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RATINGS: 315   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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Draft at CAH. Pours chestnut brownish with nose of fresh cherries, dark malt, cacao. Tastes fairly sweet, with a big cherry flavor, solid patent malt, cacao, and backup hops. Overall stays sweet with the cherries tasting more authentic than Jolly Rancherish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Smells like a blossoming cherry tree. Pretty cherry like. Dark brown color with light brown head. Cherries everywhere

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Sampled at the Third Annual Rocket City Brewfest. Brown with a tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Big cherry aroma with a chocolate background. The flavor was like cherry cool-aid. Light to medium body with a cherry aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dyetube (1188) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2011
On tap at gingerman plano. Pours a very dark amber/almost black with a thin off white head. The aromas are cherries, roasted coffee, chocolate. The mouthfeel is watery, bitter and a little syrupy with a medium body. This wasn’t a good beer at all. The cherries didn’t work well with the beer. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (983) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Subtle. Nice blend of the choc. & cherry Aroma is weak and metallic,but the fllava is nice, although Mott like a true bock. It is a bit watery for a bock. Try it, it’s not bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Sampled at the Cleveland Beer Fest. Pours a hazy brown/black with a thin beige head. Smells like a Chocolate Covered cherry, Taste is big cherry & chocolate, and a lot of sweetness. Light to Medium bodied, Does not have that Bock Malt but, Nice and sweet, light caramel Malt. For the Style....Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (862) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Pours brown, almost in porter territory. Aroma and flavor are dominated by cherries. chocolate is more subtle in the flavor, and not really apparent in the aroma. A nice light, clean malt sweetness contributed from the overarching bock style. For a bock- not so good. For a fruit beer- rather good (but I’ve still had better cherry chocolate beers where there is less cherry and much more chocolate; see Appalachian Chocolate Cherry Stout).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
horto008 (164) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Rocket City Brew Fest 2011. Very enjoyable. It was like a malty cherry coke. Cherry was absolutely dominant on the palate but the dark chocolate and slight bitterness offset the sweetness well. Very carbonated and a moderate body. Interesting stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1287) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at the Rocket City Brewfest. Pours dark brown with amber hues. The aroma is basically cordial cherries. Very obvious maraschino cherries and milk chocolate. The flavor is very sweet, like cough syrup. The palate is smooth and creamy, with a clean finish. Overall, a fun beer, with a straightforward flavor and pleasant feel.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Draft. Large tan head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry (half Maraschino, half cough syrup), some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some cherry. Smooth medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.


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