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

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,114 Reviews
THE BROS
72
okay

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Reviews: 1,114
Hads: 2,627
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 65
Gots: 202 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TinusTime on 11-20-2003

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

25.4 oz bottle, capped. Best before date (month and year) on back label.

This beer poured a clear, coffee brown color (with notes of red) with creamy, tall, light brown foam that persisted but eventually settled and clung to the glass. The smell was firstly cocoa with some caramel malt and some chocolate as the glass warmed. The taste was dominated by cocoa and chocolate, but it was not overwhelming. The flavor was mildly sweet with some tangy notes in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium body and medium-low carbonation. The cocoa taste lingered pleasantly. This was a nice, chocolatey brew. (623 characters)

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. Thick tan head. Smell is chocolate and bitter with some underlying sweet maltiness.

Taste is strongly of cocoa. Hints of coffee flavors as well. Sweet malt underpins the whole deal. A bit sticky on the palate. Once you get used to the chocolate flavors and get to the actual beer flavors you realize this would be a pretty damn good bock without the added chocolate essence. A pretty good brew anyway. Is it worth the $15? (The $25,000 question...) I don't know but my wife loves it so I'll be getting it again at some point. (572 characters)

Photo of Hefe
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted on 2/21/04

Appearance: Dark brown with red/gold highlights and a lasting tan head that eventually dissapated to a thick and sticky lacing.

Smell: Malty and sweet with a mocha over tone.

Taste: Caramel, with a little plum and raisin. Mocha and roasted malt are also present. A touch of hops balances everything nicely on the dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Exceptionally creamy and smooth with very fine carbonation. Bravo!

Drinkability: As an after dinner treat, perfect.

One Caveat, the $15 price tag seemed a bit much, fancy bottle non-withstanding. (567 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate brown color with lots of ruby orange highlights glowing around the edges and even a bit within the body. Thin frothy tan head, thickly sticking lace in small blobuels. Aroma is a bit subdued and comes across fairly clean with bakers chocolate and light coffee bean freshness with some darker fruits underneath of plum, banana, and raisin. Seems closer to a baltic porter, which wouldn't be bad, but this nose was a bit softer then anticipated. Taste has some nice layers, fairly complex, I get more of the dark fruits of plum, raisin, and a touch of banana sweetness and some solid roasty tones from sweetish black malts giving slight coffee and burnt molasses then I get any real chocolate, which remains lighter then expected as well. A bit of dryness to it like cocoa powder skips about the palate. Feel is slightly buttery and silken smooth with a somewhat thinner body, but respectably solid with some very slight dryish sweet tones within the maltiness and a very mild hop surface. Pretty nice drinking with some nice things going for it, but I found the price of $13 for the fancy engraved label and bottle is way too much for what comes out of it. For a buck more I could've purchased a sixer of Expedtiton. (1,230 characters)

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a brownish tan colored head that was almost creamy in texture. The head faded rather quickly to a film leaving a thicker ring around the edges. The beer itself is deep brown in color with a ruby hue when held near light. The aroma is mix of creamy chocolate and deep roasted malts. The chocolate aroma is pretty nice, kind of like coco flavored coffee beans without the coffee smell. The taste is really smooth, a mild blend of coco, roasted malt, and a bit of hopiness underneath. It kind of reminds me of a chocolate hoppy nutbrown. The body is right in the middle, just enough to make the flavor last, and the finish is really nice, the flavor fades slowly allowing just enough time to put the glass down and pick it back up. I really like this beer, but at $15 there's no way I would buy more than a couple each year. (828 characters)

Photo of Lupe
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, almost black in color with crimson hightlights shining through. A healthy creamy tan head sits atop the liquid and leaves sheets of lace. Aroma is big on chocolate, with some toasted grain hints in the backround. Medium to full in body and silky smooth. Starts with some roasted malt, then the chocolate hits, and there is alot of it. Vanilla and nutty flavors linger in the backround with some mild hops.
Very chocolatey, but not overly sweet or cloying. The richness takes a bit away from the drinkablity. The $15 is a bit much, but this is one tasty brew! (570 characters)

