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RATINGS: 313   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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3722) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown color. Decent head. Fresh smashed cherry aroma. Chocolate taste. Medium thick body. Very true.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattyKakes (93) - Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Reminds me of a lambic style beer, although darker... well, in a bock sort of way. The flavors are very true to its name.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle to glass. Deep brown chocolate pour with no head and some lacing. Big chocolate covered cherry aroma sweet pie aroma. More chocolate hits the palate but finishes with cherry. Thin body. Good desert beer. Interesting but nothing exceptional. Finish leaves a bit more to be desired but doesn’t have a bad finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown and medium creamy off white head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is cherry and cocoa. Thin mouthfeel with rich chocolate and cherry flavor. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1390) - Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2013
From bottle. Dark brown with hint of amber color. Aroma is cherry cola and a touch of chocolate. Taste is cherry cola, milk chocolate, and sweet malt. Quite smooth with a sweet chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dliberto (172) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Drank from bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black. The smell is heavy on the cherries. Tastes exactly like cherry cordial. Finishes with a strong chocolate taste. Full bodied beer. Not bad for a one bottle a year thing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1463) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a very deep brown/borderline black with a low white head atop it. Aroma has a tart cherry, light chocolate, some light roasted malt late and a little raisin in the finish. Nose reminds me of a chocolate cherry bonbon. Flavor begins with chocolate malt and moves into a light cherry tartness melded with roasted and anise flavor. Body is modest with the right amount of carbonation. Overall an okay beer. Definitely something I would only drink one of for a very long time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3811) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz bottle. Deep ruby brown with an average sized cream colored head. Aroma is of maraschino cherries, chocolate ice cream, and cranberry sauce. Taste is of chocolate, sweet cherries, roasted malts, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. The look is cola, a beige colored head, and dark. The smell is Dr. Pepper, cherry, fruits, cocoa, cola, and vanilla. The taste is more cocoa, malt, fruit, and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2272) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
12 oz bottle. Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate, cherries, dark fruit and a touch of vanilla. Malty and fruity with medium body, soft carbonation, a creamy feel and a sweet finish.


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