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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Draft @ RFD, Washington DC. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty cherry nutty aroma. Sweetish malty chocoalte and cherry flavor. Has a sweetish malty chocoalte cherry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
Dull dark brown. Has a light aroma of hollow malts. Sour cherry character and vaguely chocolatey malts. Bleh...way off what I would want in a beer like this. Not much balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12515) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Draft. Large tan head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry (half Maraschino, half cough syrup), some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some cherry. Smooth medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2012
Draft. Pours a dark reddish brown color with medium light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Aroma was complex sweet cherry and chocolate. Medium to full syrupy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish. Soft sweet brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Draft. Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste of cherry cordial, cheap cocktail cherries and light cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12oz bottle-dissipating lt brown-brown. A-cherry, spice, cocoa-med malt. T-roasty/cocoa-med malt, 2nd spice (hops?), slight cherry in the background.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
A dark clear brown bock with a thin brown head. Aroma of cherry pop, chemical and cloying. In mouth, a sweet nutty malt with fake cherry extracts, not very good. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Draft at Jack Brown’s, Harrisonburg. Pours a clear dark red color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of cocoa, cherries, mild noble hops. The taste is cocoa, chocolate, cherries, caramel. Thin-medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Reddish brown pour, tan head. Aroma is a chocolate covered cherry and malty notes. Flavor is sweet, cherries, a bit too sweet but not horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, cherries, some earthiness, and vanilla. On the sweeter side.

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