Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Chocolate Bock
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Bock - Traditional
Ranked #62
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,577
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 16.21%
Ratings:
3,133
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 16, 2021
Added:
Nov 20, 2003
Wants:
  101
Gots:
  443
SCORE
82
Good
Samuel Adams Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Chocolate Bock
Notes: Rich & Decadent

This rich, decadent bock has a big, malty character with the added sweetness of chocolate. Extended aging on a bed of cocoa nibs imparts a smooth, complex flavor and velvety finish.
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Photo of Sigmund
2.44/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Sigmund from Norway

RBESG 2006 Grand Tasting. 750 ml bottle. Dark brown colour, low head. Sickening chocolate aroma, like chocolate sauce. Very sweet chocolate flavour, too sweet for me, but probably nice if you "simply LOVE" chocolate.

May 16, 2021
 
4.18 by LasVinny from Nevada on Mar 19, 2021
 
3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 02, 2021
 
4.24 by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania on Nov 26, 2020
 
4.3 by Jeez from Massachusetts on Jul 19, 2020
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3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Samlover55 from New York

Looks and smells alright.
Thin chocolate taste. Thin mouthfeel, was expecting more crisp as it's a lager after all.
Definitely not my favorite from Sam.

Jun 07, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Peach63 from New York

Pours dark Mahogany with a 1/2 inch tan head, which dissipates. Minimal lacing.

Strong aroma of cocoa, toffee, slight coffee.

Taste is malty, chocolate, caramel, toffee. Sweet.

Full bodied, Light carbonation. Sweet finish.

This is a pretty good chocolate bock. One of the best chocolate beers I've had.

May 13, 2020
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4.79/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by kryansutton

Now here's a rare beauty in my neck of the woods. I was privileged enough to try this one from a cousin out in Boston. This was rare there as well. It had the smoothest after tones and hints of dark chocolate. A subtle after tone of cherry. and a mass influx of aroma and thickness that made you appreciate the beer that much more. When I cracked it I took a huge whiff from the bottle, Hearing only good things about it. I took a quick taste before I let it breathe. Even in this shocking state where it was not allowed to breath it was inspiring and tasteful, chalked full of flavor. and kindness. I grabbed a glass from the freezer and proceeded to do a long and tasteful pour, Hitting the end of the bottle to leave some great head. The head was fantastic, breating beer Chocolate beer. Armoa beer. Felt nice on the upper lip. lasted quite awhile. until I took it down with glee. The only downside was wanting more, and knowing I would not be able to have it. A+ definatly in the top 10 for me.

Mar 08, 2020
 
3.56 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Mar 08, 2020
 
3.24 by SWChi from Illinois on Feb 19, 2020
 
3.75 by Armotekma from California on Jan 27, 2020
 
3.63 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2020
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3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by JohnnyEd from Georgia

Looks great when pouring, Smells good, as well. Tastes a little sweet, but chocolatey. Overall, a good beer, but not a great beer. The only way I have to get it is the Annual Holiday mixed pack. I've noticed that the labels have gotten more generic.

Jan 19, 2020
 
4.68 by megamick from Iowa on Jan 12, 2020
Photo of Jones84
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Jones84

Had this as part of a variety pack and LOVED IT!!! Smooth, a little sweet but not bitter. Need to find who sells 12 pack in Chicago area ~ will be a loyal, returning purchaser.

Jan 03, 2020
 
3.75 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Dec 28, 2019
 
3.65 by cashcaliman from Oklahoma on Dec 27, 2019
Photo of 1009
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by 1009 from Massachusetts

A wonderful festive beer that takes you back to a simpler time where the holidays meant stuffing your face with chocolate. Great experience.

Dec 25, 2019
 
4.17 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Dec 25, 2019
 
3.99 by 88caprice from Virginia on Dec 24, 2019
Photo of peruser
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by peruser

Just really like this beer; also only chocolate flavored beer my wife likes - other brands of 'chocolate' are a bit bitter. So far, i can only get it as part of holiday variety 12 pack. I would like to be able to get a six pack, or more, of it!

Dec 23, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

Black with ruby highlights. Thin tan head. Milk chocolate smell with some malt, dried fruit, caramel l. Flavor follows. On the sweet side. Medium mouthfeel.

