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

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3.63/5
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3,053 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:
#33,467
Reviews:
1,218
Ratings:
3,053
pDev:
16.25%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,053 |  Reviews: 1,218
Photo of JC333
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Profundobaso
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.
Look - two finger head that dissipates into about one with good lacing. beer itself is dark but still see through
Smell - roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. almost stout like
Taste - velvety and smooth. flavor of the dark chocolate lingers throughout the sip, lingering into the aftertaste. slightly sweet finish.
Feel - medium bodied beer. the alcohol is detectable but not too strong.
Overall - this is a nice one to sip on. pairs nicely with some actual dark chocolate.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Vivs85
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Color is dark brown, smell is toasted bread, chocolate and dark malts. Taste is toasty with a little bit of char and also dark fruits. Minimal lacing and a quick dissipating head. Not bad for Sam Adams. Nice beer to enjoy on festivus. Wish there was more chocolate.

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Photo of Mikecd234
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hephaestos
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of nunitn
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Good. Not amazing but a fun beer to try. Call me a Scrooge but overall this was disappointing for Sam Adams. Bah hum bug

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Photo of ConnorMobs
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nodder
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griphon
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrothyBeard
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

L: Very dark with a light tan head of foam that dissipates rather quickly
S: Smells almost like an alcoholic cola with a hint of chocolate undertones to it
T: Malty, yeasty and a bakers chocolate taste on the back end of the tongue but this does not play well together
F: It has the mouth feel of a sticky soda
O: This is not one of Sam Adams better offerings.

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

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
1.25/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Flute. Enjoy by May 2018.

L: Pours a dark brown when held up to the light, mahogany shines through.

S: Grainy, faint coffee and chocolate.

T: Lots of cheap chocolatey flavor masking the nice grain notes. Honestly this is gross.

F: Light, crisp, lingering cheap chocolate flavor.

O: Nasty stuff.

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Photo of Brookfieldglass
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The set up: 12oz bottle bought as part of a SA variety pack with APR notched on the month/date side of the label poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance : Poured a very dark brown, almost a dark brown with a red tint with a one finger head which quickly dissipated and no lacing present.

Smell: I'm picking up some yeast along with dark smelling fruits and caramel.

Taste: A lot like the smell, getting some yeast breaking through the overall sweet leaning caramel/fruit tastes.

Mouthfeel: Overall smooth, middle of the road body, moderate carbonation and finishes dry albeit a tad sticky at the end.

Overall: This beer was middle of the road for me. It smelled, tasted, and felt more like a Porter than a Bock. It is definitely drinkable but I feel like it could have been more in terms of depth and more true to the Bock style. Not a bad investment for a 12oz bottle but I doubt I'll revisit this again as I feel there are better representations of this style out there.

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Photo of mike22ne
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smell and taste are plenty of chocolate, more like candy bar chocolate rather than dry roasted cocoa or malt sweetness. Feel is a bit too sweet for me.
Pretty good if you like some sweetness, but I think it gets too far away from the bock style. It almost feels like a sweet milk stout.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
1.68/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of TrojanRB
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 3,053 ratings