Photo of marc77
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Deep bister hue, with pellucid crimson flashes when held to light. Intially thick tan head recedes into a respectable, dogged layer that yields tattered lace. Buttery, milk chocolate is prevalent in aroma upfront. Slightly smoky black malt with surfaces as the beer breathes, but malt character remains subdued. A trace full cream buttermilk like twang adds an agreeable tartness. It's worth letting this beer sit and oxidize for a while, as the aroma improves considerably in the first few minutes. In flavor, a chilled, confectoner's sugar sweetened cocoa and heavy sweet cream impression dominates and bathes and nearly saturates the palate. Toasty Munich and toffeeish caramalt notes surface only after a long deliberation. Bitterness is woefully understated, with only a hint of carbonaceous black malt and token, paltry hop bitterness. Residual sweetness thus weighs heavily on the palate. Surprisingly, a hair of floral Mittelfruh hop flavor eeks in late only to be promptly overshadowed by nearly cloying cocoa butter and fudge tones. Finishes with a lingering impression of softly toasted, chocolate overrun smores. Yikes. Obviously heavy handed in real chocolate character, but there isn't quite enough of roasted malt basemalt or hop character for support or balance. That being said, as a creation in itself, I rather enjoyed it. The level of chocolate used is more apt to a more ballsy, malt heavy brew such as a foreign or imperial stout. A few of these and you'd up your risk for type II diabetes. (1,512 characters)

Photo of ElGuapo
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark brown pour that shows off amber tints when held to the light. The head is small and tannish. This one is a nice whiffer. It is loaded with roasty aromas. There is a lot of dark and sweet chocolate coming out as well.

It is very smooth with light carbonation, even creamy at times. The chocolate flavor is nice and not overdone, although it does get a bit big. Hot chocolate and milky flavors start you off. The roasty coffee flavors come in a bit later to add needed complexity. The balance is very nice, and it has enough going on to keep it interesting. I could have more than one if I were in the mood, but it sure does well as a nice treat after dinner. This is an interesting one. (702 characters)

Photo of CRJMellor
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep ruby with brown highlights. Relatively big tan head taht settles down quickly. Uneven lace left produces a ring around the tulip glass.
Aroma is smoke, charcola with hint of cocoa or chocolate in the background.
Flavor is somewhat smoky, roasted upfront with some raisins and dark fruit in the middle developing into a semi-sweet but bitter cocoa finish. Needs again in my opinion to round out the flavors and balance.
Mouhfeel is smooht upfront but thne progresses into a medium bitter hit followed by a sweet finish. Progression of feel is somewhat clumsy and not that appealing.
Drinkability: One is enough. (627 characters)

Photo of DESTRO
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours dark, beautiful with a red hue when held up to light. lovely. scents of sweet chocolates, mellow and mouth watering. taste? baddam! like the nose, sweet, malty, chocolate, mmm. lightly nutty, maybe a hint of vanilla? so damn smooth. creamy and slick in the mouth, this is really a treat. its a whole different take on what im used to as far as chocolate beers go. this is a dessert in a bottle, and since it was free i dont have to think of the fact it goes for 15 bucks a bottle. that makes it all the more enjoyable. (524 characters)

Photo of jaz
4.8/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

WOW! This beer was fantastic! Poured very dark but not black, with reddish hues and nice thin creamy head. The aroma was sweet with rich malt and chocolate. The taste was a true delight, extremely smooth with a soft cream feel, with robust dark malt, carmel, and chocolate lingering on the tongue. The bottle drained way to fast, saddening me to no end. It is expensive and hard to find due to limited brewing, but definitely worth it. One of the best bocks I've had in a long time. The bottle remains to adorn my china hutch! (526 characters)

Photo of Hhawk06
4.52/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Limited release for Valentine's Day, great bottle too. Paid 15 bucks for the 25.4 oz. treasure. Used a belgian chalice for this one, it poured very black but when held up to the light, a very slight ruby red tinge appeared. It had a big tan and foamy head. The smell was great, the cocoa odor made it oh-so-tempting. Very silky mouthfeel. Doesn't seem like the run-of-the-mill chocolate bocks in that it is more a cocoa powdered backdrop than pure chocolate. It finishes softly and makes you lust for more. Really this brew is simply divine, greatly crafted and pure! I'm strongly considering another purchase before they are off the shelves. (642 characters)

Photo of Pegasus
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber in color with good clarity and slight carbonation. The tan-colored head is very large, but fades fairly quickly, leaving scattered islands of foam. Lacing is thin, but quite good, coating the glass with lots of fine, small beads.

