90. Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock

I originally had this one a few years ago from the classic bomber and it tastes exactly as I remember it from this 12oz bottle. Pours a beautiful dark brown with a small head. Aroma is a great chocolate smell with plenty of sweetness. Taste is not exactly what I would expect from a Bock – a little thin but still has a nice feel to it. Very sweet with a lingering taste but in this case it is not a bad thing. Would not recommend having with a meal but certainly a good choice for dessert. I have another in the fridge and may try the next at a slightly warmer temp as I think it will have a different taste at 45+ degrees.
Pros: Color, Sweetness
Cons: Thin compared to other bocks
Alcohol Content: 5.8% ABV
Calories: 237
IBU (Bitterness): 11
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Samuel Adams
Brewers Description: Smooth, rich, and dark, with the robust flavor and creamy texture of chocolate. To create Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, we wanted to take the flavor beyond the taste of dark roasted malt. For this year’s brew we worked with a blend of cocoa nibs including Ecuador nibs from TCHO®, an artisanal chocolate maker in San Francisco. We started with hand selected Noble hops from Bavaria and combined them with a complex selection of carefully roasted malts. This dark beer has a big, malty character with the added sweetness of chocolate. We slowly age the beer on a bed of rare dark cocoa nibs, the primary ingredient in chocolate. Known for their quality, these cocoa nibs harvested in Ecuador, impart complex aromas and flavors from chocolaty to fruity, nutty, earthy, and citrusy.

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