Schokolade Bock | Millstream Brewing Company

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
millstreambrewing.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Just in time for the holidays is our special treat. A dark and chewy bock beer. Around November you'll find 'chocolate bock' on tap down at the brewery.

No other beer has a more pure and intense malt character as a true Bock. Many large breweries in the U.S. have diluted the original strength of this beer, but we make the real thing. The body of this beer is rich, making it a good beer to warm up to during those "special" Iowa winters. The blackened malt that we use in it gives the brew a slight hint of chocolate. Its a smooth brew, having been lagered for over a month in our cellars, in true bock style.

25 IBU

Added by PhantomVodoo on 01-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,107
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
174
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
4.77
 
 
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of Beaver13
2.78/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours dark ruby amber with a medium creamy light tan head that goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet roasted grains with some perfumey chocolate and caramel.

The flavor is sweet grainy chocolate and caramel with a slight vegetal finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, sweet and grainy.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep dark brown with sight perimeter khaki foam. Brew is rich malt with touches of dark chocolate and coffee roast. Bold and seeet malty flavor with toasty bread, cocoa and caramel smoke with a dash of hoppy balance. Great bock at 6.6% ABV and mild 23 IBU’s.

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Photo of JamesGrove
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Categart
4.66/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful red/brown color. Very pleasant earthy smelling. The taste is earthy as well with subtle hints of chocolate. Exceptional relaxing experience. Would make for a great dessert beer.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddieeight
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Iowa beer. I'm trying to figure out why so many ratings are high for this. I don't think I understand bocks very well. Either way it looks dark brown. Smells of sweetness. Taste is malty, whatever that means. But not too sweet. Also like dry cocoa powder and a hint of bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is medium, finish is dry. Overall it's a fine beer but others are praising it for being a good example of the style, all I can say is the taste is not unique enough to get my highest ratings.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a deep ruby brown color with a one finger, creamy tan head. Retention is moderate and there is no lacing.

Smell is milk chocolate, caramel, toffee and toasted bread crust.

Taste is the same. It is a little too sweet for me, but it has great depth of robust flavors. If the bready notes came through a little bit more it would have helped to round this out.

Feel is light and smooth with moderate carbonation. It goes down pretty easily, but the sweetness made me pump the breaks a little bit.

Overall this is a solid beer that is very well made. The sweetness is a little off putting for me, but it is definitely not cloying. I am by no means a bock expert, but I do not think that amount of sweetness is standard for the style.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My original review of Schokolade Bock on 3/16/18 was based on what was clearly a bad bottle, so I am rereviewing.
Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; although there is a JFMA strip along the side of the label, no indication of when it was made or should be consumed by.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper to light brown color with a half inch, off-white head which dissipates rapidly to a rim and leaves some limited lacing.
S: Slightly sour doughy or lactose aroma, at first, that resolves rapidly to mocha/chocolate and molasses aroma after one to two minutes.
T: Sweet. Palate largely follows the nose with sweet chocolate and molasses flavors for the most part. Bitterness is light, but provides sufficient balance to the sweetness.
M: Light to medium bodied fine bubble carbonation which continues throughout. Positive enhanced carbonation on swirling.
O: Loved the name and certainly love the style. On second taste, this is a well constructed, more than subtlety chocolate bock. Very light, very easy to drink, and very enjoyable. Glad I had additional samples. That said, the scores are just way to high.

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Photo of boogerisu
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Millstream Schokolade Bock, 6% ABV, 25 IBU. Pours hazy dark brown and thin with a one finger off-white head. Not much nose, taste is sweet and very malty, with a slight bitter close. Mouthfeel is just OK due to thinness and slightly heavy carbonation. Overall very good.

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Photo of StephenM
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pub pint
Appearance: rich dark Amber with cream colored 2-finger head which dissipates quickly
Aroma: mild cocoa, coffee, malt
Flavor: Cocoa, sweet malt, coffee, mild anise, mild hop bitter finish
Mouthfeel: medium with malt sweetness, but surprisingly clean finish
Overall: Rich tasty comforting brew, glad to have as a go-to in Iowa winters

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Photo of jmh21
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, slight pale malt, slight yeast, hint of roasted malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of a Bock. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, roasted malt, slight caramel malt, hint of pale malt, slight hops, and a hint of yeast.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer poured on tap into a pint glass. Beer pours pitch black with a tiny off white head. Beer smells of darker roasted grain with very slight fruitiness. Beer tastes of dark grain with berries, and chocolate aftertaste. Beer is light bodied and extremely drinkable. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of dcotom
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of couchsitta
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber pour, light head and lacing. Aroma is not pronounced malts but clean and not a hint of hops. Taste is lighter than expected. This is a well-crafted beer, but not spectacular.

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Photo of pagriley
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into snifter

Pours dark, with chestnut hue and fluffy white 2 inch head. Heavy lacing
Nutty with hints of biscuit and caramel
Smooth toasted malts with caramel and a hint of crisp hop to finish
Bright carb but fine, very smooth

Overall a criminally underrated beer - fantastic brew

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Photo of NodakEric
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GStone899
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Quality bock. Nothing fancy, not much smell but a quality winter brew.

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Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Schokolade Bock from Millstream Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 174 ratings