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Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Chocolate Bock

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2,588 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 1,117
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 49
Gots: 150 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TinusTime on 11-20-2003

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two finger head on a dark brown black body. Nice lacing.

S: dark fruit, caramel, milk chocolate.

T: sour dark fruits and yeast up front with toffee notes transitioning to a milk chocolate, mollasses and brown sugar with a late tapering finish.

M: smooth, medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: not bad. The chocolate is nice but a little weak. This is an old bottle but I imagine it would hold up through the years.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While this beer did not rock my world, it was an interesting and nice diversion. 14.99 for a 750 mL bottle is a tad high, but given the gourmet chocolate they are using this is understandable.

Poured nice and dark with a creamy head. The head did stay around incredibly long though. The people drinking this with liked the taste but not the smell. I thought the smell was good though. I thought it had some toasted smells.

The taste was very good but not exceptional. The chocolate dominates and it is not sweet. Perfect. The taste is not incredibly complex.

The beer is very smooth and drinkable.

Definitely drink with a friend. The bottle is just too big to do otherwise.

Photo of goindownsouth
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A heartfelt danke schoen goes out to BA "Junior" for setting me up with this one, which was consumed on 04.10.05...

A deep and dark brew presented before me, with something of a beige-ish, pillowy head, which later left a sticky, yet light lace along the side of my glass. The aroma was almost entirely of chocolate, with some hints of roasted malts. The flavor followed suit, with an enveloping mouthfeel that impressed me. A fine bock, to be sure, although I was hoping this one would have a little more of a backbone to it...which could be possible, without delving into the double bock category, which Sam Adams does quite well, by the way...


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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a dark brown color. Had a finger head which faded into a thin lace.

S: Toffee, and dark chocolate. The smell is actually pretty good and isn't overpowering.

T: The taste of dark chocolate comes immediately. It's sweet but not too much. Overall the taste is pretty balanced.

O: I thought this was a great beer. It goes really well with a dessert and as it warms up the chocolatey taste comes out more. Not bad at all compared to other similar beers out there.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of donnyw
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer's color is near black in color. The head is thick but quick to dissipate. Very nice chocolate smell. The taste is chocolate up front, malty finish, back to chocolate for the after-taste. This is a great beer that I would love to have again, unfortunatly the price is quite extreme. I can get a 750 of my favorite trapist ale for about half the price.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Tiny lace remains.
Smell: Roasted chocolate and malt.
Taste: Roasted chocolate and malt.

I love this drink. It will be missed. Thankfully I saved one last bottle (I was going to compare the 2012 and 2013, but oh well). The aging didn't negatively affect the taste at all, and it was just as delicious as I remembered. The malt is big, and the roasted smell and taste was delightful. It is nicely smooth and creamy. If offered, I'll get it again.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured a dark ruby color with tan head. It smelled like roasted barley and bitter chocolate malt, with copper hops an sweet yeast, with a hint of honey. It tasted like semi-sweet chocolate with roasted barley, copper hops, and some floury yeast. As it warmed, the flavor opened up with more pronounced sweetness. It was watery with some carbonation, and had a mild bittersweet aftertaste. Overall this was a simple but nicely constructed beer. It had a nice flavor that was very clean and easy to drink. The body was fitting for the style, too. I found myself wishing it was heavier as an imperial stout, but that's just my personal preference. All in all, definitely overpriced, but fun to try once.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.