Review: Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock

I’m going to make this a very short review.

Do you like dark beer?

Do you like dark chocolate?

If your answer to both of those questions is “yes,” you owe it to yourself to try this beer.

Many beers refer to themselves as chocolate, and while I will certainly agree that the majority of these beers have that flavor note in them, Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is aged on Ecuadorian cocoa nibs, and it imparts the most incredible chocolate flavor that I have ever — ever — tasted in a beer.

This beer would go well with dessert, of course, but it would also go well with a good beef dish like a hearty beef stew or an espresso-rubbed steak or roast.

One of the best beers I’ve had this year.

Note: there’s a place called Nicholson’s Gastropub in Cincinnati. I’ve been there twice, and each time I’ve ordered an “Oreo Cookie” beer — a blend of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. I am now determined to find myself at least one more bottle of Sam Adams Chocolate Bock to combine with Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, and I will bet dollars to donuts that it will be a far superior “Oreo Cookie.”

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