Aroma: Notes of roasted dark cocoa utterly dominate, as well as earth notes, coffee, and smoke.

Taste: Begins with rich bitter chocolate notes, soon followed by a pronounced vanilla flavor and sweet alcohol. Underlying these are notes of coffee, earth, and a slight smoke. Finishes dry with a lingering cocoa and coffee flavor.

Mouth feel: Quite soft on the palette, very, very smooth, just a touch thinner than I would have expected.

Drinkability/notes: A devastatingly superb beer, not to be missed. In view of its price and scarcity, obviously a beer for very special occasions, it can be favorably compared to champagne or cognac. Sampled in a Belgian chalice, which intensified the aroma.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown and an embossed metal label, served in a standard pint tap glass.

2011-12-24 review:

Appearance: Deep reddish-amber in color with excellent clarity and moderate slow-rising carbonation. The small tan-colored head retains fairly well.Thick lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Notes of roasted dark cocoa, milk chocolate, vanilla and oak.

Taste: Begins with moderately sweet dark cocoa flavors, followed by a pronounced vanilla. Roasted malt and wood follow as the taste progresses. Late in the taste, there is some earth and espresso. Finishes with a mild, lingering earthy note.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft on the palate,with a little late stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A wonderfully superb beer, not to be missed. Certainly a fine compliment to a holiday dessert. Its a shame that this is only available in the "Winter Classics" package. Comparing this to my years-ago review of the original version of Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, this seems a bit different, albeit good.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass. (2,160 characters)

Photo of packetknife
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Burned motor oil brown/black with a thick tan head that fades. Smells of Hershey, PA I bet, it's strong chocolate milk and coffee through and through. Tastes like someone melted a few different designer chocolates on your tongue and threw in some unsalted almonds and cashews to boot. It was more-or-less like sucking down a Nestle bottled milk with alcohol. And there lies the problem, it just turns you off after the initial unique taste/high. (445 characters)

Photo of Crosling
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark burgundian brown. Creamy and dense head that is mostly diminishing but does leave a thin and sticky lace on the glass.

Smells of lactose, tons of cocoa, delicate chocolate and subtle expresso notes.

Tastes of tons of fine chocolate, caramel, vanilla and creme. This is quite tasty. It kind of reminds me of Snickers. But very thin in the mouth and quite boring in the overall theme.

This beer is good but a GIANT rip off! (444 characters)

Photo of Jarod
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1pt 9.4 oz bottle, with a plate shield on front instead of paper label.
Best by: 06/04

This beer poured a burgundy wine/mahogany, chocolate color, that when held to the light was crystal clear and visually well carbonated. The head that was created was beige in color, not long lasting after the pour and not very full. It quickly fell to a creamy ring on the edges and a small carbonation bubble mat in the middle just floating on the top. Some lace was present and was in sheet form. The aroma was first of chocolate milk, then light hops became present, slightly bitter aroma at times, light coffee and roasted malt. The aroma was not very strong, kind of had to concentrate for some of the smells. The flavors were of bitter cocoa, some malts, cocoa powder (dry), chocolate bar, earth tones, coffee mixed with cream, and as it finished it became slightly dry like cocoa powder was poured in my mouth, just not all the cocoa-ee, and to be honest the carbonation that I saw at the pour was not present on the tongue, kind of flat. The aftertaste was a light cocoa powder. The body was kind of light to medium. Over all impression, OK, not great, would have liked to have more distinct chocolate flavors since that is what it is named. And to be honest for the $20 that the bar threw at me, it was not worth it. Good experience, but not again. I was thinking of getting an extra bottle to take home and age, but I am afraid that it would not last past the expiration date, and I would be out $20. What a shame, such a nice bottle, and to be honest too much hype, not enough back bone. (1,590 characters)

Photo of JISurfer
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, what a controversial beer! Maybe SA will check out what the BA's have to say about this beast and lower the price. Yeah, and "monkeys will fly out of my butt!" Really though, it seems that the only thing that you are paying for in this beer is the kick ass bottle. Sure, the beer is not too shabby itself, but it sure isn't worth $15. I don't know, maybe they did something special with this brew and there is a little bit of Koch in every brew. Just kidding. The taste wasn't as bad as I was expecting, actually I didn't know what to expect. It was smooth and not too rough and thick. It was a rather chocolatey experience, which I did like. I think if they upped the alcohol content, it could give it more depth, rather than chocolate alone. Sure, that's a cool thing and all(the chocolateness of the beer), but just think about the endless possibilities it beholds. I say SA keeps making this one, but tries to improve in areas where it lacks, ie depth and body. Overall a decent beer, but not worth the price of the first born.

