jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet. Nice dark red color. Had on tap at The Mews (RI). Served in a pint glass but it still looked pretty. Very chocolaty and sweet. Finish of cream similar to a cream soda.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft: Pizza Port in Solana Beach, CA) Served in a genuine Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock tulip glass, this would be a pretty looking glass of beer, except that the half an inch of light tan head fades quickly away to nothing, so the deep dark brown beer suffers in appearance in this fancy glass. The beer is dark enough to be nearly opaque, but it’s actually slightly translucent and ruddy at the edges. The aromatic nose is like a sweet chocolate bar. The flavor is also like sweet chocolate, very sugary, minimally bitter. Palate should be thicker than it is, however, considering this is a fairly sweet bock. This is a very one-dimensional beer, but it’s very enjoyable and a good choice as a dessert beer. Unfortunately, I have a Lahaina pizza coming, so I’m doing this out of order. But I’m an adult, dammit, and I can have my dessert first if I want to!
aracauna (3234) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one pours a very dark, almost black, ruby with a dense khaki head. The aroma is heavy with cocoa and a touch of dark chocolate. There’s a sticky sweetness in the flavor, but it refrains from becoming cloying. The body is slightly sticky. It’s rich and dessert like, but seems to be a little lacking in complexity.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve resisted buying this one for a little while now due to the price and it being a Sam Adams beer. But in my never ending quest to try every beer I can get my hands on, I knew it was a matter of time before I broke down and bought it. Poured a dark reddish/brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of cocoa and roasted malts. There was something else lurking in the background that I didn’t care too much for. Sweeter tasting. Had almost a chocolate milk taste to it. The alcohol content was well hidden.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Cool bottle: Dark brown color with reddish tint. Head initialy frothy powdered cocoa color, but fades fast. Aroma of cocoa. Flavor is milk chocolate covered caramel with just a light bite in the finish. Creamy palate with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Over priced IMHO.
jonas (6079) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Impressive looking bottle
Dark brown, low head.
Milk chocolate aroma and flavor.
Creamy or oily fullbodied mouthfeel.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft Thin halo of suds atop a brownish amber beer...the aroma squirted forth a medly of chocolate banana and a background of caramelly sweetness..The flavors were of powdered cocoa with a smidgen of lagery tartness, and a full malty body...i enjoyed it.
pivo (2629) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramelly nose with a lager quality to it, dark deep brown color. Chocolately taste for sure. Blends really well with the medium dark malt. Also some toasted malt, wood, and dark fruit (raisins). Smooth silky texture. Warm and round overall.
IndianaRed (2803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a clear dark redish brown witha full foamy light tan head. Aromas are mainly a dark roasted grain, some chocolate, but not much and old wooden cask type notes. Flavors showcase the chocolate much more. Fairly sweet. Slightly smokey, woody flavors as well. Very smooth creamy texture. Soft carbonation Pleasant soft sweet chocolate aftertaste, with a slight sediment or chalky feel.
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice chocolate bock. The chocolate flavor and aroma is neither overwhelming nor lacking. I was expecting something a little bit thicker, richer or fuller and I think that that’s the general consensus here. Still, not bad at all.