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RATINGS: 1256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a dark murky brown with a slight reddish hue and had a thick creamy tan head that was fully lasting and had excellent lacing which allowed for a full coating on the glass. The aroma was of dark roasted malts, a very mild resin hop and an earthy yeast with a nice note of dark chocolate, some caramel and a touch of dark fruit. It tasted sweet, smooth and rather malty with a touch of caramel and cocoa at first, and then a nice strong dark mocha flavor took hold and engulfed the taste buds with just a mild note of dark fruit and a mild bitter tinge at the end. Mouthfeel was just on the light side of full in body and quite creamy texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall a very nice blending of flavors, letting one have an exquisitely tasty chocolaty experience!!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (590) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Part of a seasonal I had awhile back..big chocolate notes with roasted nuts..dry,smooth..not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Chocolate tasting bock. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12133) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3961) - 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.

3.6
   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

3.5
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2538) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Draft. Pint. Nose is Cocoa. Little head. Dark brown color. Taste is all mile chocolate. Pretty tasty.

3.2
   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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3059) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with a filmy tan head. Nose is pumpernickel bread with chocolate, milk, hazelnut, and a mellow yeastiness. Taste is tons of chocolate, bready malt, vanilla, a bit of spice, and a dry chocolate finish. Medium-thin body with medium carbonation.


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