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RATINGS: 1293   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (5898) - 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 (568) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours a dark burgundian brown. Creamy and dense head that is mostly diminishing but does leave a thin and sticky lace on the glass. Smells of lactose, tons of cocoa, delicate chocolate and subtle expresso notes. Tastes of tons of fine chocolate, caramel, vanilla and creme. This is quite tasty. It kind of reminds me of Snickers. But very thin in the mouth and quite boring in the overall theme.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Clear dark ruby-brown body, very nice dense tan rocky head. Excellent glass lacing. The aroma is chocolate medium sweet. Not much else going on. Flavor is the same. I pick up some of the same flavors as in the Floris chcolate, though not as bad. I guess I am just not cut out for these choclate beers, as this is going to be my most expensive drain pour ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring...Ruby If Held To the Light. No Head. Sweet Malt and oh..the Chocolate in This one Is Excellent! Very Rich Flavor...End Tasting Like Dark Baking Chocolate Due to the Bitterness. Extremely Balanced...perhaps just a Pinch Watery...but Not Lacking in Flavor and Then Very Easy to Finish the Bottle and Enjoy. Keep Around for the Winter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Pours a dark brown color with a bit of red on the edges. No head. Big, sweet malt aroma. Nice chocolate taste with a good presence of malt. It is not way over the top, but I don’t think it pretends to be. Very decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2004
I like the bottle. The metal label is definately a nice touch. Nice complex nutty aroma over a dark brown color. A little on the watery side, but the chocolate maltyness is definately there. I’ve been keeping this in the fridge and just noticed that it said "Enjoy before June 2004", and it’s late Setpember. Still very drinkable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
Very dark black hue with a reddish tinge to it when held to the light. Alcoholic chocolatey nose and a hint of coffee. Sweetish chocolate with roasted earthy tone and a long caramel after taste. An interesting and enjoyable drink although a little on the expensive side at $15.95

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3450) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this trade. Deep brown opaque color minimal tan head. Aroma of rich malt with a distinct chocolate touch. The chocolate in the flavor is unlike that of the chocolate flavor that roasted malt has. This doesn’t taste much like a Bock although it isn’t a bad brew. Somewhat of a novelty to be sure and if it were $2.50 a bottle instead of the $15+ that I have seen, it would be a worthwhile brew.

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