RATINGS: 1303   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 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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Ive resisted buying this one for a little while now due to the price and it being a Sam Adams beer. But in my never ending quest to try every beer I can get my hands on, I knew it was a matter of time before I broke down and bought it. Poured a dark reddish/brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of cocoa and roasted malts. There was something else lurking in the background that I didnt care too much for. Sweeter tasting. Had almost a chocolate milk taste to it. The alcohol content was well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Cool bottle: Dark brown color with reddish tint. Head initialy frothy powdered cocoa color, but fades fast. Aroma of cocoa. Flavor is milk chocolate covered caramel with just a light bite in the finish. Creamy palate with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Over priced IMHO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (7022) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
Impressive looking bottle Dark brown, low head. Milk chocolate aroma and flavor. Creamy or oily fullbodied mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
draft Thin halo of suds atop a brownish amber beer...the aroma squirted forth a medly of chocolate banana and a background of caramelly sweetness..The flavors were of powdered cocoa with a smidgen of lagery tartness, and a full malty body...i enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
Caramelly nose with a lager quality to it, dark deep brown color. Chocolately taste for sure. Blends really well with the medium dark malt. Also some toasted malt, wood, and dark fruit (raisins). Smooth silky texture. Warm and round overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3983) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle Pours a clear dark redish brown witha full foamy light tan head. Aromas are mainly a dark roasted grain, some chocolate, but not much and old wooden cask type notes. Flavors showcase the chocolate much more. Fairly sweet. Slightly smokey, woody flavors as well. Very smooth creamy texture. Soft carbonation Pleasant soft sweet chocolate aftertaste, with a slight sediment or chalky feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2005
This is a nice chocolate bock. The chocolate flavor and aroma is neither overwhelming nor lacking. I was expecting something a little bit thicker, richer or fuller and I think that thats the general consensus here. Still, not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
On tap at a beer & chocolate tasting
Oh yeah, there is real chocolate carrying this one! However, it isnt a one trick pony. There are many elements in the flavor and aroma (raisin, melon and others) that lead in and out of the creamy chocolate middle. Tasting the Scharffen Berger chocolate alongside was fun, and shows that the sum is greater than the parts. I probably enjoyed this more because I didnt directly shell out the steep price for a bottle with raised expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Pours dark with a thick tan head that dissapeared quickly.Had some chocolate notes.This brew didnot get any better as it warmed up.I drove to Tampa for this and I wouldnt say i was dissapointed , but I was exprcting more

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Have to admit I was a little disappointed in this, especially after having shelled out what I paid for it! Some chocolate taste, but not enough IMHO. As someone mentioned earlier, it has more of a chocolate aroma than taste. Nice bottle though.

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