Smooth, rich, and dark, with the robust flavor and creamy texture of chocolate.
To create Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, we wanted to take the flavor beyond the taste of dark roasted malt. For this year's brew we worked with a blend of cocoa nibs including Ecuador nibs from TCHO®, an artisanal chocolate maker in San Francisco. We started with hand selected Noble hops from Bavaria and combined them with a complex selection of carefully roasted malts. This dark beer has a big, malty character with the added sweetness of chocolate. We slowly age the beer on a bed of rare dark cocoa nibs, the primary ingredient in chocolate. Known for their quality, these cocoa nibs harvested in Ecuador, impart complex aromas and flavors from chocolaty to fruity, nutty, earthy, and citrusy.
This is a dark lager, with the malted barely produced in the Scandinavian countries. It is a combination of bayer, color and caramel malt.
The first thing one notices in a Samuel Adams® Winter Lager is its color: the deep brown of winter. Then comes the magical aroma which promises something special on the tongue....
Deep mahogany color with a rich malt flavor hinting at raisins, caramel and chocolate in the aroma, extensive aging, (8 weeks) creates a remarkably smooth drinking beer.