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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!


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
batneil (345) - - JAN 4, 2014
Really unusual beer. Dark colour with hardly any head - could be a glass of coke! Smells like cherries. Initial taste of cherries with a light fizz, then fizz disappears and left with a very smooth chocolatey aftertaste, just like eating a sweet! (K)

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sloth (2533) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Thin, brown head thats short lived. Black with faint red edging. Nose of cherries and some interesting grainy notes. Medium bodied, lil oily with a soft carbonation. Sweet, cherry and chocolate flavors that arent combining too awful well, kiddy juice. Not one i would return too. Bottle from statelineliquors.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xblanchard29x (26) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from the winter variety pack. Aroma is maraschino cherries, chocolate, roasted malt. Pours dark brown with red highlights and a one finger beige head that falls fairly fast. Taste is sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Along with the chocolate and cherries, I get toasted marshmallow, licorice, caramel. Mouthfeel is creamy, body medium. Dessert in a glass.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on 1/3/2014.

Appearance:Pours a dark brown black.
Aroma: Aroma of maraschino cherry.
Taste: Medium chocolate, then the maraschino cherry flavor. Sugary sweet.
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: The sugary sweetness of the cherries really makes this hard for me to enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12/29/2013: Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock Special Release... Aroma and flavor are overwhelmingly cherry medice at first, but as the beer has a chance to breathe a bit, it also improves. The cherry mellows out to a dark cherry and becomes way less medicinal and the soft cocoa nibs and Tootsie Roll-like milk chocolate is more evident. I particularly like the molasses and smoky caramel characteristics in the finish. I liked the old Chocolate Bock and enjoy this beer for the most part as well, although the cherry might be a bit too much at times. Drinks a bit like a chocolate covered liqueur-filled cherry! The moderate level of alcohol is nice, but this one doesn’t necessarily go down too quickly since it seems to have a thicker body to it. The deep, chocolate brown color with a reddish tint and dense, ivory-colored head are nice too. Overall, this is a solid brew that is quite appropriate for the holiday season. 12 fl. oz. bottle (5.8% ALC/VOL; Enjoy Before MAY14) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #263 for this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (904) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brwon with reddish tint, spongy beige large head, cherry aroma,well balanced, not too sweet cherry flavored chocolate taste, longish finish with roasted malt aftertaste. Nice one, enjoyed trying it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12oz bottle in Seattle. Dark black-brown, foam. As you’d expect, cherry and chocolate, some coffee roast malts. Big sweet cherry pit, red fruit over dark malt. Sweet cherry candy, tootsie roll. Creamy, good body. Tasty for what it is, which is an over sweet fruity novelty.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2014
A: dark brown color with a tan head S: cherry, chocolate T: cherry, malty, fudge M: thin, fizzy, slick O: decem holiday bock

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
pours a dark brown with a small tan head that goes away quickly, and a little lacing. smell is of a chocolate covered cherry and a little vanilla. taste is like it smells, cocoa, cherry and some malt. ends a little sweet.


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