drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a hazy dark brown with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of a very sweet maraschino cherries with a backing chocolate note to cut the sweetness slightly. Flavor was strong with maraschino cherries with the chocolate coming out in the finish. Maraschino cherry note overwhelmed the beer slightly.
downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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)
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Deep brown dense pour with a frothy head. Chocolate and cherry cough drops in this. Moderate palate. Not bad.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught at Whiskey Cake) clear deep ruby-brown, few ine tan bubbles lining the edges. Nose of artificial cherry, sweet Chocolate malt, taste of chocolate malt, artificial cherry, cream, raw grain mash. The linger leaves something to be desired, but itís not terrible. Just ok.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at abraxas. Happy hour. Dark brown, scant head. Aroma has a tangy tartness and no depth. The flavors are fruit tart, like a pop tart filling, and it almost tastes like a brown ale gone sour and the mistake is covered up for my calling it cherry. As it warms some mild nestle qwik type cocoa powder comes out.But anyway, itís drinkable...
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