Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.83/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock pours from the 12 oz. bottle to a very dark brown hue with a nose that radiates the scents of cocoa, light roasted malt, and toffee. The beer has a light tan- colored head of foam that eventually falls apart, but maintains a thin layer as you consume.
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is a sweeter brew with a taste that pretty much follows its nose, but with additional surprises. Yes, you can certainly taste the cocoa, toffee, and light roast, but there are other taste sensations present as well, like raisins, molasses, vanilla, and caramel. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness and the body of the beer, while medium to light overall, is creamy and nice.
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is a seasonal beer first brewed in 2003 and it used to be available only in a single, large 750 ml bottle. Today, the product is available in 12 oz. bottles and I don’t believe the larger bottles are even made anymore. It used to be very pricey on a per- ounce basis. Now, it is sold as part of a 12- pack sampler and the price is much more reasonable. This is great news for fans of the beer, because it is far less expensive and it offers the great taste of chocolate, toffee, and other flavors certain to delight the tastes of chocoholics everywhere.
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is like a dessert and candy in a glass. The taste and smell of cocoa are undeniable and the flavor reminds me of chocolate candy- not a candy bar, but rather like a hard piece of candy flavored with chocolate. The body of the beer is medium to light and the mouthfeel is creamy and nice. About the only possible negative factor I can think of is the sweetness. There is a dash of bitterness to keep it in check, but the beer remains sweet overall and some may say it leans a little too far in this direction. This could turn some people off, but the effort to hit you with a short- lived smack of bitterness is still better than nothing and the aftertaste of chocolate and toffee is still enjoyable.
I prefer the taste of chocolate stout to chocolate bock, but I still like this beer and will certainly drink it again. It makes a great choice for lovers of chocolate and good brew (like me!) and it has many good things to offer.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2012 04:48:26 | More by BryanCarey
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