Much thanks to my bro down in Greensboro, AKSmokedPorter. W/o him, I never would have been able to try this great brew and review it. Also, he gave me samples of the actual chocolate that they used in the beer. That was some good schtuff!!! (1,280 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sam Adams needs to stick that pewter up their ass and lower the price of this one, in my opinion. Buying a big bottle, I expect so much more than this beer had to offer. Appearance: Dark brown chocolate with a nicely formed tan head leaves scattered lacing. Aroma: Nice rolling chocolate highlights with an underlying layer of fruity sweet malt derived notes. Taste: Cocoa addition is very evident soft fruit flavors with toasted malt characteristics floating along in there as well, not overly impressed throwing sixteen dollars down on a bottle it better be amazing save your self some dough and pass on this one. Mouthfeel: Seems thin going down not much of anything that special going on, but then after the first glass from the bottle it starts to sit really heavy on the stomach didn't enjoy the sensation at all. Drinkability: Is this beers major downfall, gets cloying way to fast not enough enjoyment this beer has a lot of lackluster marketing schemes going for it, but if you want a great tasting drinkable beer resist the packaging on this brew. (1,057 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep, almost black body rests beneath a good sized head of creamy tan foam that holds well before dropping to a wide collar and cottony surface covering; and then leaves thin splashes of lace about the glass. When held to the light the body reveals crystal clear crimson and ruby hightlights that are quite attractive. The nose displays a distinct cocoa-ish note that's soft, sweet, and welcoming. The body is medium full and its very fine, moderate carbonation leaves it lightly creamy across the palate. The cocoa returns in the flavor along with a touch of nuttiness, some vanilla, a mild yeasty fruitiness, and some gentle coffee notes. It's rich but without depth; and leans towards sweetness with its bitterness kept at a minimum, yet there's still enough bitterness present to keep it from becoming cloying. It finishes dry and powdery with a wash of lingering cocoa and some subtle yeasty fruitiness. An interesting beer that would certainly pair well with many desserts; and makes a great celebratory beer as well! (1,025 characters)

Photo of DagFishHead
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown-ruby-garnet, almost cola-like body. Foamy tan head disperses quickly to a thin rim-collar leaving creamy streaks of lace.
Smell: Sweet, toasty, biscuity malt. A stout-like earthiness and gigantic sweet-milky hot cocoa / bitter cocoa powder nose.
Taste: Lush, creamy sweet malt and milk chocolate to start. Toasted grain with burnt grain/bitter cocoa notes at the top. Finishes quite dry with bitter hops and cocoa powder in the aftertaste. Note: I found both the nose and taste to be highly temperature sensitive...hang in there and let this warm to the glass.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, silky. Nicely bubbled. Dries nicely in the finish in spite of all of the semingly sweet elements.
Drinkability: Has both bock and stout characteristics. But chocolate is the overwhelming theme. Didn't quite live up to my expectations and is definitely overpriced... but you really need to try this... split a bottle with friends and see what you think. (966 characters)

Photo of krberg
2.04/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Let me just say that for $16 I was expecting a higher alcohol brew so that I could put my second one away. Looks like I have to drink them both soon and that may not be the best thing that has ever happened to me.

It pours nicely looking darker than a brown porter, but not quite stout dark. It has a nice off white head.

The smell is almost all cocoa. Its very much like powered chocolate. Not complaints here!

The first two tastes of this beer is nothing but a mix of chocolate and soy sauce. In fact both of those sips caught in my throat. Once the palette adjusts, SA chocolate bock just tastes sweet and vaguely like chocolate milk made with water perhaps, rather than milk. There is some roasty flavor, but it is so hidden by the sweetness that it is just a tease.

The mouthfeel is pretty average. For a beer like this I would prefer it to be thicker and silkier. I don't think that is too much to ask of chocolate.

I am regretting that my girlfriend took a swig and declared it disgusting. I really need someone to help me drink this beer.

