Sammer (966) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark pour from bottle. Taste is malt, cherries, charred wood and smoke. Balanced and very decent.
dmac (3528) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to jcwatts, thanks John. Poured a medium density dark black body under a small to average creamy beige head. Aroma starts off as cherry soda and then dusty chocolate picks up, toast, cherry juice. Medium body that is creamy with stronger carbonation. Flavor of chocolate, cherry juice, well done toast, grains, cereal, dry chocolate cake. Interesting beer.
MattH (578) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Christmas Twelve Pack. Dark brownish ruby pour. Strong aroma of cherry and cocoa nibs. Flavor is chocolate, light cherry, and light bitterness. Body is light.
ESPh (11) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Reminds me of cough syrup. Unfortunate that this was included in the Holiday Classics instead of the Holiday Porter.
PhatB420 (531) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip. Pours a super dark mocha black with a tan head that lingers around and subsides into multiple directions. Aroma is sweet cherry, cherry coke, sweet candy, sweet chocolate and faint malts. Taste is cherry, nice bountiful cherries ready to enjoy, the soda jolt as well. The fruit dominates the beer really, but is enjoyable as it does not burn the pallate too much with the bock pestering in the backbone. Carbination is mild and fullfiling, mouthfeel is medium and striaght through. I thought this one would dull fast but it maintains the cherry presence nicely, perfect for the mix pack and the holidays. Nice.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a big brown head. Aroma and taste are the same. Cheap Cherry Cordials with some roasted malt and booze.
PorterPounder (4945) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade with Aurelius - thanks! Dark brown pour, thin khaki colored head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries, a hint of potting soil. Flavor is sweet with some nice cherry accents, some milk chocolate goodness, a touch of red licorice in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyable in small doses. Could get cloying in large doses.
joeneugs (2577) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours dark brown with some orange highlights and a rather creamy tan head. Holy cow, this smells almost exactly like Dr. Pepper. There’s a little bit of chocolate as well with mild notes of toast and fermentation byproducts. The flavor is actually pretty nice. Dr. Pepper with some rich notes of bread, yeast and chocolate. Full bodied with a nice, balanced cherry character and a sweet cherry chocolate finish. It reminds me of eating one of those chocolate covered cherries and then chasing it with a Dr. Pepper. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did.
kidobutai (108) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark rich color, small head. Unmistakable aroma, there’s boo question what you will be tasting. A bit too sweet which makes the cherry linger longer than it should.
TheBear11D (104) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone