Brew Review

Beer Review – Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock


The Sam Adams Chocolate Bock was a part of the sampler pack that I was given as an extra Christmas present from my father-in-law. I was intrigued by the name but ultimately disappointed by the flavor. The nose was sweet and full of the roasted malt aroma. The pour was a deep black like a thin Hershey’s syrup and indicated very little carbonation and accompanied an almost too watery mouth feel. The taste was very malty and a little bit sweet with a slightly bitter, hoppy finish. The Beer Advocate gave it a B but I would give this beer a C+ and would suggest that it would probably be better out of the tap than out of the bottle.

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  1. I just had this the other day as well. It tasted like chocolate cake. I couldn’t decide if that was a good or bad thing. I mean, I like chocolate cake. So in most situations, things that taste like chocolate cake are good. But beer shouldn’t taste like chocolate cake.

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  2. Yeah. I wasn’t too pleased with it either. Flavor wise, this just didn’t come together. It was like they dumped a can of Hershey’s chocolate syrup into a vat of Porter and crossed their fingers. Thankfully, they do make better beers.

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  3. I think the use of highly specific words in writing always makes it evocative and fun to read; it’s like smelling the must in the library or holding a leather book. You use highly specific words in your writing, and mmmph, it makes the reading good.

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