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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Draft. Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste of cherry cordial, cheap cocktail cherries and light cocoa. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yackery (155) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Pint draught. After a nice display, the head dissolves to thin brown sand covering most of the center with a drift ring around the glass leaving some frosty lacing over a dark red body some shades lighter than opaque. Aroma is cherry bomb with some apple and vanilla chocolate notes. Taste delivers strong chocolate and cherry cough syrup. Taste is masked by the aroma, but thatís all good. But the taste is sweet. Palate is creamy and full. Overall enjoyable as a cherry soda and minus points for slight cloyishness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ESBob (355) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2011
On tap. Poured a dark brown to nearly black. Very slight head. Chocolate cherry aroma and taste, cordial cherry, as opposed to marachino. A bit watery on tongue. Decent beer, a bit sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap @ TacoMac, Johnís Creek. 11oz pour. Black, thin tan head, legs. Tastes like black cherry cola with a hint of burnt malt. Wild cherry lifesaver smell. An ok session.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Draft. Black pour no head. Cherry dominated aroma, almost medicinal in character. Some lighter chocolate, covered by artificially sweetened and medicinal cherry tones. Ugh.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Nickls (1816) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Tap. Cola brown with a light tan head. Some chocolate and cherry notes with some sweet sour as well. Taste is purely awful: cherry syrup thatís artificial, sugary cough syrup with a fake chocolate end. Just horrible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
On tap at my house. Bittersweet chocolate on the nose. Very malt forward slight roast. Cherry soda/subtle dr pepper tastes. Really well made. Nothing overly pronounced. Easy to drink multiples

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (1941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
draft poured a dark amber in color with a thin covering of tan head. aroma has chocolate, cherry pepsi, and some dark malts. mouth feel coats well with a good malted thickness. flavor has sweet cherry, chocolate, and gets a bit sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Tap, Zeppelin Cafe- Louisville. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with light cherry. Appearance is dark brown/red with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, but with more of a cherry presence in the finish. Palate is very bubbly and chewy. Satisfying.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
on tap, dark khaki brown color with aroma and flavors of Dr Pepper , couldnt pick out the Dublin in this though


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