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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 Uzarnayme
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ColForbin
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a 22oz bomber with a silver foil label and sells for $15. The beer pours dark brown, with a tan head. Smell is malty with a hint of chocolate, like a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Taste is full of dark chocolate, almost like one added chocolate syrup to the beer - like a chocolate malted. It isn't overpowering, and in fact is very delicious as an after-dinner drink. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and it goes down easy.

As to the price - I don't doubt that the chocolate used in this beer was very expensive german chocolate as the label states. And it is a great gift idea - I can't think of anything I'd rather get for Valentine's day. But for general drinking, I think if Sam Adams packaged it in 12oz bottles and used cheaper chocolate this beer would still be very good, and I would buy it a heck of a lot more often.

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Photo of Chelsea1905
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle. Very dark amber, with a brownish leather coloured head. This head disappeared very quickly, to the point that after a minute it looked like it was an old flat beer with only a couple of bubbles.

Smell, initially was of gas, which I found strange as it looked so flat. But as I let it settle, it beared the malt, chocolate and deep molases background which was nice.

Tasted a little watery at first, but as you let it settle in the mouth, there was a nice warmth of malt and cocoa in the background that came through.

A little too gaseous for my liking, but not too bad. Drank well, in that it was easy and not too overpowering or filling.

A nice beer but for $16 I paid for it, I'd sooner get an Old Viscosity or two and pocket the change

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of HoppyMcStout
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. From 2010 Winter Sampler. Pours surprisingly dark and much closer to opaque than expected. One finger head recedes very quickly. Smell is of mellow chocolate and quite strong - pleasingly sweet. Very mild hop profile. Plenty of chocolate flavor on the tongue with some coffee notes jumping out. I enjoyed the first several sips but the effect wore off fairly quickly - I can see how this one might get old if having more than one or two as it's sweet, yet doesn't have much in the way of other dimensions. Some noted it's tough to find the typical bock/lager flavors and I agree it's not very pronounced. Quite a bit of chocolate!

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

Deep "chocolate" brown with good carbonation.

Aroma has hint of flowery hops and a dose of cocoa. Some aromatic sweetness.

Initial hit of flavor cola-esque. Aftertaste more like a milk chocolate candy bar. No off-flavors. The malt backbone doesn't support chocolate flavor when beer too cold, but after some warming the flavors round-out nicely and maltiness comes-to the fore.

Mouthfeel similarly rounds-out as the beer warms.

At first the cola taste seems almost overwhelming, but it fades quickly. Certainly worthy of the chocolate aspect of the name, but not quite as "bock-like" as I expected. More like a chocolate dunkel. It's quite drinkable and a solid beer, but way overpriced.

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3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ebony on a Pint glass, with a 1 inch mocha head that dissipates quickly.
Some sweetness on the nose, hints of chocolate, bread and caramel.
It improves on the tongue, with semi-sweet bitter chocolate flavor to boot. Hops are very mild, just there to balance it all out.
Overall a decent brew.
Highly drinkable, with the low ABV.

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4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Dark cola brown with tan head that went away quickly

S- Mostly chocolate and cream smell

T- Rich chocolate flavor no real bitterness with hints of vanilla

M- Fairly heavy with light carbonation

D- Very tasty for a chocolate beer. Very smooth flavor and could have a couple of these whenever.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark brown, maybe dark amber color. Gorgeous light brown head, but sadly it disappears too quickly. A halo of head remains with very little lacing.

S - Have to get really close to smell it. Once I can, I get hints of chocolate, roasted malts. Not a whole lot other than that.

T - Tastes like chocolate, but more watery than I had hoped. The aftertaste is fairly unappealing, but the front is pretty delicious. It's certainly a good offering from Sam Adams.

M - The carbonation is creamy and subtle, well crafted. It fits the beer very well.

D - Very drinkable. Doesn't take a lot out of me to guzzle one down, I could see more than one easily.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jasadewi
3.09/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Black color.
S: Strong chocolate.
T: Chocolate, coffee malt flavors, very sweet.
M: Rich, smooth, and medium to full bodied.
O: Overall, I enjoy most aspects of this beer. However, it's too sweet for me to really get into.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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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