RATINGS: 1309   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Dark red color. Good head with some lacing. Creamy texture with a chocolate/roasty taste. Sweet finish. A little thin in body for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Well I let this beer sit for many months. I bought it at the very beginning of January 04 and just last night realized that the label on the back of the bottle says, For brewing fresh taste enjoy before June 2004. Guess what? Its not June!

Rating # 560
Pours a dark chestnut colored body with a foamy tan cap on top. The aroma is amassed with dark fruits and assorted nuts. Notes of: plums, dates, figs, cashew, Brazilian nuts, and almond. The flavor is rather chocolaty; its actually very nice! Long suggestions of chocolate and coconut, I even find huge hints of vanilla in here. Its odd because this beer has a very unique balance of bitter sweet. There is a full-size note of tartness that is found right in the middle of the palate sensations.. but sweet and smoky hints of maple syrup in beginning and finish. The palate has a pretty velvety texture and there is a sweet chocolate covered coffee bean finish.
Overall I am pleasantly surprised to find that this beer does not suck donkey ass like I thought it was going to. I had 8 months of buyers remorse since paying $15 for his bottle, and now I can finally let it go.. This is pretty damn tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Caramel brown hue with ruby highlights an presented a thick creamy tan head and outstanding lace. Very smoky and mocha aroma with hints of dry apples, light piney hops, and dusty yeast esters. The taste is sweet and lactic milk chocolate with roasted grain background. Fruity (cherry and prune) midsection leads to a smoky and lightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is lush and lively with a crisp bite towards finish. Worth $14-20? Nope, not even close. I do think it’s worth a try if you can partake of someone elses purchase. Too much chocolate and not enough bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Poured a dark brown, thick and a light tan head. Pretty good beer, but I dont know if I would buy it again, but maybe worth trying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 23, 2004
loved the aroma, rich chocolate & coco-ish. Pours dark brown, to thick & sweet for me, not a bad beer, but i personally wont get it again...ok to try once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Dark brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and cocoa. Taste is a little sweet with hints of chocolate and a pronounced malty flavor. Enjoyable, but not worth the money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 thick with small head. could definatly taste the chocolate but it wasnt overpoweringly sweet. a little expensive though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Bottle. Small tan head and fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Uncarbonated, mostly opaque and a reddish brown hue. Malty, chocolate and cocoa aroma. Sweet, milk chocolate and malt flavor. Tingly palate. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5942) - Fredonia, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of finely sized brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a semi-opaque very dark brown color with no visible carbonation. The aroma is very chocolaty with some malty notes. It became more vinous as time went on. The mouth feel is tingly yet smooth with a strong chocolate malt finish. The flavor is strong chocolate smooth with a thick malt base.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Not a bad beer by any means. Actually, it was quite tasty, but it gets low ratings for the lofty price charged for one bottle. For $15 a pop, this sucker should have opened itself. Not as chocolaty as it proclaims; more of a roasted malt tint to it. Pours like thick motor oil. Not worth the price. Id pay $5 tops for a beer similar to this.

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