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RATINGS: 1293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Can't find a whole lot wrong with this one. Subtle chocolate and cocoa flavors are evident but not overly abundant. The only small drawback for this beer is the medium body vs. full body. Really surprised how darK this one was. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a nice deep reddish brown color. Aromas of rich dark malts, chocolate, fruit. Flavor is rich with a lot of flavors light chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
Sampled at Samuel Adams Brewery (Boston). Dark brown color, small tan head. Malty and sweet with hints of chocolate. Medium body with light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geologyguy (1220) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Dark malt/ raisiny smell to it, quite dark, taste is smooth and malty...front end a little sweet, with a touch of coffee and tiny bit of bitterness on finish...smooth and good! Medium complexity

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (860) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma and taste is dark chocolate with a fruity note. Semi-sweet chocolate in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (1990) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Thick pour producing a fast-fading tan head over a deep, ruby-brown body. Aroma is sweet and chocolaty, with a hint of fruit and vanilla, like whiffing a scoop of Neapolitan ice cream. I can’t say I dislike that. Sweet, thick and smooth on the tongue, slight tingle of carbonation. Rich chocolate flavor with milder notes of cherries and vanilla. Sweet? Yes... but tempered by the bitterness of toasted grains. This would be totally decadent if a tad heavier, but it’s a sweet treat if you plan on drinking more than one beer on a chilly evening. (**This version [Best By: May 2016] states on the neck label that the chocolate is from Ecuador, not Ghana as in the above deScription.) ~~~~ From a Sam Adams 12 Pk. of "Winter Classics", received as a gift.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weevo (129) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle, pours black with medium tan head. Chocolate to the nose and palette with a little vanilla on the end and some carbonation. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rperez (213) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Very fun beer but there are lots of chocolate beers out there and this one while good is forgettable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (775) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2016
DATE TASTED: January 21, 2016... GLASSWARE:Celebrator Doppelbock pokal... OCCASION: Cavs/Clippers on a Thursday... APPEARANCE: velvet black body wihth a brown head that rings out to an uneven smear; tracings are coral and fingers... AROMA: heavy chocolate beans are empowered by heavy toasted malts... vanilla and bread make this a beer worth breathing in over and over... PALATE: medium-bodied, enjoyable start with a smooth texture over the tongue... the finish is equally agreeable, smooth and lingering in its flavor... TASTE: toasted malts and cocoa beans, with vanilla, some vegetable notes, and peat--the overriding flavors agree with one another to a lactic consistency; among the better chocolate beers I have had... OVERALL: I recall sipping this with brother Jer in Morristown at the St. Patrick’s Day parade--and loving it....now, having it again, the drinkability is its most respectable quality, the flavor, its second--a quality pair, indeed...best compliment I can give is that it belongs in this Ayinger Celebrator glass...

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
veggieBen (7) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
This beer had the perfect color of a chocolate stout but not its thickness. My flashlight cut through it leaving a bright red glow. Smelled amazing. A deep earthy aroma with hints of chocolate malts and vanilla with a whiff of booze really set the stage for this beer. A delicate balance of sweet and a light bitter after effect. There is no taste of chocolate at all.Very light bodied with a slight fizz effect when you drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle at the Vuongs courtesy of Vi. Pours a brown body with thin lacing. Notes of vanilla, earthy spice, cocoa, sweet brown sugar, nuts, raisins and dark malt.


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