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

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3.63/5
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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:
#33,969
Reviews:
1,221
Ratings:
3,070
pDev:
16.25%
 
 
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96
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430
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,070 |  Reviews: 1,221
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

Photo of jkblr
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bb April 2018 poured into a pokal glass at fridge temp 5.8% ABV 11 IBU. The beer pours dense very dark brown with weak light brown head. The aroma is faint chocolate which smells more like chocolate malt than cocoa. The taste is pretty sweet bakers chocolate that fades off and dries up a little before leaving the palate. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated, smooth but a tad cloying. Overall, good only if you don't mind a sweet beer. I like this one a whole lot closer to the bb date in past years.

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

Photo of timmy2b
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best before March, poured into a perfect pint glass shows a rich, deep, mahogany brown body, floats a 2/3in variably-bubbled milk chocolate head, and leaves a clean glass behind.

Aroma, and flavor, is muted cocoa and a slight roast.

Mouthfeel is light and clean, with a cocoa powder aftertaste. Easy drinking.

Overall a nice Bock with good chocolate flavor.

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

A nice drink. Not exceptional, but good chocolate bitterness comes through.

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Photo of UnseeliePrincess
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is my first review so I may not be superb at this. My biggest cares are alcohol percentage, taste, smell, and uniquenesd. At a slightly above average abv level, it smells mildly sweet, kinda like caramel. And the taste is like a carbonated yoohoo!it took me back to my childhood. Its not very reminiscent of an actual beer but it does taste good. Its also a beer you can give a friend that doesn't usually like beers. Its not super hoppy and it tastes great over ice cream like a beer float.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dakin
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Very subtle smell. Notes of sweet milk chocolate coco. Smokiness like a campfire that's nice. Tobacco. Taste is great. Very smooth all the way through. Very flat chocolate milk taste. In a good way. No bitterness. Little bit of smokiness. Very good overall. Especially for a mass produced beer. 8.5/10.

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Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 3,070 ratings