96 Samuel Adams Chocolate Chili Bock, The Boston Beer Co. (MA). 5.5% ABV (9/11)
Brown black color. Dense aromas of artisan chocolate covered gingerbread and chili peppers with a rich, chewy fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, creamy, cherry bonbon and Mexican spiced chocolate finish. Deliciously balanced, appealing and satisfying. Pair and cook with mole and Mexican cuisine.
94 Black Giraffe Coffee Lager, Burleigh Brewing Co. (Australia). 5% ABV (9/10)
Very dark brown color. Rich and dimensional roasted coffee, baker’s chocolate and dried fruit aromas and flavors with a dry, zesty medium-full body and a long, pure and pervasive barista–approved finish. A superb coffee beer with a solid caffeine kick.
92 Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, The Boston Beer Co. (MA). 5.5% ABV (3/09)
Deep reddish mahogany color. Lovely aromas of artisan chocolate, caramel, and raisin toast follow through on a satiny entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with mellow chocolate covered apple and nectarine flavors and a super smooth finish. A delightful and highly drinkable chocolate beer.