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Chocolat Brewery: Bitter - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 3
Avg: 3.2
pDev: 23.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Japan | website

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: snogglethorpe on 01-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 3
Reviews by SargeC:
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4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep brown colored liquid. Frothy tan head. Appetizing appearance

Smell: Rich chocolate aroma with a hint of bourbon. The aroma is underpinned with malt presence with roast quality. Minimal hops.

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate dominates. Strong roast malt profile. Hint of minerals with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Very still with minimum carbonation.

Drinkablity: Tasty brew, rich and bold. Chocolate flavor is apparent and enjoyable in this beer.

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Photo of jeranbrews
2.2/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - cream white low head. Deep caramel pepsi color.

S - mild chocolate burnt cookies malts. Very weak.

T - uninspired watery chocolate. Not really like beer or like chocolate.

M - water. Like flat soda. None of the normal textures you'd imagine.

D - mmm. Luckily they only sell it occasionally.

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Photo of snogglethorpe
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This "beer" is basically a liquid chocolate bar, not just the taste, but the ingredients as well ("barley, hops, sweeteners, cocoa nibs, flavoring").

So if you're looking for a beer-beer, you probably should skip this. It doesn't really taste like beer, though there are hints here and there, with some roast grain flavor coming through (which works well with the chocolate flavoring), a nice head and mouthfeel.

On the other hand, judged as a liquid desert, it's not bad at all -- it has a pretty decent "bitterish" (it's a little too sweet to really be called "bitter", but definitely has a bitter-chocolate vibe about it) chocolate taste, an attractive dark color, a nice amount of carbonation, and a refreshing, not heavy, mouthfeel, even though the taste is quite chocolatey. It also probably has fewer calories than a bowl of chocolate mousse... :]

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Chocolat Brewery: Bitter from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.