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RATINGS: 1294   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a dark murky brown with a slight reddish hue and had a thick creamy tan head that was fully lasting and had excellent lacing which allowed for a full coating on the glass. The aroma was of dark roasted malts, a very mild resin hop and an earthy yeast with a nice note of dark chocolate, some caramel and a touch of dark fruit. It tasted sweet, smooth and rather malty with a touch of caramel and cocoa at first, and then a nice strong dark mocha flavor took hold and engulfed the taste buds with just a mild note of dark fruit and a mild bitter tinge at the end. Mouthfeel was just on the light side of full in body and quite creamy texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall a very nice blending of flavors, letting one have an exquisitely tasty chocolaty experience!!


3.9
eruizgarcia (367) - - JAN 14, 2018
Very chocolatey in a good way: not too sweet and with a dark chocolate backbone. Malt and yeast, slight roasted aroma. Pleasant aftertaste, surprisingly good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
SODAK14 (391) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 6, 2018
Very nice chocolate brew. Smooth and easy to drink but without really any carbonation. Not overly chocolate but just the right amount. Good beer!

3.6
thebeerbandit (37) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2017
12/19/17 Had with Mark and Sarah on an improvised beer night. Look: almost opaque with a tan head. Label is kinda fun too. Aroma: Really chocolate forward. Taste: ridiculously chocolatey - like a YooHoo Palate: Medium mouthfeel Overall: This is a beer lover's version of a YooHoo and it's delicious.

3.4
Pershing (594) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Black pour with fast diminishing beige head. Not much carbonation. Silky smooth taste with vanilla and chocolate. Medium body with a filling finish. A good desert beer.

3.5
markas101 (2529) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Chocolate prune aroma. Heavy molasses with some bright hops. Long bright finish.

3.4
Larry_Duffman (618) - - DEC 16, 2017
It pours black with a beige head. The aroma is big on chocolate with some vanilla. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and fruit. The chocolate is definitely the star here. It's smooth. It's not too sweet. I wouldn't session it though. It's a good change of pace or dessert beer.

3
BarelyCynical (26) - - DEC 10, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 Dark color and sweet aroma are give aways to this beers nature. Flavor is chocolate and Caramel. Good not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Rex_Remes (284) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 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 (1708) - 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 (22) - - DEC 2, 2017
A good bock, love the title for it. Definitely has some chocolate undertones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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