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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
On tap @ Freakin Frog, apparently the only keg in the state of Nevada. Very dark brown, medium light brown head. Aroma and flavour are dark chocolate covered cherries. Fairly lighting the body but not short on flavour. Balanced by a roasty dry bitterness in the finish. Really tasty, provided you like chocolate covered cherries.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Draft at Tellerís, served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy brown with a small beige head that vanishes by the midway point. Aroma of cherry, chocolate, nuts, earth, and toasted sugar. Initial flavor of cherry, with a muddled chocolate, earth, and metallic middle, and a surprisingly nice sweet toasty malt finish. Over time it warms into a chocolate covered cherry flavor, more even. Light-medium bodied, with modest carbonation and a gritty, sweet, initially metallic mouthfeel. Odd.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle from Jungle Jims from notes. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, mildly tart cherry, light nutty character, chocolate, I did get the chocolate covered cherry more as it warmed, interesting enough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet cherry candy aroma with light chocolate. The flavor is like one of those fake cherry filled chocolates. Completely a gimmick beer. I recognize that this isnít technically a "good beer", but damn it if I didnít really like it for some reason. Maybe I was just in the holiday spirit, but it really rubbed me the right way.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
12ounce bottle, single .. . pours a dark burnt nutshell .. medium foam and stuff .. . donít disturb me when iím cleaning my room! .. . cherry skin, chocolate covered cherries, dark cocoa, rat tail, and black comb .. . stick together .. . pretty nice, quite a bit lighter than the original chocolate bock 22 ouncers but the taste is awesome!! . . ...

quiet down dribble lip!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle that a friend was happy to offload on to me. Near black with no head and plenty of fizz. Sweet and quite heavy with plenty of black cherry and milk chocolate, before a relatively gentle finish. Not a session beer by any means, but ok as a one-off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
11/11/13. Happy Veterans Day and Happy Birthday, Chris! Initiating turbo boosters early today. Basically our weekend. Letís DO THIS! 12oz bottle from the new Winter Mix Pack... stoked for 2 new ticks. The chocolate bock was always solid back in the day, so figured Iíd give this one a go. Brown pour, more or less, with some reddish hues, all under a nice khaki head that fades to a film and a ring and laces okay. Big cherry aroma, distinctly fruity, seems like a flavoring in a way because it reminds me of cherry candy as opposed to cherries themselves. There also some dark chocolate and maltiness. Less cherry in the flavor, but still there for sure, again candy-like in a way, and slightly tart. The malt and chocolate shines through more in the flavor, rich, dark chocolate, bready, creamy, and smooth. Tasty enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, deep reddish-brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter cherries and cocoa over darker chocolates and a little molasses.. really smelled like chocolate-covered cherries. The flavor found sweeter cocoa and cherries at the core with dry, toasted chocolates and lightly-tart cherry skins around.. finished with more chocolate-covered cherries. Medium-bodied with creamy-ish carbonation on the palate.. sweeter than I wanted, but it felt good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Trade with Aurelius - thanks! Dark brown pour, thin khaki colored head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries, a hint of potting soil. Flavor is sweet with some nice cherry accents, some milk chocolate goodness, a touch of red licorice in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Enjoyable in small doses. Could get cloying in large doses.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
12oz bottle. Aroma is notes of sweet cherries in syrup, with some light chocolate notes. Flavor was like a cherry cordial, bittersweet chocolate notes, some milk chocolate character. Itís what it says it is.


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