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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1535) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pour from 12oz bottle. Deep deep dark red brown brew, clear when held up to a light. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted grain, a little flor and grass. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, a mild bitterness in the finish, both chocolate and sweet malts. Very sweet. Like a dessert, very tasty but rich.


3
BarelyCynical (11) - - DEC 10, 2017
Dark color and sweet aroma are give always to this beer’s nature. Flavor is chocolate and Caramel. Good not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Rex_Remes (271) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: soft chocolate, nutty, bark/wood/forest APPEARANCE: deep dark reddish brown, almost black, mocha colored head TASTE: creamy chocolate, some coffee/mocha, a bit sweet, cream, vanilla PALATE: medium body, not extra heavy, creamy, smooth, touch of dark dryness on the end OVERALL: yummy, sweet, milky coffee and chocolate. Kind of like a dessert version of a stout. Something different and fun, but maybe not everyone's choice because of the sweetness.

3.9
Mep3222 (1659) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2017
This is delicious for a Samuel Adams beer, cocoa roasted malt aroma and flavor. Full bodied smooth beer with slight sweet chocolate finish and cocoa bitter balance. Impressive.

3.1
BeerBenji (19) - - DEC 2, 2017
A good bock, love the title for it. Definitely has some chocolate undertones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
crosswindlndngs () - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Chocolate addict here. I will begin by saying this is, IMHO, Sam Adam's best offering. Bottle pour. Strong chocolate aroma. Black in color. Taste is, well, chocolate, malty, satisfying. The chocolate does seem to leave the palate quicker than I'd like, but when it's there, it's excellent.

If you like chocolate, give it a try.

4
OnTheTrail (593) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Pours almost black, nice brown head. ,Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, malt, earth. Taste is richly chocolaty, like an elegant chocolate bar, a hint of earthy, floral hops, slightly sweet, hinys of dark fruit. Very nice.

4
StoutBeerReviews (256) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2017
tastes like authentic chocolate, aroma is on par too. no foam but decent consistency. great for the price.

2.9
arn8897 (449) - 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.

3.1
oobawa (1789) - 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.

3.6
GregMooreNH (161) - 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.


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