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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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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of schoolboy
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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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Apellonious
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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3.74/5  rDev +3%
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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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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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%

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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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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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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%

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,987 ratings
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