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

Samuel Adams Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Chocolate Bock
2,974 Ratings
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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Ratings: 2,974 |  Reviews: 1,196
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of jcartamdg
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with a one finger head that disapates quickly into nothing. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste follows the nose but with chocolate as the star a bit sweet but not crazy. This is tasty, a good dessert beer but not a more than one beer

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Finger of dark tan head. Opaque black-brown body. Some lace.

Nose smells cheap and grainy. No chocolate at all.

Body is full of strong chocolate-- kind of like hot chocllate with freeze-dried marshmallows or Hershey's. Not necessarily good chocolate, but chocolate and lots of it. Faint cola.

Mouthfeel is unremarkable.

Quite chocolatey, but that's it, and it's not as nice as it might have been.

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Photo of jlordi12
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of therica
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= very dark walnut, modest tan head fading quickly, some lacing throughout consumption.

S= caramel. Then some dark hops and sweet chocolate. Then more dominating caramel. As it warms it becomes a bit more complex. At first I rated this 3.5 but raised it to 4.0 as it warmed.

T= chocolate and Boston Lager; slightly cloying and sweet, coffee, chocolate, slightly too much carbonation for my preferences. Letting it warm a little only brought out more sweetness on the tongue.

M= overdosed with carbonation causing a slight burning on my tongue; caramel, sweet chocolate.

O= nice but... Overall, too sweet, too much carbonation and too much Boston Lager traits making it taste nearly like a macro-offering.

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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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of blackcompg
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle from their Winter Sampler...

Appearance - Poured an inch of tan head, quickly dissipated to a tan cap. Beer is a translucent dark charry brown color.

Smell - Toasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, faint vanilla notes. Overall a pretty nice, rich nose.

Taste - Taste begins with dark fruits, then sweet chocolate, touch of raisin/plum, traces of vanilla on the sides of the tongue, roasty malt is faint in the background, finishes with well done fruitcake and lingering chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Nearly medium mouthfeel, some creaminess, coats the mouth momentarily until carb tingle breaks it up, slight drying long into the finish, sweet chocolate remains on the palate long after the sip.

Overall - I've always been a fan of sweetness in beer, and this is definitely a sweet beer, but not overly so. Drinking this at 50-60 definitely brings out the fruit flavors and sweetens the chocolate. Drinking this at 40 will darken the chocolate, but you might miss the complexity of dark fruits. Unique for sure, I like this, but probly wouldn't want more than one at a time.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of KarlHungus
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a dark brown color. The head is a quarter inch of white foam that recedes within seconds into nothing. The aroma is of roasted malt and dark chocolate, but is quite faint. The taste is considerably stronger than the aroma with a more pronounced chocolate character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with aggressively sharp carbonation, and a watery texture. Overall, this is a beer I will pass on next time.

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

12oz poured into tulip for the winter collection.
Pours black with a brown edge and a very light tanish head that fades and clings. The nose is pretty big of chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of vanilla. The taste is milk chocolate, and really quite a bit of vanilla which I love and always enjoy in a beer. The feel is smooth and creamy. This is probably one of my favorites from their winter pack. I'm a big fan of vanilla and pick up quite a bit in this beer.

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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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

A- Body is a dark reddish brown hue. Pours with a 2-3 finger foamy light tan head that eventually fades to a thin collar. Very little to no lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is pretty basic but well done. Dark chocolate. Rich an syrupy. Not much else here. Actually reminds me a lot of Southern Tier Choklat.

T- Flavor is slightly milder than the nose. Definately a lot of notes of dark chocolate and chocolate syrup. The finish is smooth and offers more dark chocolate. Not much else to this brew.

M- Light to medium weight body and low carbonation. SLightly thicker than most lagers- but definately not a porter or stout.

D- This is really well done, and quite simple for what it is. A very intense chocolate lager. Don't look for much else here.

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Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,974 ratings
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