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RATINGS: 1288   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
Draught Mugs in Brooklyn This beer does’nt live up to the snobbish bottle and price. The American brewers problems in making bocks are obvious in this one. It is way too watery and it seems that they have taken Youngs choccolate stout and poured water in it. Afterwards they just say it is a bock, but in fact it is a shitty watery wanna-be choccolate stout. In it self the beer is not that bad, but I just get pissed off, when a beer pretends something it is not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
This was a pretty interesting beer. The chocolate was mostly in the nose, and did not overpower the flavour. It was very sweet. It felt like a pretty standard bock with a mostly malt taste that lead into the chocolate. I think this would be a good desert drink. I ended up having to share my pint in order to finish it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2004
This was from a 750 mL bottle. This was also rated independent of the price. Pours with a dark reddish-brown color. Has a big head that dissapates fairly quickly. Aroma is hoppy and chocolatey. Palate is moderately full. Flavor is mostly malt with some hops and chocolate. Afertaste is chocolate with some hops and alcohol. Overall a good beer, but probably not worth the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
At first there was not a lot that revealed the chocolate--it isn’t a "bang you over the head" chocolate beer like the Florisgaarden (thankfully). At first it was only at the very end of the finish, and then its contribution was lovely. But I had another glass when everyone tired of this early on, and that revealed a bit more chocolate to me. Light carbonated palate, good red-brown color with a fascinating swirl of colors and head. High quality chocolate went into this, that is apparent to me, at least. A bit thin at the end, but still good support through most of it. (2004 Christmas Party, my #9, group’s #7)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Yes, definitely a luxurious beverage - content is pleasingly thick, yet not heavy, sweet, but not too much so, solid chocolate taste though not over-powering with other subtle traces of flavors. That said, I expected more complexity in the flavorings and taste. A more than good brew and I concur it’s not up to the price in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Pours deep brown. Malty nose mixes in a little... you guessed it, chocolate. Nice smooth milk chocolate taste fused with malt and a touch of hops. Quite sweet and rich, making it hard to finish on your own, so make sure to have someone with which to share it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Bottle (14.99/bomber). Dark brown in color, chocolate dominates but is not too sweet. Got better as it warmed. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, not worth the $$.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown to black color. Plenty of chocolate, smooth with a nice aftertaste. Semi-sweet but hard to pick up the complexity and other flavors. Christmas Party 2004 ranked 6/15 (mine) and 7/15 (group).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2301) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
bottle: A weak nose of chocolate and burnt malt. Woulld deem opaque, but once put agaisnt a bright light bulb your eye will be able to penetrate through. A rich dark chocolate flavor and of course those roasted malts. A slight tingle of caffeine on the palate which does eventually become boring. Im left with a cool fancy bottle and chocolate on my breath, but what a expensive price to pay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2004
50 Beers rated for Me! Pours a dark brown (hints of red) with a minimal brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is Strong Chocolate...Period! Taste starts out with some sharp hops, but they are secondary and lying underneath. The majority of flavor is in the chocolate and secondary hints of coffee. There is also some nuttiness towards the end. The body is lite (more so that you would expect) and creamy. Also a bit astringent at the end. I would say that this is great with chocolate desserts, and the Harem o women that tried it tonight would agree!! As a last note, for the money...you can get much better...

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