Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Kanyon22:
3.2/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This beer was found in the Sam Adams winter mix pack. Poured into my 1 liter Paulaner dimple mug, the reason for this is that after this beer going to try and destroy a good chunk of homebrews lying around. Anyway on to the bock
A: Pours a brownish, blackish color with a amber hues on the side. Head was a khaki color with very small bubbles that didn't last at all.
S: Has a grainy, earthy, like really raw sweetish cocoa smell going as well. Has a faint hint of butter as well. So far so good.
T: All right this little guy starts off with sweet malts, transitions into a drying astringint quility. Then kicks of with the earthy cocoa on the back end for sure. Weird don't know what to make of this beer, I'm enjoying the rawness of the cocoa, but isn't smooth or malty like most bocks. Kinda has an English porter thing going here, the problem is I like them porters.
M: Sits on the lighter side for a bock, also has a harshness to it that eventually is taken over by the dry cocoa that coats the mouth. This beer feels dirty to me, take that for what it is.
D: This beer is tough, for a one off special after dinner treat I like the flavors, but anymore than one its to dry and has a dirty not clean or bock likeness that I'm starting to find appalling, because of the name.
Sam Adams need to name there beers in the style the brew them. Just like there Cranberry offering they label a lambic this one is a chocolatey porter not a German brewed bock.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2011 23:46:56 | More by Kanyon22
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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)
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