GarrettB (898) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 23rd, 2012 - Sam Adams’ Chocolate Bock is one of the most promising bottles to come out of the box of seasonal varietals being pushed on customers at Costco this season. The bottle’s label os understated, but when you read the words, you’ll begin pre-salivating for that imagined chocolate and beer blend. But before that, the aroma is a curious mix of well worn leather, cooked beef and a touch of sweet cocoa, like a dried hot cocoa mix. The official description for Sam Adams’ Chocolate Bock lists a whole congregation of flavors and opposing tastes, but my bedraggled taste buds catch a much simpler collection of chocolate shavings and chocolate milk. Though the flavors are dark, sweet and bitter, the palate is thick and quenching, making the Chocolate Bock strangely filling, almost akin to chocolate milk. I don’t know that this is the most elegant expression of a chocolate based beer, but it’s certainly a welcome highlight to the Sam Adams boxed seasonal beers.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Pours coca cola brown with a thin khaki head. Nice dark chocolate on the nose. It becomes more expressive as the beer warms. Lots of chocolate on be tongue but it’s damn good chocolate which adds lots of flavor. Finishes clean. Very nice! Perhaps my favorite Sam Adams beer.
themaker75 (6) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark. I wasn't dissapointed with the beer. I got what I expected. A chocolate stout. Only fult to me was it was a little more carbonated than I would like. Expensive but glad I tried it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmcgavin12 (413) - Madison, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is chock full of cocoa, a bit of coffee, and toasted caramel. The flavor is super sweet with a bitter, crisp finish. Quite a great after dinner beer.
HisBoyElroy (389) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Everyone needs to have this beer. It is delicious. Wish I had the cool metal bottle for my collection. I’m just glad to have had it though.
BOSSbrewer (1239) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too sweet. Syrupy. Rated this with another app and BeerBuddy unfortunately won't let me import comments.
BlowOffTube (337) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, pours black with a tan head. Not much aroma just a little chocolate. Taste is A carbonated dark chocolate milk, very tasty, hints of coffee. Good stuff.
adamah (213) - - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is full of chocolate with some hints of vanilla and fruit. It pours a deep brown color with thin beige head. The flavor is very sweet. The chocolate overloads the palate. Its medium bodied and has a creamy feel to it. The beer isn’t bad but I prefer something more balanced.
foyle (173) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: pours a 2" thick cream colored head that fades at a moderate pace. Color is a dark reddish-brown through which very little light can penetrate. Lacing is light.
Aroma: fairly mild, I do detect some mild milk chocolate, a hint of hops, and some roasted malts.
Mouthfeel: mouthfeel is between light and medium with a decent amount of carbonation. Finish is not very dry.
Flavor: there is no doubt about the chocolate presence in this beer. It is almost a little overwhelming to my tastebuds. I love to eat chocolate but drinking it in a beer I find myself enjoying only in rare cases. Other than the chocolate, there is some hop bitterness,but not much, in the finish and some roasted malt flavor in the middle of the taste.
mike5326 (614) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Rich dark chocolate brown color with a medium head. Great chocolate and roast smell. Smooth roast taste with a hint of chocolate left on the pallet .