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

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Samuel Adams Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Chocolate Bock

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TinusTime on 11-20-2003

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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.

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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!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber black. With small head, that settles into a nice lace.

Smell: Caramel and coffee with notes of choclate throughout.

Taste: Malty carmel sweetness with a nice choclate profile and subtle undertones of coffee.

Mouthfeel: Thinner than what I expected but still medium in body.

Drinkability: Great after dinner beer.

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