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

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83
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2,972 Ratings
THE BROS
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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: 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
Ratings:
2,972
Reviews:
1,194
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
16.35%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
373
For Trade:
1
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Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz bottle freshness notched for April 2017 poured into a Guinness pint glass.

Look: Dark ruby brown with a 1/2 finger tan head that rapidly collapses but leaves a residue across the top.

Smell: Strong malt presence all the way through, faint chocolate notes in the foreground but you have to search for them.

Taste: Malts, cocoa, dark fruits, faint alcohol esters. Flavor is big and bold, cocoa leaves a bit of a rough edge.

Feel: Medium thick body with plenty of carbonation. Smooth, clean finish.

Overall: Decent. The flavor is good and yet at times it's not. Seems unbalanced at times in my opinion.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesertFox24
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scootny
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent head and lacing. Clear cocoa brown fluid with a dark khaki topping. Chocolate nose. Malty and mild. Hops are floral.

Taste is malty. deep and rich with chocolate.

Feel is nicely weighted with an overall lightness that suits a porter but besides the luxurious carbonation. Crisp and drinkable.

A delicious winter chocolatey beer treat.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a clear dark brown with a smallish head. The aroma features milk chocolate, marshmallow, some roasty coffee, smoke, and caramel. The flavor has notes of caramel, chocolate, marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and toffee chips. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Overall is is a simple and enjoyable little dessert beer - quite sweet, but that is what it seems to be going for.

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Photo of mattyrubes
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bwbetts
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah87
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of wafers
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's pretty good for what it is

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Photo of tommy5
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
4.34/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Turbo
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drews240
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hermit990
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown with minimal head and no lacing.

It is thin but not inappropriately so. Taste is overwhelmingly chocolate and considering the name you can't fault them for it. There is some light roasted malt flavor.

It's meh. They accomplished the chocolate flavor but its overpowering.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.8% abv

Appearance- Pours a chocolate brown with a light brown head. Quite dark.

Smell- Roasted grainy malt, milk chocolate.

Taste- Crisp semi roasted barely. Milk/cream flavor mixes in, retaining the roasted quality. Turns quite chocolate flavored and milky in the end with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation

Overall- Great use of chocolate in a beer. Highly smooth and drinkable due to the crispness.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; cola brown in color with ruby highlights; 1 finger light brown head that receded to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: deeply roasted grains and milk chocolate;

T: follows the note; the chocolate gets more prominent as you move toward the finish; very mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: nicely done;

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Photo of Zuidman
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark bock with smooth, rich and chocolate notes added in.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smb71481
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ABabbidge
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: Dark brown with a mahogany color at the edges where light comes through. Creamy tan head without much retention.

S: Pleasant chocolate aroma.

T: Doesn't taste as good as it smells. Chocolate is mild but not bad. Some dark malt shows through and there is a little tartness in there as well.

F: Smooth and creamy to start, has a bittersweet finish.

O: I just don't like the taste of flavorings being added to beer, as this one has. The flavor is definitely chocolatey, but the chocolate flavoring just tastes a little off to me. Overall not bad though.

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Photo of Squire123
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark, dark, dark color with deep tan cap that goes away fairly quickly.

Aroma is dark roasted malt with an underlying sweetness that I can't quite place. No hops apparent.

Taste is very rich roasted malt with a noticeable sweetness, sort of like a roasted nut dusted with cocoa power and sugar. Touch of chocolate with a full roundness and low hop presence. Just a few flavors and simply presented but good flavors none the less.

Texture is full.

The resident Guinness fan says this tastes like Guinness with a touch of molasses and I agree. The sweetness is there but not in an intrusive way. From an enthusiast view this is not a conversation stopping beer but it is a well thought out combination and well made. The competency of a first sergeant without any flash or glitter. Sam Adams has a knack for turning out these brews that while not exciting do offer something a bit different in the fall variety pack.

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Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.67 out of 5 based on 2,972 ratings.
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