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Samuel Adams® partnered with Scharffen Berger Chocolate to develop their newest innovation, Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock. Tettnang Tettnanger and Spalt hops were hand-selected from the world’s oldest growing area and combined with a complex selection of malts including two row Pale, Munich and caramel to create a rich and satisfying brew. This dark beer has a big, malty character that is combined with the subtle sweetness of chocolate. The chocolatiers at Scharffen Berger crafted an exclusive blend of chocolate for Samuel Adams® made with cocoa beans from Ghana called forastero. Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock was aged on a bed of this chocolate to create its unique layers of flavor. As the beer matured, the fruity, tart, earthy and chocolate aromas were infused into the liquid to give the brew a complex, full-bodied taste with a velvety finish. A hint of vanilla was added to meld the symphony of flavors together. Due to legal restrictions, Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock can not be sold in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Utah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with a filmy tan head. Nose is pumpernickel bread with chocolate, milk, hazelnut, and a mellow yeastiness. Taste is tons of chocolate, bready malt, vanilla, a bit of spice, and a dry chocolate finish. Medium-thin body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2338) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown with mahogany edges. Slightly gray tinted, foamy beige head. Aroma of Belgian-style chocolate, semisweet cocoa, faint roast, moderate notes of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, & some mildly creamy nuttiness. Hint of must. Flavor full of sweet dark malts & even sweeter chocolate & chocolate syrup notes. Lots & lots of chocolate. Almost chocolate milky. Creamy undertones with only a hint of balancing roast & faint nuts. Not pulling the vanilla... Maybe it’s just adding a bit of sweetness? Definitely not a bad choice if your options are low. Tasty, but a whole bottle might wear you down with all the chocolate sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - DEC 4, 2014
Rated from notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- Drank with friends from OTS at Wright-Patt. This is a very nice flavorful bock, I really enjoyed this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LGKdude (8) - - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
(Bottled) Wow! Completely blown away by this beer. Great rich chocolate flavor that is in perfect balance on my palette - not too much, but not hiding either. This is a sipping beer, but after every sip I kept thinking "wow, this is a great beer!" Shame I can only get it in a seasonal pack! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
This was really good. The chocolate was very nice and not overpowering. Smooth and creamy. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1146) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pre-thanksgiving bottle thanks to Eric’s dad. From the bottle, but the bottle looks classy and I imagine it looks all chocolatey. Smells and tastes like chocolate syrup in a cold frothy beverage. Medium+ body, thick chewy syrupy texture. Pretty tasty dessert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Thought I had rated this long ago. I remember being impressed by this beer the first time I had it. Tonight I opened the last of the 2012 Xmas sampler bottles that I had laying around in the fridge. I recall big time chocolate when I had this about a year ago. The chocolate has mellowed now into lots of vanilla. Aroma reminds of circus peanut candy and marshmallows. Taste is sweet vanilla with a touch of cocoa powder. Medium palate. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppopotomous (16) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice tasting beer..just a little too sweet for me..Drinking one or two is good..but more than that is a palate wrecker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (894) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a dark caramel brown color with a tan head. Toffee, chocolate, caramel, toast, toasted malt and dark fruit aroma and flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate and toast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Dark brown pour. Small layer of off white bubbles. No staying power and no lacing. Carbonic chocolate nose. Big syrupy chocolate taste with a wort sweetness and taste. Finishes cloyingly.

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