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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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Ratings: 3,015 |  Reviews: 1,210
Photo of jjchristiano
2.74/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It looks like a Chocolate Stout, Porter or Bock should, Nice dark malt.
But the flavor is so over-the-top chocolate that it is as if someone put Hersheys chocolate syrup in your beer while you were looking away. So sweet and not any hoppiness.
Maybe if you drank a lot of Yoo Hoo as a kid you'd be a fan of this offfering from Boston Beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a fine half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel and toasted malt, light chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate, similar to cocoa, and lighter toasted malt and vanilla. Finishes with cocoa and a hint of hops. The cocoa flavor lingers for quite a while. Medium body with some light soothing creaminess. Flavor is subdued and the bock qualities are light compared to the toasted malt and chocolate, but well integrated and pleasant. A nice off-beat take on a bock.

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Photo of karait95
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A very dark beer for the style, medium carbonation that forms a medium head with light brown small bubbles that dissipates not slowly but leaves a permanent layer on top of the beer.

S: Dark toasted malts are present and some alcohol nothing sweet like caramel or brown sugar ingredients are easy to find.

T: The alcohol level is high and the chocolate is present but there is no caramel present instead some toasted malts take over the mouth and the flavor.

M: The beer starts neutral, it is complex and not really balanced at some point there are some bitterness due the toasted malts like with the toasted coffee.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of fx20736
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at cellar temp.

Deep, deep garnet, almost black that shows cherry highlights under light with a thick mocha head. not much lacing.

aroma of rich cocoa and malt.

mouthfeel; nothing special.

taste: lots of chocolate, malt.

notes; it's chocolatey. tastes like hot cocoa. only marginally like beer. not enough hops to balance the sweetness.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of MystikCelt
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of FlatRabbitRed
4.88/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer, look forward to seeing it pop up from time to time in the varity cases. Well rounded beer, a knack that the brewmaster at Samuel Adams repeatedly demostrates. As a homebrewer I wish I could make one like this.

Chocholate, black malt, not heavy ....very smooth, similar taste and mouthfeel ...no bitter aftertaste ....very nice!

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Photo of dpage27
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of shehateme
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Chadhowie
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, best before May 2013. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense dark khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, cream, vanilla, roasted malt, light pear, toast, light nuttiness, and light herbal hops. Damn nice aromas with good strength and balance of dark maltiness and chocolate flavors. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toast, vanilla, cream, roasted malt, dark bread, light pear, light nuttiness, and light herbal hops. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, toffee, caramel, vanilla, toast, roasted malt, light nuttiness, dark bread, and light herbal on the finish for a bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of roasted chocolate flavors and other malts; with minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is good; very thick feeling considering the ABV. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice flavored bock style! Very robust and nicely balanced malty roasted flavors with chocolate; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Definitely a dessert beer.

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Photo of Smextongo
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of ninaturner
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of TerryBunch
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KingMe
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of crentino
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Dalmanfsu
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't really rate by all the specifics but I will say that this thing lived up to its name, but that is part of the problem. Decent beer, but... not really a beer to me.

Really smooth tasting and the chocolate is heavy in the smell and the taste. Not bad, but kind of got old rather quick.

I let mine sit a bit to taste later to see if anything changed and it was pretty much the same.

A nice attempt at something different, but overall just something average really.

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Photo of Weston19
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a dark brown color. Had a finger head which faded into a thin lace.

S: Toffee, and dark chocolate. The smell is actually pretty good and isn't overpowering.

T: The taste of dark chocolate comes immediately. It's sweet but not too much. Overall the taste is pretty balanced.

O: I thought this was a great beer. It goes really well with a dessert and as it warms up the chocolatey taste comes out more. Not bad at all compared to other similar beers out there.

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Photo of GoodyGoodman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of notjaredlouche
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 3,015 ratings
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