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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5600) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 Bottle. First impression: "Holy crap, this is delicious!" Deep and ruby-black, this has not a lot of head. But the aroma and flavors are bountiful. Rich with brownie-like sweet chocolate, topped with some very well finessed cherry syrup. Brilliant. (#5401, 12/30/2013)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish color with rosy highlights. Beige head. Aroma is lots of cherry notes, and some roasted malts. Flavor is also lots of cherry mixed with some sweeter chocolatey notes. Wow this is actually pretty good. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2205) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
a nice cherry flavor, not deep, and not too sweet. fresh and ripe bright cherry flavor with a good chocolate flavor that invades and pushes out the good cherry flavor. i don’t like chocolate cherry anything but this was pretty good. some bock in there but hey this is a nice holiday brew. bit of malt in there. fuller smooth body and the beer has good seperation between cherry and chocolate flavors. fun beer!

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
2013phone (1) - - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
Terrible,terrible,terrible beer!!!!! I can’t give it away!!! ILose money every time I buy the variety pack. Very,Very, disgusting beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head and bits of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, cherries, some vanilla, roasted malt and a lot of sweetness. Taste of cherry, chocolate, malt and a syrupy sweetness. Mild bitterness and a slightly sticky finish. Fairly full body, smooth, sticky and fruity. Decent beer but too sweet for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (932) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Cherry aroma. Dark brown color. Sips medium and tastes strongly of cherry. This brew is quite fruity and mostly cherry dominated. The chocolate taste is very mild and comes in slightly in the middle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
StefanSD (2089) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
12 oz bottle from mix pack. Pours dark brown color with amber highlights and a very small head that has poor retention. The aroma is big and bold with cherry cough syrup. The taste is similar with lots of robust cherry in the forefront eventually giving way to a chocolate malt base. The palate is gull and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering mocha. Overall: Kinda Weird.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Wonderful aroma of cherries, rich dark colour no head. Taste of chocolate covered cherries, sweet palate with a hint of cherries.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, no head. Strong cherry aroma. Medium body of malt, chocolate and cherry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkinWell (249) - - DEC 29, 2013
Pours dark, dark red. Heavy artificial cherry-flavored aromas. Subtle vanilla and chocolate mocha notes in an otherwise very sweet dark ale. Too sweet for my taste, with a slightly unappealing bitter finish.


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