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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This special release is brewed just for the holidays. For a new approach to a classic favorite, we added cherries to our traditional Chocolate Bock for a sweet, slightly tart note. Aged on a bed of dark cocoa nibs, the malty, chocolaty, and dark fruit flavors create a rich, complex beer perfect for winter. Cheers!


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1502) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a very deep brown/borderline black with a low white head atop it. Aroma has a tart cherry, light chocolate, some light roasted malt late and a little raisin in the finish. Nose reminds me of a chocolate cherry bonbon. Flavor begins with chocolate malt and moves into a light cherry tartness melded with roasted and anise flavor. Body is modest with the right amount of carbonation. Overall an okay beer. Definitely something I would only drink one of for a very long time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz bottle. Deep ruby brown with an average sized cream colored head. Aroma is of maraschino cherries, chocolate ice cream, and cranberry sauce. Taste is of chocolate, sweet cherries, roasted malts, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. The look is cola, a beige colored head, and dark. The smell is Dr. Pepper, cherry, fruits, cocoa, cola, and vanilla. The taste is more cocoa, malt, fruit, and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3345) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
12 oz bottle. Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate, cherries, dark fruit and a touch of vanilla. Malty and fruity with medium body, soft carbonation, a creamy feel and a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (652) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a medium head. Chocolate and cherries in the aroma and taste. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark slightly red hued brown with minimal quickly disappointing tan head. Aroma is sweet with cherry and bits of cocoa nibs. Slightly weak body with a cherry pie finish. Overall sweet roasted beer great for the holidays!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (382) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2013
The beer pours out black and opaque with almost no head. Immediate aromas of cough-syrup cherry and dark chocolate, it reminds me of a Tootsie Roll cherry lollipop in a bad way. Luckily it improves with the flavor where the sweet/roasted malt helps even out the cherry and chocolate. Now it’s like a cherry tootsie pop but in a good way! Great mouthfeel, it’s slick ,thick and oily. Probably the worst beer in the 2013 winter mix pack, definitely wouldn’t buy a six pack or order it at a bar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1678) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12 oz. bottle Pours dark reddish brown with some ruby highlights. One finger off white head. Aroma is cherry cough drops with maybe a hint of chocolate. Flavor is chocolate covered cherries, the cheap ones in the Whitman Sampler, not the real good ones from a chocolatier. Medium bodied with a cherry cough syrup finish. Not a bad beer, but a poor replacement for the Holiday Porter that used to be in the Christmas 12 pack.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (702) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Appearance was reddish black with diminishing tan creamy 1/2 head, no lacing. Aromas are brown sugar, cherry, chocolate, hints of coffee, no alcohol. Taste are dominate cherry sherry, chocolate, maple, toffee and coffee. Palate are soft creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, easy going smooth cherry sweet chocolate finish. A solid stout, but tad to much cherry and sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4921) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
From the Winter dampler. Decent beer. Cherry in the flavor and aroma. A lottle sweet, brown sugar and malt.


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