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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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BA SCORE
82
good

2,436 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 2,436
Reviews: 1,105
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.08%
Wants: 35
Gots: 86 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TinusTime on 11-20-2003)
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Danobold

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-26-2012 23:16:22 | More by Danobold
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craftbeer31

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-26-2012 00:24:30 | More by craftbeer31
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +37.7%

02-24-2012 23:42:55 | More by WreckingBrew
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tommyd313

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-22-2012 00:09:39 | More by tommyd313
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gusdabrew

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Sam Adams missed the target here. This was part of their winter seasonal twelve pack. Folks usually purchase it as a gift for beer drinkers. I would prefer the return of the Cranberry Lambic. The chocolate is prominent but the concoction is thin and fizzy like a soda. Man did they screw it up.

A: dark like a porter but if you blinked the head was gone - zero lacing.

S: some chocolate but no sensuality.

T: Imagine a teaspoon of Hershey's syrup in a quart of water.

M: Imagine the water without the Hershey's syrup.

O: Bad execution - bad beer experience. Tastes like something Bud would try to sell.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 14:51:18 | More by gusdabrew
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MurphyMacManus

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. brown bottle into flute.

A: dark brown with a coffee-colored head that dissipates fairly quickly. Looks like a stout.

S: chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, dark malts, caramel, maybe?

T/M: Substantial mouthfeel with soda-like carbonation that dissipates quickly. Tastes like sweet dark chocolate with minimal bitterness. Lacks roasted malt flavors that one would find in a porter or stout. Sweetness is reminiscent of caramel. It says it's aged on cacao nibs, but the particular chocolate flavor in the beer doesn't reflect that. Cacao nibs are usually a little bitter, and there's almost no bitterness here.

Overall: Convincing as a chocolate beer. Not convincing as a bock.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 04:46:39 | More by MurphyMacManus
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mechanicalprints

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-21-2012 00:14:07 | More by mechanicalprints
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donunrue

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-20-2012 05:49:28 | More by donunrue
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Dan3279

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-20-2012 00:03:40 | More by Dan3279
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xnapshot

Mexico

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-19-2012 00:49:41 | More by xnapshot
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tankg

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-18-2012 22:50:45 | More by tankg
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NardiByNature

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams makes a serious lager, so I’m looking forward to sampling this beer from my fridge--left behind by a party guest. I’d love to see some more stabs at craft lagers.

A: well, the color’s what you’d expect: dark chocolate. There’s a head and it fades into a thin covering with a ring around the glass.

S/T: you definitely get some chocolate malts and roasted grains/oats in the nose but the chocolate is not saccharine; it’s actually a pleasing dark cocoa taste but imagine the bitterness coming from hops.

M: Pretty good, average carbonation, leaves around a little cocoa flavor that, as a finishing taste, isn’t so elegant, but it sure is refreshing for a “chocolate” brew.

O: The master of the craft lager strikes with an interesting twist.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 09:28:01 | More by NardiByNature
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Mauidan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-18-2012 00:05:39 | More by Mauidan
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leokbelo

Florida

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ebony on a Pint glass, with a 1 inch mocha head that dissipates quickly.
Some sweetness on the nose, hints of chocolate, bread and caramel.
It improves on the tongue, with semi-sweet bitter chocolate flavor to boot. Hops are very mild, just there to balance it all out.
Overall a decent brew.
Highly drinkable, with the low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 23:55:25 | More by leokbelo
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Ruger

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a really really dark ruby, it looks completely black when its not held to the light, moderate two finger tan head with not much lacing or retention.

S - Smells extremely strong of milk chocolate and slight roasted malts.

T - Wow, its like drinking a milk chocolate, really strong malts and almost no hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with average carbonation really smooth.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 04:50:32 | More by Ruger
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured out a jet black color with a foam collar and no lacing, smells of mild notes of milk chocolate, molasses, and bitter chocolate used as an accent note. Flavor is an intriguing combination of mild roasted notes with milk chocolate and an earthen hop garnish. Texture is appropriately sturdy to support the flavor, and a really smooth silken texture that is unfortunately just a tiny bit undercarbonated for my personal taste preferences. Somebody else has already said it before me so I cannot claim credit, but this really is beer and hot chocolate's love child in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 23:09:33 | More by WastingFreetime
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birdsellam

Indiana

2/5  rDev -44.9%

02-16-2012 21:33:25 | More by birdsellam
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-16-2012 02:11:11 | More by ChaseTheAce
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jocain916

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-15-2012 23:55:38 | More by jocain916
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-15-2012 19:19:26 | More by Beer4Mike
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Sits near black in my globe glass, 2 fingers of light mocha colored head that dissipates to half a finger within maybe 2 minutes. strong lacing, good retention, sitting strong with a layer of head over the beer.

S - Dark chocolate, dark fruits, some roastyness. possibly some vanilla too.

T - Sweet dark chocolate mostly, some roastyness. Thats about it, good though

M - Medium bodied, lightly carbonated.

O - It is as described.. a chocolate bock. pretty good

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 18:47:20 | More by MacQ32
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-15-2012 00:36:02 | More by cbgbslev
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boonerjohn1

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-14-2012 20:37:51 | More by boonerjohn1
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-14-2012 19:50:05 | More by JohnnyMc
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jonnykage

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.5%

02-14-2012 15:37:39 | More by jonnykage
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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