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RATINGS: 315   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!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4842) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin light brown head. Aroma of very strong cherries, roasted malt, alcohol, nuts, earth and a touch of alcohol - very good. Medium-bodied; Rich chocolate and cherry flavour and a lot of roasted malt with a super strong earthy and chocolate malt flavour that persists throughout. Aftertaste shows a very sweet chocolate and especially cherry flavour with a nice robust flavour and a good complexity and some subtle spices. Overall, a very nice and complex beer with a lot of cherries and roasted malt flavours coupled with some chocolate and very light spices. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a twelve pack sampler purchased from Stop & Shop (Giant) in Newtown, Connecticut sampled at my brother-in-law’s house in Milton, Connecticut on 27-November-2013.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4697) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Medium bodied. Chocolate forward, some chocolate syrup tones. Deep brown black body. Thin, fading beige head. Overly sweet and doubling down on artificiality, this is a pretty unacceptable Bock. Maraschino cherry aroma. Easy drinking, smooth enough. The thing I dislike the most about this beer is that it calls itself a Bock.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Had to guess what this looks like. The aroma is much more cherry than chocolate. This basically tastes like a cherry cordial, but without the awful texture of the marchiano cherry. Pretty good as a single beer, definitely not sessionable..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
From the Winter dampler. Decent beer. Cherry in the flavor and aroma. A lottle sweet, brown sugar and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4528) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a Sam glass. Mocha head crackles and recedes to nothing. Cherry lolipop aromas. Medium bodied with chocolate and cherry lolipop overload front to back. Leaves an odd, bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Love the aroma -- smells like chocolate covered cherries -- sweet, cocoa, cherry pop tart, tangy. Good label, Sam longneck. Very dark brown, clear - but you can’t see very far through it. Tastes like chococherries as well, sweet, lots of bittersweet cocoa. Slightly biscuity and roasty in the finish, aftertaste is like the flavor. Walmart.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap @ TacoMac, John’s Creek. 11oz pour. Black, thin tan head, legs. Tastes like black cherry cola with a hint of burnt malt. Wild cherry lifesaver smell. An ok session.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4199) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to jcwatts, thanks John. Poured a medium density dark black body under a small to average creamy beige head. Aroma starts off as cherry soda and then dusty chocolate picks up, toast, cherry juice. Medium body that is creamy with stronger carbonation. Flavor of chocolate, cherry juice, well done toast, grains, cereal, dry chocolate cake. Interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 new rating this year 2013; much better smell. OLD: On tap at 1 for the road but here it was listed as cherry chocolate stout @ 7% so I’m not sure if this is the right place for this rating. Big black pour. Not much aroma but I do detect a hint of fruit or cherry in the background. Initially, this stuff has lots of cherry in there supported by a choco background. Goodly amount of co2 in there and it makes it more pleasant than i was expecting. Chocolate becomes more apparent as the session continues. Almost evolves to a soda kind of testure on the palate. You would never know this is more than 5%, hides the alky very well. Decent overall beer experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4150) - 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.


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