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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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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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

In a pint glass and a pilsener at different times:

A: dark black body with little lacing, quickly leaving small white film of a head

S: toasted malts, cocoa and some light banana

T: sweet through the cocoa

M: light almost medium, some light sharpness on the tongue, sessionable, sweet aftertaste, no finish

O: not a bad beer, decent for its style, but probably not something I would seek out again.

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4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Served in a pint glass which resulted in very little or no head. Appears black with some ruby colors in the light.

S - Licorice, chocolate, dark cherry

T - Chocolate and a little cherry, deep malt flavor

M - I thought this had a lot going on here. Moderate carbonation and full body without being too thick. It left a slight silky coating in the mouth.

O - I enjoyed this and would be happy to have another for dessert.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of jsdunlop
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black with red hues, 1/4 inch off white head that quickly fades to thin layering.

S: Milk chocolate, lactose

T: semi sweet milk chocolate, toffee, lactose sweetening, touch of bitterness towards the end

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, silky feeling in the mouth as if oatmeal was used

O: Good beer, very sweet though.

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, BBD: April 2012.

Toasted malts, cocoa, and light banana in the aroma. Soon after it becomes fairly nondescript, though the cocoa sweetness is ever present. Soft and creamy textured surface foam, two tone latte mocha color. It fades to a wispy skim that breaks after the first sips. Color is a dark blackish brown, that's a lighter tobacco shade in the meniscus of the glass. Glows copper red when backlit.

Bittersweet cocoa flavors, toasty in the middle, some notes of marshmallow creme and nutella. Something about it is a little one-dimensional, but it's pleasant enough to drink. Light bodied and smooth. Not bad, maybe not the most rich when it comes to chocolate infused beers, but sometimes less is more in this case.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of scratch69
4.97/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I poured a bottle into a Samuel Adams glass.

Appearance- Clear dark brown with a fingers worth of head. Nice amount of lacing.

Smell- Chocolate with a whiff of malt.

Taste- Chocolate with a hint of malts.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, creamy, and crisp. Nice carbonation.

Overall- Great tasting beer. I wish they sold this year round and by the case. I love the chocolate flavor.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wvsabbath
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tan/brown, 1/2 inch head, some lacing.

Smell - Some coffee, chocolate, malts, A little cocoa, not alot of aroma.

Taste - Huge cocoa and dark chocolate flavor. Roasted malts add some nutty boldness. Alcohol is masked as is the hops. Some slight dark fruit flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium thickness, very easy on mouth. Palette and tounge get overload of cocoa and chocolate. Aftertaste is weak and easy to forget about.

Overall - Its too one dimensional, high on cocoa and chocolate with roasterd malts, thats all. For a desert beer i can think of alot better ones out there. Good beer to hand someone that hates beer.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Guden
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep brown with clear amber highlights and a small tan head. Not much lacing.

S- Toasty, and bready malts with raisins and definitely the chocolate. Its complex and interesting.

T- Fairly different than the nose with the chocolate really taking over in the front, the malts coming through in the middle and a light bitterness balancing at the end. Really good balance and the chocolate flavor is great.

M- Amazingly smooth and creamy with low carbonation and moderate to high body. Really spot on.

D- I would gladly purchase this again, it feels and tastes great in the mouth and really walks the line with the bock character and chocolate both balancing.

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle as part of a Samuel Adams Holiday Pack...appearance is promising but ultimately this beer is just too gimicky for me...and way too sweet. Luckily there are only two of them in this 12 pack and I'll give the other one to a friend. Lots of chocolate here. The bock character itself isn't bad, but I'm not a huge fan of this beer. I guess I'm not sorry I tried it, but wouldn't ever buy it on its own.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 3,019 ratings
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