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RATINGS: 316   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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (799) - 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 (9251) - 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 (60) - - 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 (1769) - 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 (2321) - 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 (2207) - 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 (2272) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Not much of a beer taste. Seems a little heavy on the artificial flavoring. But...still would make for a good dessert.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (363) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Serving: four ounce sampler from tap at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light cherry aroma. Appearance: small, frothy, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark brown/black body. Taste: heavily sweet, cherry initial flavor and heavily sweet finish with average duration. Palate: light body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall: really interesting taste--it reminded me of a rich, dark-chocolate, cherry-filled candy . . . or cough syrup. I think it would be difficult to finish more than a four ounce sampler due to the heavy sweetness. I would, however, try it again.


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