RATINGS: 1311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 worlds 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2005
From a bottle. Pours a very dark brown color making it appear stout-like until its held up to the light. Aroma is dominated by chocolate as is the flavor. This is a great beer but all that is good about it is offset by the inflated price. Note that rate beer has this beer listed at 7% Alcohol but the Sam Adams site has it listed at 5.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2005
04.22.05 best before June 2004. Mahoganey pour, glowing, with little head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, some maple, raisin, soy sauce. The more I shiff, the more it reminds me of a sweet, salty, teriaki or something similar. Not bad, but unexpected. Not at all the flavors I expected...a bit bland, very sweet up front, more hints of maple and slightly salty. Dark fruits across the middle, slick and oily body, hardly any eff. Finish is where the chocolate really comes in and its much more appropriate and less sweet than I expected, some buttery flavors temper what could (should?) be a sharper, more bitter bite from both hops, chocoalte malts, and chocolate itself. Probably a bit oxidized.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
aamademedrink (3) - USA - APR 16, 2005 does not count
I expected more from this beer. Light Sweet Aroma, Beautiful color. A beer My wife who is a chocoholic would enjoy. What I didnt care for was the Price for one. Also, the overall flavor of the beer could have been better in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2005
Dark brown/red, almost black, with a tan head. Chocolatey nose with some red wine. Very chocolatey flavor with touches of wine and plums, but not too thick or cloying--in fact its reasonably light and well-balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2005
This was so sweet and very very chocolate. we had it warm-ish in the morning. it was a good breakfast beer. sounds funny since it costs so much for a bottle, but it gets ya ready for the day. mmmmmmmmmcocoa krispies

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 5, 2005
Very over priced but i got it as a gift so it tasted tht much better..... lot of chocolate a very strong sweetnes with almost no presence of alchol..... i had it cold but i hear it is better at about 40 degrees

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
Bottle brought back from South Carolina by my In-Laws. Bottle was on sale for $13 US (!), a price they luckily didnt notice until after or there is no was they would have bought it! March 2005 "freshest before" stamp on bottle sampled near the end of March 2005. Really dark thick brown pour. Good sized tan head. Very strong cocoa aroma (not chocolate). Mouthfeel was thick, but I thought it stayed on the good side of too syrupy - a fine line for sure though. Myself and others who tried it also got a very strong maple syrup taste, with the cocoa found in the aroma becoming stronger as it warmed. A strong rootbeer like aftertaste finishes the beer. No alcohol present in all this sweetness and there was actually an appropriate amount of carbonation to keep it from becoming a thick goo of sweetness. A perfect dessert beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This beer pours black with some copper highlights and has a thin tan head. The aroma is very light showing some chocolate notes. The taste however, is full and rich with an amazing chocolate flavor. This is my favorite Samuel Adams brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Very over-rated. Sweet chocolate in a watered-down form seems to aim as a winter-warmer, but comes up short.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2683) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2005 Nice black body with a reasonable head. Aroma is chocolate and cocoa. Almost no malt or hops, finishes sweet and watery.

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