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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
A - Dark brown with mahogany hues. 1 finger of a light tan. S - Vanilla, anise, hints of chocolate. Not much going on here. T - Chocolate syrup, crystal malt, roasted wood malt, vanilla. It’s sweet but not cloying. Almost has a cola flavor. M - Moderate carbonation, slick, a tad thin. This was better than I expected. The chocolate didn’t overpower and it didn’t go over the edge on the sweetness. Serving type: bottle 02-05-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2013
From a bottle. Pours opaque deep brown. Tastes like chocolate and malt. Slightly sweet. Very easy to drink. Smooth with medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate and syrup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1014) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
Found this one in the back of my friend fridge to try out. Chocolate notes with the bock backbone is a success.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (727) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a medium khaki head of good retention slowly reduces to a thin cap and some lacing. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and malt. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, un-roasted malt, and tannin. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation dry mouthfeel, and slight vanilla on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head that fades quickly and leaves spotty lacing. Smells of chocolate and roasted malt Tastes of chocolate and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is medium, silky and creamy with good carbonation. This is a great winter treat from Samuel Adams. One of my favorites from their vast selection. I wish it was available in 6 packs and not just in their winter classics pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (689) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and chocolate. Tastes primarily of chocolate with a sweet sticky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
swiseman (424) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
pours a thick black with beige head. strong aroma of burnt wood and straw - not altogether pleasant. taste is better - lots of roasted malt, molasses and dark chocolate making it fairly sweet. almost seems over-carbonated. finish is fairly smooth with some lasting chocolate and hops. wouldn’t be my favorite style, but better than I expected for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (231) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2013
Aroma claro e intenso en donde destacan principalmente notas a cacao, chocolate, maltas tostadas, algo de vainilla y ligeramente madera. En cuanto a apariencia, color obscuro, intenso y profundo. Destellos Rubí a contraluz. Carbonatación ligera, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma pequeña de mediana retención. En boca es suave, aterciopelada y muy bien equilibrada. Al paladar es una excelente cerveza en la cual destacan diferentes sabores pero todos bajo un equilibrio muy adecuado. En primera instancia se percibe un sabor suave y muy ligeramente dulce al pasar por la lengua, sin embargo en garganta es donde se empiezan a percibir notas a cocoa y chocolate, así como ligeramente vainilla. El retrogusto es ligeramente amargo con ciertos sabores característicos a nueces, dejando una agradable sequedad en boca. En general una excelente cerveza de Samuel Adams, bien equilibrada y sin dejar un empalagoso sabor a chocolate. Realmente muy buena!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a small chocolate head. Nose is soy, cocoa, dark fruits, earth. Flavor is straight chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, fudge, faint berries. Silky mouthfeel. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Appearance: Pours a deep black color with a super bubbly carbonated chocolate head that goes away very quickly. Leaves no head after that, and no lacing either. Smell: A really nice sugary sweet chocolate aroma, and the malts aren’t shy either. Taste/feel: My first bock, and this is alright. There’s a good bit of sweetness, but the light bit of bitterness on the finish cuts through it pretty well. I love that I get some coffee profile because of the combination of chocolates and malts here. The feel also fits well -- pretty smooth, with a medium carbonation. As usual, an above average beer by Sam Adams. Also as usual, not something I’d run out to buy, but something that I’d have if offered with no complaints.

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