Cakes (344) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle (Part of the 2010 Sam Adams holiday mixed case).
Pours a dark brown –as dark brown as it gets!, A very thick light brown head with moderate lacing.
One of the best looking beers I have had in 2010. Beautiful.
Smells of sweet chocolate.
Very chocolate-milk up front, complimented by a creamy texture and light carbonation, fading to light creamed coffee. Doesn’t really taste much like a bock .
Good drinkability . A very interesting beer, not a novelty beer.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a pretty solid sweetish bock. Dark in appearance with a nice malty character. Thick head and toffee and chocolate aroma.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - 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...
ROBC3366 (198) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ADesenberg (376) - 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.
GarrettB (842) - La Jolla, 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 (3062) - 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 (343) - 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 (298) - 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 (1022) - 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.