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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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock has a thick, creamy, beige head, some lacing, lots of little bubble streams, and a dark brown appearance, with red highlights to it. The aroma is of chocolate powder, milk, and roasted malt. Taste is of the same, with sweetness and just a touch of hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full and slick, and Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock finishes wet, sweet, and easily drinkable. Overall, this is a very good beer.


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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Written from notes from earlier in the day. Poured from a standard 12 oz bottle into a standard pint from a Sam holiday pack I bought for the family.

Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Had a short lasting brown head.

Smell: Malts with a bit of chocolate. Not particularly strong.

Taste: Malts and milk chocolate flavors. Decent bock with chocolate added. A pretty sweet beer, but not overly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body and kind of creamy. The carbonation is somewhat light by Sam Adams standards, as it probably should be. This is probably the best aspect of this beer.

I don't tend to favor bocks, and I dig this. Perhaps that means its accessible, and I wouldn't be surprised with Sam Adams. Anyway, I dig this, but it isn't something I'd get outside the package.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of kshizzle101
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12ox bottle into a pint glass

A - pitch black with a 2inch tan colored head which dissipates quickly

S - smells malty with a hint of chocolate

T - Tastes of roasted malts and nuts with a hint of chocolate in the after taste. Some hops do come through. but not a ton of flavor overall

M - Light to medium bodied and perhaps a little over carbonated

Overall - a less than impressive offering from Sam Adams. leaves a lot to be desired.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of d1ckvanswype
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle, poured into a 16oz stein.

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, like two shades darker than cola or root beer, with very little golden-ruby highlights when held to the light.

Smell: A little disappointing, an enticing blend of sweet/bitter chocolate, vanilla and malt, similar to a Whopper chocolate covered maltball, but a tad on the weak side.

Taste: Up front there is a burst not unlike a dark chocolate covered cherry cordial which goes quickly to a sweet milk chocolate and finishers with a brief hint of dark malt/hoppy bitterness. Leaves a dutch process cocoa powder taste, very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Rich, but not cloying with sweetness, the fine, somewhat heavy carbonation brings a mouthfeel that's really close to the astringency of a very smooth Latin espresso.

Overall: Impressive, actually an improvement over the 2011 batch, with even more luscious chocolate over and undertones, a delicious dark, sweet bock that's not TOO sweet, a great nightcap beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was not what I was expecting - it ended up being so much more...

Out of the bottle it pours a dark, practically black brew that just amazes. The aroma is all chocolate mixed with the hops and barley with a hint of honey - truly amazing. The mouthfeel is by far now the best I have ever had - it rolls silkily and velvety across your tongue with a minimal amount of carbonation to get in the way - yes, very good. The taste was all chocolate with barley, hops, and malt all mixed to perfection - it was not what I was expecting and it exceeded my expectations beyond belief. This by far is the best brew I have tasted during the holidays or, so far, any time of year. Go out and getcha some, and enjoy!

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of KYGunner
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a ruby red but presented itself quite black in the snifter. As I held it to light I could see the rubiness in the corners. The head was small and dissappated quickly but I found considerable lacing.

I found hints of powdered chocolate in the scent but the single biggest flaw was simply how weak the aroma was. I had to try very hard to find the chocolate tones.

The taste was nice, chocolate notes, with a light malt backbone. Less overt in the chocolate but still quite noticeable, there were some burnt malt qualities. The mouth is thin, nothing special. I liked this Chocolate Bock but it did not set itself apart from others.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 3,049 ratings