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RATINGS: 1294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Probably the nicest bottle I have in my collection, even though it was $15. This is the chocolatey-est beer I’ve ever had, my wife would probably love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Poured a deep brown with a nice tan head. Nice chocolate malt aroma. Taste is of daek chocolate, espresso, and some nice malt swetness. easy drinking and quite enjoyable, although a tad pricey for my tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aplie1 (1) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005 does not count
Once opened you get an instant aroma of chocolate and dark coffee. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Rich coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate. Palate is syrupy with a heavy finish. Overall enjoyable but a little pricey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2005
750 ml bottle from Windy City, El Cajon. Pours dark brown with thick tan head. Head did not last the glass, but the lacing did. Immediate aromas of dark chocolate with some malty sweetness too. Flavors were chocolate and roasted coffee. Not much hops presence. It was a little sticky on the lips. Overall very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2005
It’s been a while since I’ve had this one, but I remember it like it was yesterday. That was one gorgeous bottle. Poured a very dark brown color with a tan head that dies off pretty quickly. The aroma is almost all chocolate with a little sweet malt thrown in. The flavor had a very nice chocolate character to it and it leaves some dark and roasted malts around toward the end. Extremely smooth and a full, thick body. I could drink this beer all day and all night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
This was from the first batch and said drink before 6/2004, so almost one year past date. Let me start by saying this was much better than when I had it fresh. Much more chocolate came through. Poured a dark brown color. Aroma was malty, lightly sweet with a touch of chocolate. Flavor had quite a bit of chocolate (more than my fresh bottle had) with light sweet malt underneath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2005
WTF 16.00 dollars for a bottle, oh wait I got it on sale for 5 bucks. And it wsa a great beer for 5 bucks,very choc. and malty flavors. If you see it for a good sale price pick it up its pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle - 16.9 oz] Dark brown pour with a puffy tan head. Very potent and rich aroma of chocolate, malts, cocoa and some coffee. The flavor is a mix of chocolate, malt and burnt coffee. Not too bad, but it definitely gets more chocolaty as the beer gets warmer. A good brew, but definitely not worth $15. Maybe worth $6.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Thick tan head. Smell is chocolate and bitter with some underlying sweet maltiness. Taste is strongly of cocoa. Hints of coffee flavors as well. Sweet malt underpins the whole deal. A bit sticky on the palate. Once you get used to the chocolate flavors and get to the actual beer flavors you realize this would be a pretty damn good bock without the added chocolate essence. A pretty good brew anyway. Is it worth the $15? (The $25,000 question...) I don’t know but my wife loves it so I’ll be getting it again at some point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Mothers Day Tasting. Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium light brown head. Aroma was complex with the primary tone of chocolate. Flavor and body was medium to full syrupy sweet with a medium finish. Good brew alone but also good blend with a lambic.

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