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RATINGS: 1294   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (220) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Cocoa, malty, chocolate milk aromas. Chocolate, malty, sweet, malted milk flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1064) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
12oz bottle with commonmac. Black with medium off white head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate . Chocolate flavor , malt, medium body. Finish is soft, mild, and sweet. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
12 oz bottle picked up at Byerly?s liquor store. Deep brown, nearly black in color. Short-lived tan head. Nose is slightly nutty with roasted malt characteristics. Some prevalent chocolate notes too. Slight smoke contained within. Taste has less in your face chocolate than others. Leans on roasted malt, with subtle peat notes, and a dark chocolate bitterness. A fake chocolate quality that really pops up towards the finish. Thin mouthfeel that?s to the beer?s detriment. Not as good as it should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2143) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Dark black. Very sweet. Milk chocolate. Vanilla. Loads of chocolate. This would be awesome with a brownie or ice cream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2015
12 ounce bottle, one month old. Nice chocolate malt flavor, mild chocolate aroma. Medium bodied. Very smooth. Dark brown and opaque appearance. Good cold weather beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (726) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle pour into a pint glass. Aroma is big roasted malt with chocolate and mild vanilla. Appearance is clear, dark reddish brown with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger width beige head (with nice crackle) and trace lacing. Taste is sweet cocoa with mild vanilla. Palate is full bodied with awesome creamy texture, above average carbonation (which detracts slightly from the creamy vibe) and nice long malty, cocoa finish. Overall, Sam Adams often produces middle of the pack stuff but this shows they can craft something special when they put their minds to it. Good stuff all around.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2015
No smell. Black as night and Beautifl foamy head. Sweet Chocolate beer. No smoke, No Coffee, no tricks. Fan frickin tastic. Of course they are not wise enough to sell it year round!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
p0rkch0p (90) - Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Wow, this one does not disappoint. Lives up to the descrption on the label. A depth of rich flavor with an amazing cocoa finish. One to savor. Doesnt look great in the glass but the great taste is in there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Part of their Winter Classics mixed pack, bought in Vegas. Looks like cola, but with a good retention beige head and a little lacing. Aromas of cocoa over roasted malts and hops. Chocolate malt taste with decent hops in the finish. Quite a nice chocolaty brew overall.

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