Chocolate/Cocoa-Flavored Beer

Mixed/Hybrid

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 2.5 - 12%
  • IBU: 15 - 40
  • Color:   15 -   50 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.030 - 1.110
  • Final Gravity: 1.006 - 1.030

Chocolate beers use dark chocolate or cocoa in any of its forms other than or in addition to hops to create a distinct (ranging from subtle to intense) character. Under hopping allows chocolate to contribute to the flavor profile while not becoming excessively bitter. White Chocolate should not be entered into this category. If this beer is a classic style with chocolate or cocoa, the brewer should specify the classic style.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.