Dec 23, 2019
 
4.1 by EOC from Mexico on Dec 23, 2019
Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a solid black color with a light head and lacing
A-Aroma has cocoa and raisin hints
T-the taste follows the nose with cocoa and raisin flavors
T-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Bock

Dec 22, 2019
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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

Dark amber to black pour with moderate khaki head. Scent is fruity and chocolate. Taste follows with a not bitter roastiness. Just a bit shy of medium mouthfeel. Sweet and fruity aftertaste with a hint of roast.

Dec 21, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Dark red almost black pour, smells fruity with sweet chocolate, some dark raisin, slight prune notes, hints of berry, thin molasses, cola, and some caramel. Tastes like sweet cocoa powder, rich chocolate, caramel, slight marshmallowy nougat, thin molasses, some dark fruit, roasty malts, and mild earthy hop. Feels lighter medium bodied with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice and sweet chocolate bock.

Dec 15, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Very dark amber color, almost black, with reddish-brown highlights. Capped with a small tan head. Poor retention, specks of lacing.

Dark fruits upfront on the aroma. Raisins, prunes, cherry. Then chocolate and pumpernickel bread reveal themselves.

Sweet milk chocolate on the palate, just a hint of the prune and black cherry, sweet pumpernickel bread malt, and a candied maple syrup sweetness. Quite rich and decadent.

Oily slick mouthfeel, medium-light, moderately carbonated.

Dec 13, 2019
 
3.52 by rooster1970 from Alabama on Dec 07, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Charliethebrit from Massachusetts

It is a disappointment following the double and triple bocks I have had from BBC in the past
It looks OK - the head is gone very quickly
Smell is overwhelming of the chocolate malt, not subtle enough
It tastes overwhelmingly of the chocolate malt, which a brewer has to use very sparingly. It has a nice slight hint of yeast. It is a little on the sweet tasting side, probably by the liberal use of the chocolate malt.
It is not all that smooth.
I way prefer their simple bocks. But this is OK occasionally.

Dec 06, 2019
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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by EJPA_0425 from California

Very holiday oriented beer. This is one of those beers that's meant to be drank in the winter. Pours dark brown with basically no head. Smells of chocolate and molasses and a bit like wine. Tastes extremely sweet. If you like sweet beers this one's for you, but I personally prefer my beer to be bitter and hoppy. Good for occasions. Not really good to drink it every day.

Nov 30, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a muffin top taster pint; best by 04/2020.
A: Pours a seemingly crystal clear, brown color with burnt-orange highlights, a two finger, wheat to tan colored head, more than rim retention, and rings of Belgian lacing.
S: Tangy/tart with aromas of caramel, milk chocolate, and mocha in the mix.
T: Sweet. Flavors, by and large, follow the nose: very reminiscent of a Milky Way® in its flavor characteristics. Not picking up a lot of bitterness, but roastiness/bitterness is certainly there.
M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: This is a delicious, chocolate bock. For dessert, however, not dinner.

Nov 29, 2019
 
3.81 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio on Nov 28, 2019
 
3.79 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2019
Photo of PMakowski
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by PMakowski from New Hampshire

12 oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - dark red brown color, thick foam head and plenty of lacing on glass
Smell - very sweet aroma. Sweet chocolate, like hot cocoa. Some floral nectar.
Taste - liquid milk chocolate with roasted nuts and malt. Slight cherry flavor. Some hops hit at the back end, which is needed because it is almost too sweet. Carbonation is medium and body is medium, easy to drink for a dark beer.

Overall, an enjoyable beer if you like dessert beers. This is one of the sweetest beers that I have had from Sam Adams. It's not bland and it's got a good body for winter so i think they did a good job. Grade is an A-

Nov 26, 2019
 
3.19 by chiefz1 from New York on Nov 17, 2019
 
3.89 by ArztZiegler from Ohio on Nov 13, 2019
 
3.93 by Zylod from West Virginia on Oct 12, 2019
 
4.07 by adm272012 from Michigan on May 22, 2019
 
3.62 by eluvah from New York on Apr 14, 2019
Photo of Franziskaner
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Black in color with little light penetration. There’s a fingernail of brown around the rim. Aroma is of cocoa powder. I’m tasting creamy milk chocolate. The mouth is smooth and viscous.

Apr 08, 2019
Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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