Biere De Chocolat | Almanac Beer Co.

Biere De ChocolatBiere De Chocolat
BA SCORE
64.6%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 212 Ratings
Biere De ChocolatBiere De Chocolat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Almanac Beer Co.
California, United States
almanacbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Biere de Chocolat celebrates the long and lauded history of chocolate production in San Francisco. Our aim was to create a beer bursting with cocoa flavors and aromas, balancing sweet and savory to create a complex but quaffable chocolate brew. To accomplish this we partnered with Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco to create this rich brew brimming with chocolate character. Working with the unique flavors of Dandelion’s single-source beans, we created this decadent beer by layering in smoked and dark-roasted malts with citrusy Ivanhoe hops from Clearlake, CA. Finally, we added a blend of hand-roasted cocoa beans sourced from Madagascar and Río Caribe, Venezuela. The Madagascar beans add bright berry-cocoa flavors, while the Río Caribe adds dark chocolate and bourbon notes. A touch of vanilla rounds out the supporting flavors to create an eminently drinkable beer that is a chocolate lover’s beer through and through.

Added by Trilogy31 on 01-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,569
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
212
Liked:
137
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
19
Trade:
1
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4.81/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours an intense midnight black with a thin lightly cocoa-colored ring of foam.
I’m loving this aroma—it’s roasty and smokey, with dark chocolate nibs and a light ‘Belgian’ character contributing some floral notes. The flavor is similar, with the Belgian yeasty esters that mellow out an incredibly tasty cocoa roast. Whispers of smoke dance across the palate. No note needed; the beer itself says “drink me.” Loved it.

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4.73/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this thrown in a trade for some Russian River stuff as an extra and hot diggity dog it's good stuff.

This beer essentially tastes like cocoa puffs. The vanilla is present but overwhelming cocoa taste.

The aroma is pleasant but not overpowering. Still a surprise for a low ABV beer.

Easily one of the finest porters I've had in a long time and one that actually lives up to it's name.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Intense chocolate nose
Dark brown to chestnut. 3" tan head that slowly collapses – excellent lace.
Palate: chocolaty but not cloying, a touch of vanilla, some sweetness but not overbearing.
Medium body, medium to medium high carbonation. The creamy body and the chocolate go very well together.

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Biere De Chocolat from Almanac Beer Co.
Beer rating: 64.6% out of 100 with 212 ratings
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