TheBear11D (98) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The cherry chocolate bock pours nearly black with the slightest hint of red with a wet sandy brown colored head that lasts a bit and leaves good lacing. The aroma is chocolate and cherry which makes the name fitting. The flavor is cherry up front with sweet chocolate following it up. Overall this is a pretty nice easy-to-drink brew.
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Trev (1769) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cola brown pour with a quick medium beige head.
Strong cherry and chocolate aromas as expected. Some coffee as well.
Lighter bodied than anticipated, chocolate, fruit not as dominant as aroma suggests. Roasted malt, cocoa.
sodakotakid (210) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour a reddish black with a thin dark head. This is smooth chocolate bock with a great chocolate and cherry taste. impressive for S.A.!!
Fatehunter (963) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is a solid cherry chocolate smell, nothing but that. It smells like a candy of the same flavor. Itís almost too rich even knowing itís on purpose.
The taste is a toned down version of the smell. The chocolate sweetness is fairly mild. The cherry and malt are there too, but itís balanced nicely.
The texture is on the sticky side with moderate carbonation.
The taste lacks complexity, but it might be nice to sip on a cold night in front of a fire.
IceChipsSky11 (74) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
Chipalsa (1263) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another nice seasonal from Sam Adams. This is a smooth, chocolatey lager with a subtle taste of cherry, the aroma resembling a Tootsie Roll pop to me. Cheers!
Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pout from a 12 oz bottle. Clear dark brew with tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries. Taste is a little more complex with sweet malts, some roasted malt and then that cherry taste that goes right to the edge of being a little too much like candy cherry sours but manages to remain very tasty. Overall not bad.
tmongoose (927) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a darkish brown beer with off white head. the aroma is strictly chocolate covered cherries..not quite brachs but close. there is some roasted malts in the mix. the flavor is more of the same and pretty straight forward on the chocolate and cherry. a bit much for me but oh well.
Oscbert (939) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Strong cherry aroma like marachino cherries, chocolate, and bread.
~Pours a very dark brown almost black with lasting creamy yellowish head.
~Cherry flavor with lots of chocolate, pecan and bread.
~medium full bodied, medium low CO2, lingering chocolate bready finish.
~I like this better that the original chocolate bock. Cherries are a very nice touch to a delicious beer.
penguinfinity (50) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Smells of cherries and chocolate like the bottle says. Pours dark, canít see a thing through it. Taste is like cherries, but a sharper flavor, less like cherry candy and more like cough drops, due to the beer. The taste lives up to the name, but it seems like it could offer a little more. Still, what is there is pretty amazing.