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RATINGS: 318   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from a sampler pack. Nose is cherry, chocolate, and some light background wheat and banana. Hazy dark brown with a small cinnamon head. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, cherry, and a small,lightly tart/funky note.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SDalkoholic (2237) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanny24 (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3119) - 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 (327) - 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 (254) - 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 (74) - 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 (2539) - 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 (9135) - 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.


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