Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by FreshHawk:
4.13/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Very deep, dark cherry oak color with a very large, creamy, thick, foamy, sticky, toasted marshmallow colored head. Amazing retention finally settling into a nice foamy lace.
S - At first it was a little faint, but 1 minute later, the aroma really gained a nice kick. Full of milk chocolate and cocoa nibs. Slight burnt and bitterness along with just the faintest earthy aroma. Some burnt caramel as well. I think I'm getting the slightest tart (dark fruit?) aroma at the end. Chocolate is dominant though, and it smells delicious can't wait to try it.
T - Taste is similar. Loads of chocolate (milk and some bittersweet) and cocoa nibs. Slightly burnt malt and caramel along with some nutty flavors as well as some earthiness. Faint hint of vanilla. Sweet with just a touch of a burnt bitterness. A bit of a Ovaltine type of taste.
M - Light body with plenty of carbonation. A little thin, but not bad for the style, but pretty smooth.
D - Goes down extremely easy and is quite enjoyable. Loads of chocolate and slightly sweet but has some off-setting bitterness as well.
Notes: From the 2010 Winter Pack. Really enjoyed this beer, especially for a winter night. Loads of chocolate that was really tasty. Slightly sweet, but not too sweet and a slight bitterness sets it off. Great beer that definitely helps justify getting the Winter Pack.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2010 04:44:50 | More by FreshHawk
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3.51/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a moderate head but lacing throughout.
S - A mild cocoa with some hint of malt - no hops at all.
T - Chocolate with a hint of sweetness from the malt.
M - Almost velvety smooth with a sweet finish.
O - This is "Yoo Hoo" for adults. Nothing you want to do a session with, but like a lot of Samuel Adams Specialty beers a nice change of pace.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 10:38:42 | More by Retroman40
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 2,370 ratings.