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RATINGS: 1250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1927) - 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 (5289) - 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 (1795) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoobyluv (506) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2004
looks like a coike. nice medium sized head.. hint of the cocoa and malt in the nose. taste of malts and cocoa also but it goes down very smooth. it is very pricey but i didn’t pay for it so that’s good. i just can’t believe how unbelievably smooth this is. good choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2579) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2004 Pours out a deep black with a head somewhat resemblind a Guinness in apperance. The aroma is sweet and roasty. It has a taste of roasted malts with notes of chocolate and hops. Nice brew, but a little pricey for the quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4917) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
Bottle: Poured a light black beer with a huge foamy off-white head with good retention. Aroma is a mix of roasted malt, coffee/chocolate and subtle floral malt – very nice. Taste is quite incredible and can be describe as mix between Ayinger Celebrator and Rogue Chocolate Stout without too much hops, which reduce the bitterness and create something quite delicious. OK, probably a bit expensive but still would not mind to have this well balance beer once again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Wow from start to finish. The packaging is so nice I hate to open the bottle. It pours a deep brown color that shines garnet in the light. The head is light brown and leaves a little lacing. Tha aroma is all chocolate malt and then yeast. The flavor is definitely cocoa, but the roasted malts are not forgotten. The mouthfeel is silky and lingers with the flavor of chocolate (duh). This beer goes down really easy, the 750ml. bottle suddenly doesn’t seem big enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2004
Deep brown/ black with mocha head. Sour malt nose, with roasted notes and some chocolate. Heavy on the palate w/a drying finish. Chocolate, molasses, are the dominate flavors with sour malt balancing out the sweetness. One dimensional but pleasant. Better than average beer.

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