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

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3.63/5
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3,089 Ratings
Samuel Adams Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Chocolate Bock
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TinusTime on 11-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,393
Reviews:
1,223
Ratings:
3,089
pDev:
16.25%
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
439
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,089 |  Reviews: 1,223
Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rockhead
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jdezelick
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good

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Photo of Milktoast75
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark. Pretty much opaque. Off white head fades quickly to next to nothing. Roasted molasses, cocoa, light alcohol scent.
Taste or burnt chocolate, malt, malt biscuit. Not as much chocolate as I anticipated but that’s ok.
Smooth rich,feel. Low carbonation. Bitter lingering after taste that changes to smother edge.
A strange cross between a bock and porter without any satisfaction of either.

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Photo of KevinB
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Way sweet, I get a lot of chocolate obviously. But even for a chocolate beer I feel it’s too strong. The toffee toastiness and other dark fruit flavors you’d get in a traditional bock are very much masked. It’s really not too bad and is what it promises to be. I’m just not a fan.

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Photo of Mike_76
4.88/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of joeywheeler
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nass
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

The chocolate comes out wonderful in this beer as it blends with the sweetness that the bock style tends to have. I like this beer more than the Winter Lager but not as much as the Boston Lager. This is a beer that's not meant to be a session beer, it's 1 & done type of beer, but it's still interesting & a joyful treat around the winter time. Cheers! B

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Photo of mchegash
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Al3x_lozano21
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ghooul
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDrinker2020
1.3/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had high expectations for this and was disappointed.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I rate this higher than BAs.
a) Dark brown opaque body with a tan thick cap, that laces and lasts little.
s) Roast, coffee, char, and chocolate.
t) Sweet dark and bakers chocolate that lasts that finds its balance in bitterness midway, and better as it warms. Nice blended with IPA also.
f) Low carbonation, good feel, nice finish.
o) A bit too sweet by half way I was eager to blend it with an IPA.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDreadz
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikerieder
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dextr24
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wattie83
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 3,089 ratings