RATINGS: 1311   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (969) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours a semi clear dark brown with a foamy tan head. Medium carbonation and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Thin to medium body with a slight tingling on the tongue. Decent cocoa flavor with a smooth finish. Flavors are OK but not very bold and dont linger long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1700) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear ruby black color with a large tan head. The aroma is malt and chocolate. The taste is mostly chocolate and some malt. An average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
No minced words here. This brown Bock is hugely chocolaty. Feel is rich yet theres still a light-medium carbonation that comes through. Chocolate malt flavor with lesser notes of caramel, vanilla, nuts, and fruits. Yes, it is sweet but it avoids the pitfall of being cloying. Its a good fix for a sweet tooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Popoff91 (124) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2016
I started off liking this, even though it was one of the most different beers I have had. Unfortunately, as I put down the first and moved into the second one, the chocolate taste built up on my palate and it was hard to drink the rest. Decent (and very interesting) for a few swigs, then rapidly goes downhill from there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4857) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2016
12oz bottle courtesy of Lynn: cola brown pour. aroma of malty, chocolate. tastes are bittersweet, cocoa, nutty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Clarkdvm (505) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle from fall sampler. Too much chocolate. Honestly cant really taste anything else. Not bitter. Bit of malt. Chalky

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - NOV 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass dark, opaque, medium light brown foam that slowly disappears fragrant, hint of roasted nuts and cocoa low bitterness, a bit sweet vg lively carbonation, long finish and follow through, bitter aftertaste very good beer repeat: yes look for: No" drank: 11/8/2016 5:38 PM

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (1272) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle found at the bottom of the fridge (best by May 2016 -- oops!). Extremely sweet and loaded with dense, chewy chocolate flavor. It reminded me of some of those rare, fancy stouts brewed with cocoa, except this was part of a mixed 12 pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a nice deep reddish brown color. Aromas of rich dark malts, chocolate, fruit. Flavor is rich with a lot of flavors light chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
Sampled at Samuel Adams Brewery (Boston). Dark brown color, small tan head. Malty and sweet with hints of chocolate. Medium body with light carbonation.

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