Review – Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock
From Boston Beer Co. – Samuel Adams® partnered Felchlin, a renowned Swiss chocolatier, to develop a unique innovation, Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock. We started with a complex selection of carefully roasted malts combined with hand-selected Noble hops from Bavaria, the world’s oldest growing area. After using a centuries old brewing process, called Krausening, we slowly aged the beer on a bed of rare dark cocoa nibs from Felchlin®, a renowned Swiss chocolatier. Known for their quality these wild cocoa nibs, harvested from the rainforest of Northern Bolivia, impart complex aromas and flavors of chocolate, honey and vanilla in the beer. The resulting beer, Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock, has a big, malty character that is combined with the subtle sweetness of chocolate, giving this brew a complex full-body taste with a velvety finish.
Samuel Adams – Chocolate Bock – 22oz bottle poured into New Belgium glass. 5.6% abv.
Purchased at Whole Foods Arroyo – Pasadena, CA.
Aroma: Faint whiffs of bready malt.
Taste: Chocolate milk! Ends with a little bit of hop bite and a sour twang.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, silky and milky.
Overall: Mighty impressive. Something to share with a friend or chocolate lover. Great by itself or with a rich dessert.