jmcgavin12 (492) - 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.
themaker75 (8) - - 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
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, 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.
GarrettB (1145) - 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.
BOSSbrewer (2247) - 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.
foyle (290) - 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.
GnarlyGnome (699) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: after drinking this years cherry chocolate bock I went digging through my notes for last years wonderful chocolate bock... It’s a dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Aroma is a light roasted chocolate, and the taste is like light, slightly sweet chocolate. Tasty brew and I miss it when I drink this years variety pack.
BlowOffTube (499) - 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.
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/29/2011. From bottle. This goes to show that Sam Adam’s is more than just mediocre beer made for the masses. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, dried fruit, spices and chocolate aromas. Full bodies with flavors of chocolate, malt and earthy notes. Light on hops, but a very robust bock. Nice one...
adamah (214) - - 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.