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RATINGS: 1309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2672) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (4025) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   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

3.7
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2005
On tap at Barleys Taphouse in Asheville, NC. How does this bar pour beers over 6% legally in NC? Im glad they do as this, in my opinion is an act of necessary civil disobedience. This is a mediocre beer. Im not a Sam Adams critic (see my Tripple entry), but this does nothing for me. Roasted chocolate aroma and flavor, but then again, what poor mans stout doesnt have this? This bock is just too watery. Their double bock is way better and way cheaper. Cool bottle, though.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Small head, some malt in the aroma, if you keep your nose in it long enough, some chocolate comes though,strong initial chocolate taste,the palate sensation was a smooth film of wonderful cocoa, Ive never experienced that before in a brew, like a piece of Godiva had just melted in my mouth, the chocolate tried to hold on , but faded at the end. Very good,Id pay as much for a 6er as a good Bells stout, but 14.00 bucks for a 750,the next one I have will be a gift

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Someone bought this one for me as a Christmas present. When opened and poured out, the first thing I thought to myself is that it looked and smelled like a watered down stout. Very little in the way of chocolate present. Watery and not at all what it claims to be. Very mediocre and not worth the money. The nicest thing about this beer is the bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Another great one by Sam!!! Full of flavor but not revoltingly sweet for my tastes (like the Triple Bock). Great balanced brew.


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