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RATINGS: 306   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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1380) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours very dark but clear with no sediment in the bottle. The tan head is thin and short-lived. Aroma: chocolate covered cherries, and not Godiva quality, with a faint bready malt base. Flavor: Thankfully, this is not nearly as sweet or candy-like as the smell suggests. Still, lightly sweet with prominent cherry flavor that eventually fades to let the chocolate come thru in the aftertaste. Feel: medium body with medium-light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (40) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Not much more than cherry in the aroma. Dark brown with minimal tan head. There's the chocolate in the taste. Surprisingly good. Wasn't expecting to enjoy this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
If you like a glassful of chocolate covered cherries then this is the beer for you. Aroma was of chocolate covered cherries. The taste was much of the same. Very sweet. Not bad but couldn’t drink more than one or two without needing to have something with a little more hops to counter balance my palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1guywith_aboat (172) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Don’t really remember too well but this was good. Dark pour with slight cherries on the nose. Would love to re rate and try again

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HartManSam (75) - Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Better then I imagined. Smelled great tasted good. Got this in a sample pack pleasantly surprised.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2057) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from Ron. A bit similar to Rohrbach Kasey’s Christmas. Heavy on th e cherry, followed by heavy chocolate. Decent but not great, not exactly my thing..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Strong maraschino cherry and light chocolate aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Sweet-lightly tart cherry and chocolate malt flavor. Really no bock characteristics at all but still a pleasant fruit beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (899) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
The color is an opaque brown with a large tan head that fades somewhat quickly although a thin layer does stick around, and the indulgent aroma blends chocolate malts, cocoa, and a heavy level of cherries. The taste fuses a high level of umami with a mild sweetness and touch of chocolately bitterness, and the palate is a very pleasant fusion chocolatey finish, medium body, thick texture, and a soft carbonation

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. A- Cherry, chocolate, cream. A- Black color, dark liquid, brown head. T- Medium sweetness, slightly malty, cherries, cocoa. P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- I didn’t have high expectations, but this was actually enjoyable. It seemed a little thin, but the chocolate and cherry tones felt natural and balanced. Quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a fairly clear reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Maraschino cherry x20, chocolate, light vanilla, tart aroma. Flavor is more subdued but still very good. Tart black cherry, caramel, cookie flavor. Very similar to Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat in terms of the cherry. Great.


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