Overall, I would only recommend this beer to people who care about limited batches.

edit: Well, this is the second time I had to dump a beer. The first was a rotten George Gale's. After a while the sweetness just got overbearing. I swear this nasty pasty feeling in my mouth and throat won't go away. I have only one question regarding SA Chocolate Bock: what am I going to do with the second bottle? (1,470 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, MA. Bottle presentation is an overall plus, helped by kind of cool pewter-ish label stuck to glass, but hurt by the fact that a) my bottle doesn't have the hangtag, b) the plastic "foil" is kind of cheesy, and c) the fact that the "foil" leads one to believe the bottle may be corked, which in fact it is not. None of which affects this review, it's more style issues for those who care.

Poured in a pint glass, formed a reasonable head (very fizzy, could hear the bubbles breaking) on top of mahogany but still translucent liquid. The faded rather quickly, leaving a thin layer of foam on the surface, with minimal bits of lace abandoned on the glass as time (and beer) passed. Only the slightest of aromas of the chocolate that is hyped to be present, at least to my untrained nose. Drinking certainly shows that the chocolate is there, even if the aroma did not indicate such, with a nice malty body and a very smooth chocolate undertone that magnifies upon swallowing.

Had been saving this bottle for a special occasion, and the first review since my first child (daughter) was born seemed appropriate. The price of $14.50/btl seems to limit this one to novelty beer, and probably will not be repurchased, except for sharing with others to share the experience. (1,319 characters)

Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I sampled this beer while on a tour of the brewery. At the time it was unreleased, and it may not have been the final recipe. I thought that it pleasantly blended the chocolate notes into a reasonably complex bock. While I am no expert on the style, I found the beer to be enjoyable from nose to finish and easily my favorite of the tasting. (341 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This clear deep garnet colored beer throws out a nice bubbly head of light brown color with a yellowish tint. The retention is not good and soon there is just a bubbly brown collar left. Aroma is of fine chocolate, slight roasted tones and bready malts. Chocolate is the first thing that strikes my palate. A fine, bittersweet dry cocoa powder like chocolate taste. The bready malts form a foundation under the chocolate tones. Hops add some bitterness, but this beer has more chocolate properties than it does bock properties. A little disappointing, but somewhat tasty nonetheless. I just wish it tasted a little more like bock and a little less like a chocolate candy. The mouthfeel is nice a silky smooth. The body is about medium. The slightly cloying properties render the drinkability of this beer average.

I bought this bottle to enjoy with my wife on Valentine's day, then I got home and remembered that she doesn't like beer. Whoops. An honest but calculated mistake on my part. (991 characters)

Photo of bditty187
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown color with significant ruby influences, it doesn’t have the depth I was expecting, the faintly beige head reached a solid finger and a half in height. It was rather rocky and the head held pretty well. As the beer was removed, sparse and spotty lacing dotted my glass. Again expectations got me again, the nose was not a chocolate bomb but a decent blend of chocolate milk, grassy hops, toasty malts, and a hint of minerals. The combination works modestly well, the potency is fair at best, but, yeah, it was an inviting aroma. It took many sips before I had any reaction to this beer. I just was waiting for the flavors to kick in and punch my tastebuds silly – they didn’t. Yes there are pleasant notes of dry, semi-sweet yet luxurious chocolate, that is very nice but where is the “wow” factor? Behind the chocolate, but very vocal on its own right, is a firm nuttiness with slight kisses of toasted caramel and a trace of vanilla coffee. The hops are dull, as brewed I assume, and they offer little in the way of flavor, a straight note of grass and that is it. Bitterness? Nope. This is a surprisingly boring offering, it really is, and it seems like a waste of the Scharffen Berger Chocolate, what Nestle wasn’t available? Now, you see, I am a big BBC/SA supporter but this one is a dud, on the same level as their Cranberry Lambic. Ouch! The mouthfeel is heavy and tiresome, like walking through a snowdrift; I began to realize I shouldn’t have tackled the bottle alone. The carbonation is very low and there is not enough effervesces to lift away the clutter on my tongue, it becomes tacky and overwhelming. I feel like a dope for paying $12 for this 750ml bottle in Sioux Falls, SD. At any price this is not a good beer. I found it to be utterly pointless and after about half a glass it became undrinkable. I cannot recommend you purchasing this beer. Skip it. (1,888 characters)

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 1,114 ratings.