing
cheers
jd

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2013 05:41:56 | More by impending
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notchucknorris

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-16-2013 02:41:27 | More by notchucknorris
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logicerror

California

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

08-16-2013 02:19:36 | More by logicerror
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-13-2013 04:36:00 | More by TychoNDC
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grittybrews

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-11-2013 02:15:43 | More by grittybrews
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-09-2013 19:13:36 | More by Pecan
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RaulMondesi

California

3.24/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Provisions, in the Circle in Orange, CA.

For Raul's 200th review, he got himself his first Almanac and he is none to impressed. After letting this thang lie out for a while like Sue Hayes in Lolita, the flavors were still insipid and uninspired. I mean, why make a Porter if the taste and mouthfeel is that of a chocolate coke that has been sitting opened in the fridge for 3 weeks? It's not as if this thing is repulsive like waking up next to Lindsay Lohan without make up on, but it's not exactly welcoming either. Average at best.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2013 02:04:06 | More by RaulMondesi
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass, with a massive brown head that fills 1/3 of the and continues growing for some time, eventually leaving massive lacing. Aroma of chocolate syrup with much lighter toasted malt, more chocolate. Flavor follows, chocolate dominating with toasted, charred malt and hints of vanilla, sweet at first, then finishing much drier with charred coffee, vanilla and bittering hops. Light to medium bodied. Flavors are somewhat attenuated, almost seeming slightly watered down, but there is still a lot going on here. It makes me hope for an imperial version of this with all these good flavors amped up. A nice low to medium ABV chocolate porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:35:27 | More by LiquidAmber
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beertunes

Washington

3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a solid black color, no translucence, with 3/4 inch of light brown head that had OK retention and good lacing.

The aroma was almost all chocolate (which is a good thing!) and a very light malt presence. On the tongue, the beer was still mostly chocolate, but t he malt showed through a bit more, and there was a slight roast on the finish.

The body was thinner than I prefer for a Porter, and the roast aspect lingered at the back long enough to erase any memory of the chocolate. The beer was very smooth, which contributed to the easy drinkability of this brew. Overall, a very nice brew, certainly worth trying, and pretty close to a must try, if you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 23:05:14 | More by beertunes
Biere De Chocolat from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.