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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5696) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 Rerate Mouthfeel much more textured this time around, flavor seems to be more prominent with some vanilla notes coming through - up a notch or two. Original 3.4 Picked up at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx. Beautiful bottle with the embossed label and all. Pours a dark ruby red to dark brown color with a thin, tight, off-white head. Faint aroma of bittersweet chocolate, not much else, expected more. Flavor has some chocolate notes of course, and I’m trying hard to pick up something else, but it just is not coming through. Mouthfeel is rather thin. Not a bad beer, just not at all complex, considering the price and the packaging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2938) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2004
nez:discret de caramel et legerement de cacaco.Couleur brun chocola.Gout:Le bon gout de malt sucre des bocks plus un tres gros gout cacao et de chocolat que les bocks habituel non pas.Mais je ne repayerais pas 14$ us pour la meme bouteille quand meme asser ordinaire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Poured chocolate black with big bubbled tan head that faded quickly...smell is somehow strange...maybe a hint of cocoa, but there is something a little gross about it...feet and yeast or hops and raisins? Maybe it is past its date...says BB June 04...I wouldn’t think it would be bad though...taste is strange at first...my tongue feels like it got hit with something excessively carbonated...it got that numb feeling...but the beer is really just barely carbonated...thick mouthfeel and quite smooth...a little more thin than I would’ve liked...roasty sweetness with a definate dark chocolate flavors...finish is sticky, cloying and grassy...this was so tasty in my imagination...luxurious, velvety, sweet, bitter, thick, smooth...in reality the beer was none of these things...a disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2004
11.06.04 C’MON COWBOY LIGHT YOUR FIRE! Had this with biznizness, zeppelinsoul, and tsarman for bizniz’s 100th beer. There’s no stopping now

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2004
100 RATINGS. I’d like to thank Joe, Ztan, and Gene for helping me reach this milestone. As for this beer, what a great choice to break the century mark with. Taste like a glass of melted dark chocolate. Hops are subdued, allowing the sweet creaminess to really come out. MUCH better than the Triple Bock, which was the worst beer I ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1910) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Black pour without much head. The mouthfeel is really extrordinary. Silky smooth. The flavor didn’t change too much as it warmed up. There was a subtle flavor of sweet chocolate, not bitter like I expected. This was really outstanding. I will also chime in and say the price was outrageous. They know that their audiance will pay for it, so they gouge them brutally. If I can buy a bottle of trappist beer for less than this... thats highway robbery. I choose not to hurt the rating based on that however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Delicious. Velvety chocolate. Like a dark chocolate milkshake (sans milk). A great job, unfortunately it is heinously priced, so I have to give it way down on the overall points. Great job, but don’t gouge the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Deep red, creamy tan head. Big malty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Herbal, piney flavorson a smmoth rich bed of dark chocolate. Hints of plum as it warms. Is this a gimmick beer, a good beer, or both? Its good, but but I’m not spending $15.89 again to find out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 2, 2004
the color on this looked very black until held up to light.it then turned into a very dark amber color.not much head,but what was there was soon gone. the flavor?it was very expensive but im celebrating right now so what the heck? CHOCOLATE!more chocolate than i ahve ever had in any brews.although not obnoxious or overwhelming.sweet,smooth,and delecious!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 Yummy. This is damn tasty. Sweet malty and mild choclate tastes. Sweet malty, choclatey smell. Pours like sweet malty choclate. Overall this is like sweet malty choclate beer. Also there is a sweet malty choclate element to this fantastic beer.

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