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Cherny (english interpretation) means "black" in Czech (actually cernť). Bock (meaning "goat" in German) has itís roots coming from the north of Germany near the town of Einbeck. Over the years it made itís way south to the Bavarian/Bohemian borders allowing brewing artisans to perfect itís recipes. Our bock is a Czech rendition of the great beer combining the best of ingredients. Very deep black-red in color, Cherny Bock is a rather surprising dark single bock lager with a gentle bitterness, a lightly hoppy aroma and a roasted malt flavor to appeal to all your senses. A true gem to be discovered by true specialty beer lovers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Courtesy of blutt59. Clear brown color/ tan head. Medium roast malt, nutty aromas. Medium body. Nutty, seedy, rye, caramel flavors

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (4013) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Can courtesy blutt59. Pours a clear orange color with a white ring of head. Aroma is dry grain and roasted malt. Some sweet notes. Flavor is some roasted malt but mainly watery. Dry Finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Can, dark brown colored pour with scant foam, aroma and flavor were mostly nutty roast and caramel, nothing really distinguishing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
(12oz can, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, toasted grain, cocoa, and nuts. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, grain, and caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2011
Dark brown. LIght head. Aroma of feet and fritos. Sour flavor, malty, pretty nasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2011
Hey 4% ABV Bock, hmm. Can courtesy of Utah legend douglas88. It pours a nice mahogany with mocha head. The modest aroma emits roasted malts, chocolate and earthiness and seems to pick up a faint touch of fruity esters and dusty malt balls. The taste is pretty full with a mix of dark roasted malts, earthiness, chocolate malts, some black licorice and spicy hops. It gets a bit more spicy hops like as well as carrying around a bit of roasty malts right into the finish helping to give it a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1387) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
I poured a 12oz can into a tulip class (because the can actually recommends a tulip for this beer)

Appearance: jet black with hazy ruby red glow on the underside. Forms a two-finger, off-white, soapy head. Retention is decent with minor lacing.

Smell: Lager yeast and slight toasted malts. Fairly sweet-smelling, but for the most part itís unaromatic.

Taste: For such a statistically "small" beer Cherny Bock has a lot of flavor, especially for a lager. Despite the name, this beer is more in the style of a schwarzbier than a bock with light malty sweetness up front and distinct roasted malt on the backend. Seems a bit like a light cola with an almost artificial sweetener taste at the beginning and end, but the can indicates this beer is brewed under the conditions of the Germany Purity Law of 1516.

While not the most robust beer in the world, the roasted malt flavor remains quite strong throughout and finishes mostly clean with a slight biscuity aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Thin, cold and wet, but not watery per se. Seems noticeably fizzy at first, but carbonation seems to die down quickly. Not quite a light-bodied beer, but on the lower end of medium-bodied.

Drinkability: With a mild, but genuinely flavorful palate combined with easy mouthfeel, Cherny Bock is indeed a sessionable beer at only 4% ABV. Itís refreshing while itís in the mouth and goes down extremely smooth. Might be too mild to stand up to a meal, but could be used as a beverage for chips and finger foods or just to session a six-pack while watching the game.

Overall, an impressive beer for what itís able to accomplish. Nothing spectacular in the big scheme of things, though, but will satisfy most beer drinkers.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2567) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2011
can. Poured dark with ruby highlights, tan head. The nose is roasted grains with some chocolate, a touch of fruity hops. Dry, easy drinking beer. Flavors were chocolate, roasted grains, some sweet malts, and light hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz can. appears a deep dark brown, tan head. nose of nutty roasts, creamy sweets. drinks a nice creamy nutty roasty sweet goodness, nice king hop profile..hits the mark..im satisfied. tasty drink! beach friendly!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
on tap 7/22/10. cola brown pour with a lasting tan head. heavy roast influence in the aroma... also, notes of barley, chocolate, some yeast and noble hops. the flavor has a toasted nutty character which combines with barley, chocolate, and crisp noble hops. spicy finish mixes with the medium body and dryness to create a sessionable monster! 7/4/7/4/16/3.8+

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