RATINGS: 1284   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 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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Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2004
I vowed that I would never try this beer due to the exorbitant price. But I got a .3 L tulip of this stuff at Delilah’s in Chicago on draft for $4--not so bad considering. The waitress there said it’s much better on tap than in the bottles. I’m not sure if you knew a whole hell of a lot about beer but she was super hot so I’m assuming she’s correct and I feel for those who sampled this from bottles if it was much worse than this.

Dark garnet with a creamy head that leaves short-lived sheets of lace. Very mild nose of bread yeast and a little cocoa. Flavor is much more pronounced but forced and lacking in subtlety. Both very chocolate and very bock. Or, Very artificial chocolate flavor and over-sweet bock with a strange sour twinge. I think a rich, roasty stout would have been a much better vehicle for such a strong chocolate treatment.

Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2004
bottle dark brown not much head,smells like a candy bar, bitter chocolate flava,smooth, medium bodied. nice but not what i want in a beer

legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2004
I seemed to like this more then most people. The chocolate I thought was restrained nicely and the beer showed a complexity that was surprising for SA.

DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
On draft at Half Time, Poughkeepsie, NY. Wow, this one was awesome! Nice dark brown pour with a big tan head. Big malt and chocolate aroma. Tastes very chocolatey with a chocolate syrupy finish that I last experienced with Alesmith Speedway Stout. Just incredible chocolate all around here. Super smooth, velvety going down, with more rich chocolate at the finish. No coffee here, just tons of chocolate. This one is delicious, and I will pay 15 bucks a bomber if I see it again.

lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2004
pours dark opaque with thick tan head. faint aroma is malty and chocolate. flavor is very chocolatey, some malts, maybe a little fruity. very yummy! not too sweet, but sweet enough. I like it a lot!

sethdude (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Pours a pitch black with a tan head resting in top. Aroma is fairly faint, with notes of sweet malts, dark fruit, and chocolate woven together. Flavor is very unique, a sweet bock start, then some licorice, a touch of cherry, some sweet chocolate, and a long tobacco flavor. Pretty dry. Very unique and worth the $20 for the bottle, in my opinion.

BT (127) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Pours very dark; chocolate everywhere; if you like sweet cocoa flavors (and can afford it) this is for you.

walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2004
from the bottle . shared this one with flemdawg. poured a dark ruby with a smal off white head. aroma, a nice comination of sweet and bitter chocolate,wine, malts, hops, caramel, dark molasses, alcohol, prunes. flavor chocolate covered cherries, like godiva, honey, malts,plums,raisins, brown sugar, a nice bitterness. hides the alcohol well.dry mouth feel and hints of licorice. but $15.00 is a little bit to much maybe 8 or 9 would be better.

flemdawg (565) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Ruby red in color when held up to the light, sparse white head. Wonderful bitter sweet chocolate aroma with roasted malts and a faint hint of alocohol. The chocolate dominated the taste obviously, and it lingered on the tounge. The chocolates were bitter sweet, and hints of roasted coffee. It was good, but not 16 dollar good. If I wanted a chocolate beer, Young’s would be my choice.

Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Here’s a tough choice - pay $15 locally to try this, or pay $4.25 for a draft pint at Winking Lizard. This is, what, a 22oz bottle? So, you can have almost 4 pints for the price of the bottle? What are they thinking???? OK - as with most brew served around here, I had to let it sit for about 25 minutes til it came up to a reasonable temperature. Smooth, very very smooth - but it also seemed very medium/thin bodied. Toasty chocolate roasty malty caramel. Most of the chocolate was in the finish - coating the roof of my mouth. If you like sweet beers, this is for you. Luckilly, I ordered it first but saved it to drink for desert

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