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RATINGS: 1265   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
(from sampler pack) Pours with a creamy head, translucent dark reddish-brown. Aroma of irish cream and chocolate. Sweet, but smooth - reminiscent of a hot cocoa. More like milk chocolate, then dark chocolate - I’m not a brewer, but a few changes in the selection of hops and malts would move it into the dark chocolate range. Medium body, lingering sweetness. Overall, not an everyday beer, a dessert beer, a beer with some great culinary possibilities - pour over vanilla ice cream; substitute for guiness in a chocolate cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2730) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (452) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. The aroma is malty chocolate. The flavor is the same. Very sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 Always get a kick out of people who talk about a beer being really good then score it a 3.3 lol. That’s a solid D. They need to put this in 6 packs. Smooth and creamy, chocolate, enough carbonation, very good. After having another one I have to bump the rating up more. Every sip a delicious chocolate treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattymidas (1) - - NOV 15, 2015 does not count
The aroma is light/hint of chocolate. The taste is great mix of beer with a slightly chocolate undertone. The exhale is where you really get the cocoa notes. Great specialty beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1662) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige foamy head, light chocolate aroma, medium carbonation, fruity chocolate taste, abrupt finish with faint berry like aftertaste. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a slight khaki head from a bottle. What do you want? It’s like a bubbly fermented chocolate shake. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pretty tasty actually. Sweet, plenty of chocolate, but also some vanilla and fruitiness. A little sticky, but still good for mix 12er selection

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (1825) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
Huge and lasting fluffy brown head. Big chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate taste but no malty sweetness. Very one dimmensional.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Worsenma (49) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Mine said enjoy by 3/2005. Drank it on 10/2011. Still tasted amazing even after such a long cellaring. Boy was it a surprising treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (787) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Part of a seasonal I had awhile back..big chocolate notes with roasted nuts..dry,smooth..not bad.

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