Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.48/5 rDev -31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
A - Rich dark brown, holds a thick tan head that soon resides. Very attractive.
A - chocolate milk, and some astringency.
T - Tastes like something a kid would design, lots of milk left behind from a bowl of Cocoa-puffs and Cola. There's some breadiness and caramel, but it's overwhelmed by the cocoa. Really, this is too much chocolate and tastes artificial. Any other flavors are muted and pedestrian.
M - Thicker mouthfeel than your average ale, but not full enough to be a Bock. Bocks are meant to be fat and messy, finish sweet. This is a little too dry and the carbonation is spritzy. This beer drinks more like Yuengling Porter and dark ale than a Bock.
O - It's a great marketing ploy, and I'm sure a lot of chicks will go nuts for it. Me, I prefer my Bocks to taste like Bocks and chocolate to taste like Chocolate. This beer becomes unmanageable the more it drinks.
Sam Adams usually has some nice offerings in the Holiday Pack, but I'd prefer coal in my stocking, this year. Chocolate and Coffee may sound appetizing, but any good brewer knows those flavors can be achieved with malts alone and should only be nuances of the flavor.
I wasn't expecting Curator or Celebrator, but Sam Adams should have been able to achieve something close. Even a richer, heftier version of their Winter Lager would've been sufficient for introducing Americans to this style of the beer. Way to shit the bed, guys.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2011 21:51:10 | More by MONKandTUCK
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