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Biere De Chocolat - Almanac Beer Co.

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | 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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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-29-2013 17:42:55 | More by twenty5
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flagmantho

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 23:29:18 | More by flagmantho
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C_S

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.6%

09-22-2013 20:42:10 | More by C_S
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verge

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-15-2013 03:15:47 | More by verge
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-13-2013 03:54:00 | More by MarkyMOD
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mhawg

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-11-2013 18:33:42 | More by mhawg
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 05:35:18 | More by HuskyinPDX
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kevwcamp

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-09-2013 05:42:08 | More by kevwcamp
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +8%
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 -12.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

California

3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
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 +7.2%

08-16-2013 02:41:27 | More by notchucknorris
Biere De Chocolat from Almanac Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.