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

Samuel Adams Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Chocolate Bock
BA SCORE
49.5%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 2,974 ratings
Samuel Adams Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Chocolate Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TinusTime on 11-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,082
Reviews:
1,196
Ratings:
2,974
Liked:
1,473
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
16.25%
Alströms:
3.1
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
379
Trade:
1
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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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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner.

It's a drak brown. Poured with two fingers of tan head that goes away and only leaves a ring of foam. No visible carbonation.

It smells faintly roasty. Not much on the nose.

It tastes like chocolate. A Special Dark bar. There's a little bit of roasted malt flavor as well.

It's thinner than I anticipated. It's a bock so that's a lager, but I can't help but htink this is an ale. Really lightly carbonated.

This beer hits me in my sweet tooth. I like desert beers. This one's pretty good.

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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

A: Pours almost black with a two finger foamy head, which slowly settles into a thin head.

S: Chocolate, and a slight malty, metallic scent.

T: Chocolate, as advertised. Has some bread like overtones, and the malt presence is high, but the choco/cocoa is up front and center. Not much in the hops fitting the style.

M: Slightly more mouthfeel than expected, it is thick, decent carbonation makes it acceptable.

O: Confused by the "Bock" label as it then goes on to say "Ale with Cocoa and Natural Flavors". I though a bock beir was a lager? This is definately not a lager like bock so why the label? I digress, overall I enjoyed the trial. Decent but too much chocolate for the style. Will not be buying this again, ready to move on

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3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Like the SA coffee stout, this is an inoffensive but slightly boring brew. It's pretty flat in the glass, but dark and clear.

It's malty and sweet. The chocolate is way under the lat, and that;s good. It's extremely well balanced (to a fault).

Hopefully next year SA will switch these out for other styles. I miss the lambic.

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A- Pours black (shocker) with a two finger foamy head, which slowly settles into a thin head.

S- Chocolate, and a slight metallic scent.

T - And here comes the chocolate, as advertised. Reminds me of Young's double chocolate stout with more carbonation. Has some bread like overtones, and the malt presence is high, but the choco/cocoa is up front and center. Not much in the hop area here.

M - Not overly syrupy, which you might expect with this type of beer. It is chewy, but their is some carbonation heft to balance it out.

O - As a once in a while dessert beer, I can see this being part of the mix, which makes it a good two beer in a twelve pack mix selection (part of the SA winter mix). Non fans of Cocoa Pebbles should steer clear.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pint glass

a - pours a deep mahogany shade and forms a finger of tan foam that dies down to a film right away.

s - cocoa nibs, faint cola and spice notes.

t - the cocoa is right up front, supported by a light roasted malt character. has a brown sugar sweetness that never feels cloying and just enough bitterness to feel balanced.

m - lighter side of medium with lighter carbonation. almost creamy but not quite enough body.

o - overall a pretty solid beer. could easily see this providing sustenance for lenten fasts. like the black and brew from the winter pack, i wish they would offer this one on its own.

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Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 49.5% out of 100 with 2,974 ratings
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