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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (402) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Well this is one of the better chocolate-infused winter beers I've sampled, features a more natural chocolate bean flavor that does not overwhelm the underlying chocolate and caramel malt flavors. Subtle red fruit flavors as befitting a bock, also a slight vanilla note contrasting with the chocolatiness. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, some creaminess. Well done and better than most other chocolate beers that tend towards a more artificial or overpowering chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2015
12 oz bottle from Winter Classic Variety pack, thanks Garrett. Served in a tulip glass, appearance is a dense but thin off white head, and the beer is very dark in color, if not black. Aroma is weak, but some faint cocoa. Taste is malts and is sweet with a touch of bitterness, some notes of chocolate. Palate is medium bodied beer with light carbonation. Overall, nice for the style and a perfect beer for the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (774) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle to a tulip. Black with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted chocolate and malts. Flavor of cocoa, chocolate, cream, and barley. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirzekel (59) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Good amount of chocolate. Not overwhelming. Would be tasty without the chocolate. Little bit of vanilla at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
By far, one of the more on-point beers Samuel has in their extensive lineup. It hits many of the same notes a good chocolate stout does: smooth, rich, chocolate, and a faint bitterness. 12oz bottles from "seasonal variety pack"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2015
It pours black with a brown head that is large and lasts. It has aromas of chocolate and caramel. It has chocolate and caramle flavors with hints of dark fruits. It is smooth and rich with plenty of carbonation and a moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (370) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2015 Sounds nice, as much as I like bock and chocolate both. This pours a dark brown with slight tan head. Minimal chocolate with light malt and caramel sweet aroma. Much more chocolate comes through in the taste, finishing fairly clean and a little dry. Not bad..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1341) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2015
A good chocolate flavor. Looks really good in the glass. Not a great porter but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (263) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Clear dark pour with medium sized tan head. Delicious chocolate & dark malt aromas and matching taste. Easy to drink and balanced flavor profile. I think I prefer this over a lot of sweet stouts. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
12 oz bottle from Winter Classic Variety pack. Served in tulip glass. Dense but thin off white head dissipates fairly quickly. Some moderate lacing. Beer is very dark in color, almost black. Aroma is on the weaker side, mostly malts with some faint cocoa. Taste is malts and is medium sweet with a touch of bitterness. Significant notes of smooth chocolate. Medium bodied beer with light carbonation. A very smooth beer, with a clean finish, just lightly lingering. Overall a good enjoyable beer. Probably the best out of the variety pack. Chocolate works well with the Bock style.

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