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 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzy70 (969) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimHabib (443) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
limbonicartbeer (78) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2016
355ml embossed bottle. Brown pour with reddish hues, foamy tan head. Aroma is amero-lagery, some cocoa and fruits. Flavor is sweet chocolatey, this is super sweet and a bit thin, not hte greatest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG111 (1525) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Bottled from winter variety pack. Pours Coca-Cola brown, off white head. Aroma is chocolate, very sweet chocolate, some caramel, sticky sweet, thick syrupy feeling. Flavor is chocolate, sweet, roasted malt, syrupy, sweet. Surprisingly effervescent compared to the nose. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shanebrews (290) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2016
This was not my style: too much chocolate and too little beer. It came off as a creamy mixture of beer and cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (3423) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with dark brown highlights and medium/small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, medium/light body, lower carbonation, and small bubble lacing. Taste is chocolate and some roasted malt. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
moderrnlifeiswar (47) - Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2016
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (853) - 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 (1566) - 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.

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