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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2004
I like chocolate and i like beer, so what happens when they put the two together? a good beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fulmonte21 (42) - USA - JUN 10, 2009
I can’t say enough about this beer! It’s perfection in a bottle. They only make this every several years and I finally got my hands on some this year! It is chocolaty and malty and perfect. I can’t say it enough. TRY IT!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nubber (3) - USA - JAN 30, 2011 does not count
an amazing beer, from the deep color to the complex flavors, only got better as it warmed up. A slightly bitter chocolate taste that sweetened quickly with just a hint of vanilla. Good earthy aroma...not an everyday brew but one i will let age for a while

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Slightly lucent dark mahogany, thick tan head, creamy medium-full body, medium carbonation.

Aroma: bitter chocolate, roast malt, alcohol, minerality, a touch of leafy hop bitterness, and just a hint of char.

Taste: chocolate soda, earthy hop bitterness, sweet malt, minerality.

The chocolate is very up-front, but has a nice cocoa powder character. Great balance. Lots of great bock and cocoa flavor, but easy on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aplie1 (1) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005 does not count
Once opened you get an instant aroma of chocolate and dark coffee. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Rich coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate. Palate is syrupy with a heavy finish. Overall enjoyable but a little pricey.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2005
The sweet aroma and flavour are intoxicating. The chocolate is evident and welcome. Smooth and very very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
somesweetkid (1) - - NOV 24, 2012 does not count
Great taste usually not a big fan for Chocolate beers but this one had a good taste to it and dosent have abad after taste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LGKdude (15) - - DEC 3, 2014
(Bottled) Wow! Completely blown away by this beer. Great rich chocolate flavor that is in perfect balance on my palette - not too much, but not hiding either. This is a sipping beer, but after every sip I kept thinking "wow, this is a great beer!" Shame I can only get it in a seasonal pack! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
A nice hearty aroma of roasted chocolate introduces this beer. It is black in color, like low-sulfur coal, and has a good thick almond colored head. This beer is thick and sweet and rolls over the tongue with the smooth taste of malt mixed with chocolate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2011
SO GOOD!! Now this is what I want a chocolate beer to taste like! Delicious malt character with good chocolate presence. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Sweet and chocolaty taste to it. A desert beer for sure. Amazing, if you see this, grab a bottle immediately don’t even think twice about it. Wonderful brew, I wish the Boston Beer Company made more of it. I was lucky to find it in one of the big bottle with the metal plating on the front of it but I’ve also had it in their winter season variety pack. They really should just start selling this in six-packs. I would definitely buy it!

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