Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fresh bottle, poured into a 16oz stein.
Appearance: Dark, dark brown, like two shades darker than cola or root beer, with very little golden-ruby highlights when held to the light.
Smell: A little disappointing, an enticing blend of sweet/bitter chocolate, vanilla and malt, similar to a Whopper chocolate covered maltball, but a tad on the weak side.
Taste: Up front there is a burst not unlike a dark chocolate covered cherry cordial which goes quickly to a sweet milk chocolate and finishers with a brief hint of dark malt/hoppy bitterness. Leaves a dutch process cocoa powder taste, very pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Rich, but not cloying with sweetness, the fine, somewhat heavy carbonation brings a mouthfeel that's really close to the astringency of a very smooth Latin espresso.
Overall: Impressive, actually an improvement over the 2011 batch, with even more luscious chocolate over and undertones, a delicious dark, sweet bock that's not TOO sweet, a great nightcap beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2012 04:51:36 | More by d1ckvanswype
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