Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock

Rated 3.754 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Boston Beer Company

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  Bock

5.6% Alcohol by Volume

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Samuel Adams® partnered with Scharffen Berger Chocolate to develop their newest innovation, Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock. Tettnang Tettnanger and Spalt hops were hand-selected from the world's oldest growing area and combined with a complex selection of malts including two row Pale, Munich and caramel to create a rich and satisfying brew. This dark beer has a big, malty character that is combined with the subtle sweetness of chocolate. The chocolatiers at Scharffen Berger crafted an exclusive blend of chocolate for Samuel Adams® made with cocoa beans from Ghana called forastero. Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock was aged on a bed of this chocolate to create its unique layers of flavor. As the beer matured, the fruity, tart, earthy and chocolate aromas were infused into the liquid to give the brew a complex, full-bodied taste with a velvety finish. A hint of vanilla was added to meld the symphony of flavors together.<br><br> Due to legal restrictions, Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock can not be sold in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Utah.

ID: 9631 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank749
Overall Percentile98.6
Style Rank2 of 713
Style Percentile99.7
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.786
Weighted Score3.754
Standard Deviation0.539

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  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours out a extremely dark brown with a big thick lingering tan head. The aroma is of dark fruit but not chocolate. The mouthfeel is a little above average. The taste is of dark malt and light hints of chocolate.

  • CHOPZ 7185 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Part of their Winter Classics mixed pack, bought in Vegas. Looks like cola, but with a good retention beige head and a little lacing. Aromas of cocoa over roasted malts and hops. Chocolate malt taste with decent hops in the finish. Quite a nice chocolaty brew overall.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Part of the winter sampler pack. Pours a dark brown with a big tan head that quickly disappears. More of a fruity sourness in the aroma than chocolate which is faint at best. More chocolate notes show through in the flavor offset by a fruity tartness. Not that I expected it to be awesome but I was hoping for more chocolate throughout. Doesn't hold a candle to the chocolate beers from Southern Tier and Boulevard.

  • RICHSBEER 1950 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    i love bock beers but not sure about chocolate and bock. it poured a nice dark brown with a thin quickly disappearing tanish head. The armoa was outstanding with a really nice chocolate overtones. i felt beer was ok, not enough chocolate and felt like the bock part of the beer was forgotten.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours extremely dark with a gigantic fluffy head. Aroma is a tad bland but it makes up for it. Taste is a combo malts, light hopps and chocolate. Mouthfeel is creamy at the end with an aftertaste of a heavy chocolate. Overalla wonderful beer that should be on everyones wishlist. Love it!

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Purchased in a sampler pack; interesting beer, never had one with the chocolate nibs.Would not want to replicate it, but interesting none the less.Try it once.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    The undeniable highlight of the sampler pack it was part of. Wow this is one fantastic beer in all regards. Pour is a bit weak, but nothing to deter from the richness of this brew. I would be happy to see this as a stand alone six pack and I sure as hell am glad it's no longer a $15 bottle.

  • MARKFRAGHERT 65 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottle: 2007, 2009, 2010
    Aroma: chocolate, sweet malt, licorice
    Appearance: dark brown, tan cap
    Mouthfeel: light bodied
    Flavour: sweet chocolate, cocoaa
    Overall: Rather pedestrian offering which fails to offer up the necessary balance that a bock should

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I was very stoked to get this in the 2010 Winter Classics variety pack...went out and grabbed a second 12-pack. Actually liked this better the first time I tried it, but after the 4th sample got a little old. Glad I didn't sample this first with the big bottle for $14-$15, as that would of been a bit dissapointing. Still, a very good beer and seems like it is seasonal. Not as thick as a chocolate stout, but has very good flavor and balanced nicely with a hoppy finish. Probably had my fill for now, but will look forward to this again next year.

  • RAGNAROK 110 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    From the Holiday sampler pack. I was not as impressed as I thought I would be, but this is still some great brew. Pours a rich obsidian and the chocolate is there frome nose to finish. Someone mentioned Coco Puffs. Yup, that's it. Medium bodied brew with a bit of attitude. Easy drinker, best at about 60 deg F. If you are a Sam Adams fan or like sweet stouts, this is one to try.

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