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RATINGS: 316   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
micieli6000 (27) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Great looking beer but doesnít have much a a palate which is disappointing. U get much more cherry flavor than chocolate. Still smooth to drink and not as heavy as u would think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xblanchard29x (26) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobGuts (22) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Comparted it side by side to a local brewery in the area called Triptych who just came out with their own (very limited supply) Cherry Chocolate. Really is no comparison. I was expecting more from a Sam Adams. I will pick up another grower now. Sorry Sam, you lose this taste test.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
If you like a glassful of chocolate covered cherries then this is the beer for you. Aroma was of chocolate covered cherries. The taste was much of the same. Very sweet. Not bad but couldnít drink more than one or two without needing to have something with a little more hops to counter balance my palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keithmoon (13) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Very smooth and drinkable...Slight hint of cherry with chocolate overtones...The color is dark and opaque with very little light through the glass when held up...Basically desert in a glass. I love it !!! I wish they had this in bottles instead of just draft so I could buy em up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thejay801 (12) - - NOV 11, 2013
Winter pack from costco. Can smell the chocolate and cherry. Great taste and not overwhelming. Leaves aftertaste of chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jszetela (9) - - JAN 1, 2014 does not count
Loved this beer. You get a very bold cherry flavor at first taste and it slowly fades into a slightly semisweet chocolate note. Very tasty if you like cherry and chocolate. I love the fact it doesnít shy away from the cherry, even though others thought it was too much.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
dantheman4162 (9) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
Aroma was cherryheavy. Taste Too sweet on the cherries. Chocolate subtle but there Syrupy. Smooth beer otherwise. Not a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanny24 (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
I was initially disappointed when I saw Sam had tweaked their chocolate bock to this new Cherry Chocolate Bock. But, as a fan of Sam, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and tried it with an open mind. Still, not as good as the Chocolate Bock, but still an excellent winter beer. The chocolate is overwhelmed by the cherry, though the cherry--to me--did not seem as overpowering as it is the Cherry Wheat. Very good beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Globe199 (6) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
Last year the Sam Adams Chocolate Bock is the one that piled up at the back of our fridge, left over from the holiday sampler. At least if that one wasnít desirable, it was drinkable. But this one is simply awful. It tastes like Nyquil. They put an artificial cherry flavour in there so you donít taste the medicine. This is like drinking an entire bottle of Nyquil. I could not finish this and dumped the remaining half. As for the appearance, as others noted, it has a decent head that disappears quickly. Bellís Oarsmen is the only worse beer Iíve ever had.

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