Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.8/5 rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
#2 in the Sam Adams winter pack. Poured into a beer mug.
A: Pours an almost-black body with a frothy tan colored head that starts huge, but retains itself poorly. Very little lacing on the glass.
S: Honestly, the first and most prominent thing I smell are the Hallertau hops. Y'know, that dank, earthy smell you find in your typical German lager (hell, I even got it in that Michelob light I drank, albeit in a more unrefined form). Chocolate isn't that prominent on the nose.
T: Chocolate (duh!) is what sticks out on the taste buds the most. Has an opening of chocolate, and finishes with roasted malts, without any discernible hop presence. Chocolate becomes a bit cloying near the end of the beer. Otherwise, it's simple and inoffensive.
M: Has a light-to-medium body, along with a very smooth finish that's a bit too syrupy. Carbonation is lowish.
O: Not bad, but definitely not great, either. I really want BBC to make a six pack of the Black and Brew, but eh, this stuff can stay in the winter variety pack for all I care. Ah well, worth a try anyways.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2011 21:42:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
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