SDalkoholic (2214) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Fresh and Easy: Poured a dark brown liquid that was near being opaque and was topped with a thin layer of foam. Aroma smells very fruity as if I had just opened a jar of preserved Maraschino cherries with no scents of malts or any other factor to remind me this is actually a beer. The drink is overbearing with the flavor of preserved cherries but when combined with the chocolate malts it sort of reminds me of a sundae ice cream topped with the Maraschino cherries. Taste is extremely sweet with heavy dosages of sugar and artificial cherry flavor that is a bit too much for my liking since I stay away from jarred cherries. I actually enjoyed the regular chocolate bock and the chili chocolate bock, but this was not a pleasing recipe to entice drinkers who wanted to taste the new addition to the holiday 12-pack. I foresee this being retired and discontinued FOREVER.
scanny24 (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was initially disappointed when I saw Sam had tweaked their chocolate bock to this new Cherry Chocolate Bock. But, as a fan of Sam, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried it with an open mind. Still, not as good as the Chocolate Bock, but still an excellent winter beer. The chocolate is overwhelmed by the cherry, though the cherry--to me--did not seem as overpowering as it is the Cherry Wheat. Very good beer.
chinchill (2768) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ZacM612 (281) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better then I imagined. Smelled great tasted good. Got this in a sample pack pleasantly surprised.
jb (2434) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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..
shrubber85 (8755) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
EtTuCthulhu (1325) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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