RATINGS: 1310   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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obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2004
Deep brown/ black with mocha head. Sour malt nose, with roasted notes and some chocolate. Heavy on the palate w/a drying finish. Chocolate, molasses, are the dominate flavors with sour malt balancing out the sweetness. One dimensional but pleasant. Better than average beer.

Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours a dark burgundian brown. Creamy and dense head that is mostly diminishing but does leave a thin and sticky lace on the glass. Smells of lactose, tons of cocoa, delicate chocolate and subtle expresso notes. Tastes of tons of fine chocolate, caramel, vanilla and creme. This is quite tasty. It kind of reminds me of Snickers. But very thin in the mouth and quite boring in the overall theme.

jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Clear dark ruby-brown body, very nice dense tan rocky head. Excellent glass lacing. The aroma is chocolate medium sweet. Not much else going on. Flavor is the same. I pick up some of the same flavors as in the Floris chcolate, though not as bad. I guess I am just not cut out for these choclate beers, as this is going to be my most expensive drain pour ever.

robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring...Ruby If Held To the Light. No Head. Sweet Malt and oh..the Chocolate in This one Is Excellent! Very Rich Flavor...End Tasting Like Dark Baking Chocolate Due to the Bitterness. Extremely Balanced...perhaps just a Pinch Watery...but Not Lacking in Flavor and Then Very Easy to Finish the Bottle and Enjoy. Keep Around for the Winter!

badgerben (5188) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
Pours a dark brown color with a bit of red on the edges. No head. Big, sweet malt aroma. Nice chocolate taste with a good presence of malt. It is not way over the top, but I don’t think it pretends to be. Very decent.

ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2004
I like the bottle. The metal label is definately a nice touch. Nice complex nutty aroma over a dark brown color. A little on the watery side, but the chocolate maltyness is definately there. I’ve been keeping this in the fridge and just noticed that it said "Enjoy before June 2004", and it’s late Setpember. Still very drinkable nonetheless.

nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
Very dark black hue with a reddish tinge to it when held to the light. Alcoholic chocolatey nose and a hint of coffee. Sweetish chocolate with roasted earthy tone and a long caramel after taste. An interesting and enjoyable drink although a little on the expensive side at $15.95

SpringsLicker (3642) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this trade. Deep brown opaque color minimal tan head. Aroma of rich malt with a distinct chocolate touch. The chocolate in the flavor is unlike that of the chocolate flavor that roasted malt has. This doesn’t taste much like a Bock although it isn’t a bad brew. Somewhat of a novelty to be sure and if it were $2.50 a bottle instead of the $15+ that I have seen, it would be a worthwhile brew.

Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2004
This had a pretty nice chocolate scent, but was pretty bland tasting. No better than average, and certainly not worth what they charge for a bottle. Luckily I got to sample it at a fest, and am not out the $15.

Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Hmmmm... I dunno about this one. It’s certainly darker than any other bock I’ve ever tasted and it does display some of the classic toffee and sweet malt flavors of a bock, but those are quickly stamped out by an explosion of chocolate flavor. I dunno, somehow it just doesn't do it for me. If I want a bock I'll buy a good German bock. If I want nice chocolate I'll buy some nice chocolate (perhaps Sharffen Berger). I might even drink the beer while eating the chocolate, but I don't need the two combined into a single entity.

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