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RATINGS: 318   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (784) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
12oz bottle from winter seasonal box. Pours black with creamy beige head. Smells like a chocolate covered cherry. Smooth chocolate flavor with tart cherry notes. Full creamy mouthfeel. I love their original Chocolate Bock, and this is an interesting and flavorful twist.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottled, as part of their winter sampler pack. Pours a very dark brown, near black, with a small, light tan head. Strong maraschino cherry aroma up front, though bittersweet cocoa trickles in, ultimately turning very reminiscent of cherry cordial candies. Taste is very sweet initially, gradually turning from tart to roasty as cocoa notes blend in, finally settling on a nutty coffee flavor. Whereas the cherry dominates the aroma, it settles in as a highlight in the flavor, bouncing in between roasted barley and baker’s chocolate. Perhaps a bit thin bodied, with mild carbonation. Still, rather tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (913) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
On tap at Pete’s Place. Dark red color. Essentially no head. Very syrup like. Artificial cherry juice flavors dominate this one. Better than I thought it would be.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10510) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Draft at Jack Brown’s, Harrisonburg. Pours a clear dark red color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of cocoa, cherries, mild noble hops. The taste is cocoa, chocolate, cherries, caramel. Thin-medium bodied.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Melanie (64) - - JUN 3, 2013
Smells and tastes like cough syrup. Cherry juice is predominant. Not really a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Blue Dog in Chalfont, PA. Are you sure this wasn't a Cherry Coke? My gateway beer was Sam Adams Cherry Wheat so I have a soft spot for this one, but I can understand why people would hate this beer. Incredibly sweet, more soda-like than anything.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1882) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours dark amber with a off white head. Aroma is cherry, smells like Dr. Pepper. Taste is sweet with some tart cherry. Medium bodied, smooth and almost silky. Enjoyed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2705) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Tap at Stagshead. Pours reddish brown with nice head and nose of chocolate covered cherries. Tastes just like a cherry coke not all that beery. U also get espresso, light leather, and some malt. If I was back in kindergarten this may be my favorite beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2449) - New York, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
Draft at the pony bar in NYC. Deep black/purple color. Smells like a bock off the bat. Taste hits you with fruitiness and sugar. I taste the cherry and slight chocolate. Interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2416) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Draft at liberty union bar and grille. Pours clear black with minimum head. The aroma Is sweet cherry, light chocolate, overall very sweet. The taste is medium cherry, light chocolate. Pretty much nailed the title.


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