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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!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (2191) - 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 (789) - 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 (1018) - 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 (290) - - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBodyBenz (45) - Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Delicious chocolate covered cherries, only in the beer form. Truly enough said!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Very dark brown with beige head. Aroma of cherries and a hint of chocolate. It tastes like cherry dr. Pepper, vanilla, and chocolate. Light-medium body; average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
26 dec 2013, bottle. Dark burgundy/brown. Nose is canned maraschino cherries. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Cherries are tamed by toasted grain and almost a ginger ale flavor no guess it is nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Dark jet black, tan head, cherry and chocolate aroma. Taste is cherry up front and chocolate/lactose tart finish. Taste has that artificial cherry flavor I’m not fond of. I was expecting a little more from this one, too much artificial flavoring cherry. I finished, but will probably bring the other one to a homebrew party..

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Stampion (158) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2013
I didn't enjoy this. It's had the bitter bock finish and the chocolate was fine. The cherry however ruins it. It was that fake, cough medicine cherry and it was terrible. Sam Adams missed on this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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