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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (554) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Ruby red in color when held up to the light, sparse white head. Wonderful bitter sweet chocolate aroma with roasted malts and a faint hint of alocohol. The chocolate dominated the taste obviously, and it lingered on the tounge. The chocolates were bitter sweet, and hints of roasted coffee. It was good, but not 16 dollar good. If I wanted a chocolate beer, Young’s would be my choice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Here’s a tough choice - pay $15 locally to try this, or pay $4.25 for a draft pint at Winking Lizard. This is, what, a 22oz bottle? So, you can have almost 4 pints for the price of the bottle? What are they thinking???? OK - as with most brew served around here, I had to let it sit for about 25 minutes til it came up to a reasonable temperature. Smooth, very very smooth - but it also seemed very medium/thin bodied. Toasty chocolate roasty malty caramel. Most of the chocolate was in the finish - coating the roof of my mouth. If you like sweet beers, this is for you. Luckilly, I ordered it first but saved it to drink for desert

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2004
After reading some prior deScriptions, I’ve lowered the high expectations I had when seeing the bottle and paying $19. The pour is dark brown with a creamy tan head. A very faint aroma of roasted malt continues the feeling of" ah shit I got ripped off." A pretty tasty sweet, roasted malt and chocolatey coffee flavor. The sweetness lingers on your tongue like you’ve drank a cola. Not much beer taste to it, more like a chocolate drink. Where is the hop and why does this cost so much? This is the first time I ’ve been dissappointed by Boston Beer Co. With such a great looking bottle and high price, your expectations will be greatly exceeded by your dissappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Minor grain/ cereal notes w/ barnyard and a hint of cocoa. Brown/ red in color w/ minor head and no lacing. Chocolatey and dry cocoa w/ hints of roast and coffee. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Pours dark brown body with a big beigh head that diminishes in an act of defiance that mirrors the descent of your expectations for this beer. Aroma is of sweet malt and dark bitter chocolate, touch of Ovaltine. Flavour is interesting. Sweetly malty, with a touch of cocoa and milk chocolate. Fruity, slightly drier finish contains a touch of raisin. Notes of Whoppers or Maltesers, and Hershey syrup. Palate is quite smooth but unexpectedly watery at times. Not particularly balanced, it is quite sweet. Nice beer, but gets cloying after any kind of quantity. Best shared. If you go in with low expectations it may surprise you! Thanks for sharing this one rudolf.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Nose is.. You know.. Chocolate and Bock. Sweet. Super milk chocolate. McDonald’s Chocolate Milk Shake sweet. Milky finish. Worth the $8 I paid for the bottle but not worth the $16 it would normally cost. Liquid whoppers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
At Argos annual beer tasting. Poured an orange, dark brown. Aroma was caramel and definite chocolate. As opposed to a stout, this had a very strong sweet chocolate taste, like drinking a hershey bar, with some honey thrown in as well. Enjoyable but a bit cloying after awhile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Dark red-brown with a nice looking mocha head, good creaminess to it. Nose is a combination of chocolate and an odd tanginess. Taste and palate initially are that of chocolate milk in that "this is too sweet to be real chocolate" sort of way. Not offensive, but generally tastes artificial and cheap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Clear garnet body with creamy beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel. Creamy medium body. A beer for non-beer drinkers -- sweet and no bitterness..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2004
It’s been said, but I’ll say it again...a little high priced for a bottle of beer. Poured like a cola, but with a longer lasting head and smaller bubblies. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Comes off as thin, first taste is bitter chocolate, with a long long aftertaste. Not good, but not bad either. Either way, not worth the money spent. I’ll definately pimp the bottle, though.

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