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RATINGS: 313   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Tap at rrbf. Pours muddy brown with small cream colored head. Nose is sweet cocoa, light cherry flesh and stem, a bit of rum. This tastes very similar to those chocolate cherry cordial candies and I was kinda surprised how much I liked it. Maybe it’s because I had the Chocolate squirrel immediately before.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Aroma is cherries, mild chocolate and slight musty notes. The flavor is cherries, chocolate undertones, malts and a dryish/sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3853) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
12 oz bottle from a sampler pack. Nose is cherry, chocolate, and some light background wheat and banana. Hazy dark brown with a small cinnamon head. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, cherry, and a small,lightly tart/funky note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3811) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz bottle. Deep ruby brown with an average sized cream colored head. Aroma is of maraschino cherries, chocolate ice cream, and cranberry sauce. Taste is of chocolate, sweet cherries, roasted malts, and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle: Pours nearly black, rubied, with a thick tan head. Chocolate and cherry aroma....(surprise!) Taste is creamy, milk chocolate over cherries. Cherry is just right, not overpowering. Chocolate is velvety rich. Really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3800) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish color with rosy highlights. Beige head. Aroma is lots of cherry notes, and some roasted malts. Flavor is also lots of cherry mixed with some sweeter chocolatey notes. Wow this is actually pretty good. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3788) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
On draft at 5 points in Athens. Very Nice dark clear brown pour with not much ring of head. Nice tart cherry and light cocoa roast. Not sweet as much as I thought it would be, but in a good way. Not fake or syrup. I’d drink this again

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3786) - - NOV 12, 2013
bottle. deep brown/red with small tan head. big red candied cherry nose with chocolate. tart red cherry up-front and finishes with milk chocolate hershey bar sweetness. medium body. awesome! the chocolate bock fans are going to love this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3774) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2013
12 oz. Nearly opaque chocolate with a lasting topping of creamy foam. Pleasant and straightforward aroma of sweet dark cherries and a touch of dark chocolate. Taste opens with sweet and mildly tart cherry and dark berry. Semi-sweet dark chocolate fades in along with a faint trace of woody hop in the long aftertaste. Medium body is smooth and a bit too sweet, but the acidity of the cherries and chocolate provides some much-needed astringency. Definitely a dessert beer. A little less cherry sweetness would have been better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3720) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown color. Decent head. Fresh smashed cherry aroma. Chocolate taste. Medium thick body. Very true.


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