Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle marked best by April 2012 into a pint glass:
A: Pours a dark, dark shade of brown, borderline black. Comes out of the bottle and into the glass with a small, semi-bubbly creme colored head that doesn't stick around too long but settles to a nice web around the glass which looks kind of like the crema of a good espresso.
S: Smells roasty up front, chock full of chocolate malts with a hint of nuttiness. A nuanced scent of sweetened cocoa can be picked up at the end of the aroma.
T: Sweet, milk chocolatey notes are readily noticeable upfront, balanced out a bit (but probably not enough) by a roasty profile playing second fiddle. Finishes sweet with milk chocolate really being the star of the show, a little bit like Hershey's syrup and milk - Some may find this on the verge of cloying but I rather enjoy it. I guess it brings back a little bit of childhood (the chocolate milk aspect, not the beer!)
M: Medium bodied, a bit fizzy in the beginning but calms down into a nicely bodied brew. Smooth and coating, the beer finishes in a pleasantly sweet manner. Reminds me of a lighter bodied Young's Double Chocolate stout.
O: This beer seems to receive a bad reputation for being "out of style" and a bit one dimensional. However, I do rather enjoy it quite a bit. It may not scream "Bock" to me, but the chocolate is well done in a very sweet fashion and makes for an easy drinking alternative to a heavier chocolate stout.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2011 01:56:30 | More by RossCain
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