RATINGS: 1283   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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forceten's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
forceten (2) - West Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2004
I really enjoyed this beer, expecting more of a gimmick than a serious product. I tend to enjoy most Sam Adams offerings. That said, the aroma hits you - more towards the coffee end than the chocolate. The color is rich and deep - inviting to those of us who like dark beers. The taste - well, suffice it to say the chocolate is subtle, not forward, and there's a definate sweetness overall to the beer. Similar, in a way, to how the sweetness is a major component of their Sam Adams Double Bock. The addition of the chocolate allows this beer to be enjoyed after dinner, with or without dessert. There's definately a need for more beers in this category. However, like dessert wines, it's a taste for a smaller audience. Overall - this beer gets an A!

StoutBeerReviews (241) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2017
tastes like authentic chocolate, aroma is on par too. no foam but decent consistency. great for the price.

arn8897 (447) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2017 Pours a dark brown with a khaki head. Aromas of chocolate and caramel. Taste the same with a little malt sweetness. Not bad. Light to medium palate with a little lacing in the glass.

oobawa (1729) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Pretty much exactly what it says it is, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. Gentle caramel malt notes give way to a milk chocolate center, hints of raisin and fig with slight hints of java and floral hops. Finishes semidry, but the chocolate never leaves the palate, leading to a cocoa-dusted fade. Too confectionary for my tastes, but drinkable. Pours dark brown with a minor beige head and slight lacing. Chocolate nose, no more, no less. Good texture keeps the sweetness from growing clingy and artificial. Okay.

GregMooreNH (104) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Pours dark golden with a medium head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Taste is medium chocolate with a slight feature of bitterness as the beer warms on the palate. Finish is smooth and creamy. Why doesn't Samuel Adams make this in a 6 pack? Seems like one of their best offerings.

Bacchus66 (932) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2017
From bottle @ home. Dark brown pour, thick cocoa head. Roasted malt, caramel nose. Flavors are a nice balance of semi-sweet chocolate, malt, caramel. Delicious cocoa finish.

unclefrito62 (347) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2017
12 ounce bottle at home, winter mix pack. I love the aroma, you can smell the chocolate. Very smooth, light carbonation. Black is the color of this brew. Medium thickness as you can taste the chocolate. No after bite. Very nice beer! Don’t forgot to mention the malt in this beer. YummY

beer_rookie (660) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Pours a very brown color, very nearly black. Good head, beige color. Pretty good lacing.

Aroma is chocolate, and that’s about it. But smells great.

Tastes like chocolate. It’s sweet. If any bitterness, it’s from the natural chocolate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Smooth. Pretty dry. Sweet. Thin. Tastes like a dessert beer.

Overall, while it is really one dimensional, it is delicious. I’d drink it again. I’d buy it and recommend it. Probably the perfect beer to take to a party, or to give as a present.

ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, foamy tan head. Aroma was malty, roasted malts, cocoa, nuts. Taste was sweet, milk chocolates, cocoa, smooth.

SlimHabib (484) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle pour. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Medium body. Miley sweet flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

limbonicartbeer (125) - - JAN 12, 2017
Cerveza color oscuro. Aromas de maltas tostadas, café ,dulce y chocolate. Al paladar se percibe una consistencia semi espesa. Se perciben notas a café, dulce y chocolate con un agradable balance entre estos elementos. En el retrogusto permanece el sabor a chocolate y dulce. Excelente cerveza perfectamente balanceada. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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