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RATINGS: 317   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1409) - 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 (11980) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
A dark clear brown bock with a thin brown head. Aroma of cherry pop, chemical and cloying. In mouth, a sweet nutty malt with fake cherry extracts, not very good. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Hits its target flavor profile well, but I’m not the biggest fan of the really sweet cherry thing going on. There’s definitely something to be said for making a dessert-like bock, though, and I’ll give BBC props on a job well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2571) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
I like regular chocolate bock better. Black pour with reddish hue. A one finger tan head. A strong fruit and chocolate aroma with a hint of vanilla bean. The flavor was cherry, toasted caramel malts and nut. It was good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7739) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a hazy dark brown with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of a very sweet maraschino cherries with a backing chocolate note to cut the sweetness slightly. Flavor was strong with maraschino cherries with the chocolate coming out in the finish. Maraschino cherry note overwhelmed the beer slightly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a hazed brown to black with a thin beige head. Smells just like a cherry cordial from the drugstore, big cherry and chocolate, and a lot of sweetness. Medium bodied, creamy chocolate and toast. Light cherry. Nice and sweet, caramel and coffee, chewy, long smooth caramel and roast.


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