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RATINGS: 1264   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (614) - - MAR 25, 2015
One of my favorite of the Samuel Adams seasonal beers. Deep chocolate flavor. Moderate body. Very low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (14073) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
Würzig frischer Schokoladenantrunk, angenehme Malzigkeit. Recht süffig, nur wenig süß, rund, leider in Hintergrund eher schwach. Ab dem Mittelteil etwas herber, auch zum Ende ist die Herbe neben den konstanten Schokoladennoten vorhanden, hier mit Vanille Touch. Nett. 8/11/11/11//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Found in my girlfriend’s basement: Pours quite a dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, fruitiness, and sugar. Taste is very, very chocolaty. It is not as sweet as some people say it is. Very easy drinking. Not overly complex, but very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
Very strong taste of cocoa that goes down quite smoothly. Very tasty ale that is not overly sweet. Good ale to sit by the fire with

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Strong chocolate aroma. Taste is malty and very sweet with real chocolate taste -- not chocolate malt, and little bitterness. Nice flavors, predominantly chocolate -- but must be in the mood for a sweeter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2974) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft. Pint. Nose is Cocoa. Little head. Dark brown color. Taste is all mile chocolate. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppopotomous (27) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice tasting beer..just a little too sweet for me..Drinking one or two is good..but more than that is a palate wrecker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3132) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with a filmy tan head. Nose is pumpernickel bread with chocolate, milk, hazelnut, and a mellow yeastiness. Taste is tons of chocolate, bready malt, vanilla, a bit of spice, and a dry chocolate finish. Medium-thin body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2720) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Dark brown pour. Small layer of off white bubbles. No staying power and no lacing. Carbonic chocolate nose. Big syrupy chocolate taste with a wort sweetness and taste. Finishes cloyingly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown with mahogany edges. Slightly gray tinted, foamy beige head. Aroma of Belgian-style chocolate, semisweet cocoa, faint roast, moderate notes of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, & some mildly creamy nuttiness. Hint of must. Flavor full of sweet dark malts & even sweeter chocolate & chocolate syrup notes. Lots & lots of chocolate. Almost chocolate milky. Creamy undertones with only a hint of balancing roast & faint nuts. Not pulling the vanilla... Maybe it’s just adding a bit of sweetness? Definitely not a bad choice if your options are low. Tasty, but a whole bottle might wear you down with all the chocolate sweetness.

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