Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock

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Type: Bock
  • Brewed by: Boston Beer Company
  • Availability: Seasonal (Nov. - Jan.) in the
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  • Region Available: USA
  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Dark Chocolate
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Boots
  • Website: www.samueladams.com
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  • 15 
  • 4.5/5 
  • 05.80% 
  • 619/3686 
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Smooth, rich, and dark, with the robust flavor and creamy texture of chocolate.
To create Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, we wanted to take the flavor beyond the taste of dark roasted malt. For this year's brew we worked with a blend of cocoa nibs including Ecuador nibs from TCHO®, an artisanal chocolate maker in San Francisco. We started with hand selected Noble hops from Bavaria and combined them with a complex selection of carefully roasted malts. This dark beer has a big, malty character with the added sweetness of chocolate. We slowly age the beer on a bed of rare dark cocoa nibs, the primary ingredient in chocolate. Known for their quality, these cocoa nibs harvested in Ecuador, impart complex aromas and flavors from chocolaty to fruity, nutty, earthy, and citrusy.

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  • Jun 9, 2014
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    4.4
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the label lists the ABV at 5.8% and includes a freshness date. ("Enjoy Before Month Notched" Apr.) Appearance: It pours out of the bottle a dark reddish/brown color and appears very dark in the glass with some deep crimson highlights. Its head is tall, thick and tan in color. As I drink, it fades to a thin foamy layer with a ring of sticky foam at the edge of the glass. This makes lots of slick lacing on the glass with a few spots clinging to the glass. Smell: It has a modest and nicely balanced aroma. I get some dark malty sweetness with hints of caramel, milk chocolate and dark cocoa powder. Also there is a hint of earthy/leafy hops in the background. Taste/Palate: The flavor starts by matching nose with notes of caramel, creamy milk chocolate as well as darker and dryer cocoa powder that seems to add a touch of bitterness. The hops add a touch of mild bitterness them selves but only just enough to keep things from becoming too sweet. The plate is smooth and silky with soft carbonation. It’s not too heavy or sticky at all and slides down easily, finishing fairly quick and nicely balanced. Notes: This is an outstanding beer and a highlight of the 2010 winter mixed 12 pack.
  • Mar 15, 2012
    cpilbeam (39)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Beer Dads
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    Like dessert in a bottle - I don't recommend drinking this beer for just any occassion. Celebrate with this one, and share with others. Big, BIG chocolate taste, yet incredibly smooth and balanced. Despite the sweet treat, you still know you have a beer in your hands (barley notes).
  • Feb 6, 2011
    angelo3 (29)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Beer Heaven
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    An excellent drinking beer. With a strong chocolate aroma. Tastes of lightly sweet malts with a chocolate hint. The beer is not heavy like a stout but makes it a good beer for drinking during a football game like the Super Bowl.
  • Feb 1, 2011
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Dimpled Mug]

    Poured a dark murky brown with a creamy tan head that was fully lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of roasted malts, an earthy yeast with a nice note of dark chocolate. It tasted sweet and smooth at first, then a nice mocha flavor took hold and engulfed the tastebuds and also had a mild bitter tinge. Mouthfeel was medium to full in body and quite creamy texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall a very, very enjoyable brew!!
  • Dec 14, 2010
    mrbeerface (12)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup:
    3.8
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    a rich creamy yet refreshing notes of chocolate brown sugar refreshing clean after taste roasted nut peacan almond full bodied ready and easy to drink would like to see them in a six pack year round perfect release just in time for the holidays