RATINGS: 1302   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
The brew poured a dark coffee color and seemed to have a reddish tint. The head was meager and soon departed. The aroma was good, a sweet maltiness with cocoa on top of it. But the taste seemed too sweet. This much chocolate in an already naturally sweet beer style was a bit too much, but not cloyingly so. Id rather spend my bucks on a chocolate stout, something that will counter the sweetness somewhat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Pours dark semi-transparent brown. Almost no aroma whatsoever just a little chocolate and coffee. Very complex chocolate flavors. Bitter,dark,sweet,malt even a dry cocoa taste in it. Worth a try split a bottle if you have to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3649) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Sampled with omhper, tiggmtl, MartinT, muzzlehatch, and Rastacouere in Montreal. Thanks to Barry for spending the money on this that I never wanted to. Sweet, sugary, chocolate milk aroma similar to hershey syrup and tootsie rolls. Transparent mahogany ruby color with a light tan head. Very sweet and one dimensional. Lots of toosie-roll flavors. Thin. Not horrible, but certainly not great either. (7/4/5/2/11)********RE-Rate********12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. Poured into the Sam Adams glass. Mostly metallic aroma with light sweet chocolate hints and some light roasted notes, too. Transparent mahogany body with a medium light tan head. Good persistence. Starts sweet, and sugary with lots of chocolate, before this becomes a little less sweet and cloying in the middle. Mild roastiness. Finishes with lots more sweetness and even more of the aforementioned tootsie-roll flavors. Awfully cloying and way out of whack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
Well, yeah, of course it smells like chocolate - candyish, cocoa, some caramel, mint. Opaque brown with thin white head that recedes to thin cover and ring. Powdered chocolate flavour is rich but there is very little underlying malt body and none of the typical bock fruitiness. A bit on the thin side. This one-trick pony is definitely one for dessert and simply does not bear up to careful reflection and pontification. Bottle enjoyed with DYCSoccer17, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Omhper and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23889) - Tyres, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2004
Bottled. Very dark brown, not muchhead. Sweet chocoalte aroma. Medium sweet abd fairly malty. Soft, yet clean mouthfeel, rather simplistic malt profile. Cocoa finish. Drinkable, but not very remarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (6488) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle: Rather weak aroma. Just a light dark choclate aroma is all I can pick up. Dark brown but almost transparent if you hold it to the light. Not much head, just a little white is created. Lots of chocolate flavor. Great chocolate flavor intensifies in the finish. Chocolate flavors get stronger as it warms. Aroma seems to get better too but not until after my first sip. Almost like I have new expectations for the aroma aftet tasting it, so Ill stick with my original score. A little thin. Overall score will be hurt by initial weak aroma and palate and will not indicate how much I actually like the beer. $14.99 for a bottle is a bit much, but not reflected in my score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle, dark brown with hues of red, minimal brown head, chocolate aroma, definite chocolate taste and sweet. i like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Bottle. Really absent aroma. Slight hints of chocolate and roasted malt, some coffee. Sweetish flavor. A little sugary. Thin bodied. Sadly dissapointing for a premium beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Dark brown almost black with a decent creamy brown head that leaves some lacing. Sweet dark chocolate aromas, buttery chocolate flavors, medium bodied with a soft and creamy mouthfeel, finishes a bit too sweet, overpriced for what it is, I was disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4874) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2004
omhper in Montreal #17 (with MartinT,tiggmtl,Rastacouere,DYCSoccer). 750 ml bottle. "Smells like slim-fast" -- Martin. Dark rootbeer, Tootsie roll character in the nose, think one-dimensional choco-cereal flavor, boring quick finish. Somehow manages to feel rich without being flavorful, much like commercial candies and sugary cereals...

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