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RATINGS: 1257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pours a fairly opaque dark brown, with a thin, light tan head. The head disappears rather quickly and only a trace amount of lacing remains. Aroma of, yes, chocolate--but more of a sweet milk chocolate than cocoa. The smell of highly processed candy is also dominant--for some reason, red licorice (Strawberry Twizzlers). While typical beer aromas are not there, the taste is more in line with a lager--albeit a highly flavored one. Sweetness of milk chocolate is matched almost equally by the sweetness of toasted malts. No hop bitterness evident at all--this one’s sweet all the way. There may be a mild butter toffee flavor in the background. Alcohol can also be detected. Mouthfeel is watery with just a trace of carbonation, which is right in line with this style. In sum: I’ve tried this beer just about every year since it began. Despite the various changes that Samuel Adams has made to ingredients and bottling, it’s flavor has remained almost the same. Because there are few chocolate lagers to begin with, this beer stands out. But it’s ability to truly convey a milk chocolate flavor makes it a winner. If you love dessert beers, this one’s a MUST.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Worsenma (46) - 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 (697) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Part of a seasonal I had awhile back..big chocolate notes with roasted nuts..dry,smooth..not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (365) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Chocolate tasting bock. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (614) - - MAR 25, 2015
One of my favorite of the Samuel Adams seasonal beers. Deep chocolate flavor. Moderate body. Very low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12977) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
Würzig frischer Schokoladenantrunk, angenehme Malzigkeit. Recht süffig, nur wenig süß, rund, leider in Hintergrund eher schwach. Ab dem Mittelteil etwas herber, auch zum Ende ist die Herbe neben den konstanten Schokoladennoten vorhanden, hier mit Vanille Touch. Nett. 8/11/11/11//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4199) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Found in my girlfriend’s basement: Pours quite a dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, fruitiness, and sugar. Taste is very, very chocolaty. It is not as sweet as some people say it is. Very easy drinking. Not overly complex, but very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
Very strong taste of cocoa that goes down quite smoothly. Very tasty ale that is not overly sweet. Good ale to sit by the fire with

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Strong chocolate aroma. Taste is malty and very sweet with real chocolate taste -- not chocolate malt, and little bitterness. Nice flavors, predominantly chocolate -- but must be in the mood for a sweeter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2840) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft. Pint. Nose is Cocoa. Little head. Dark brown color. Taste is all mile chocolate. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppopotomous (27) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Nice tasting beer..just a little too sweet for me..Drinking one or two is good..but more than that is a palate wrecker

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