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RATINGS: 318   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!


1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. The smell is one of the worst things I have ever put near my nose, and I used to work with some nasty shit in a chemistry lab. The smell is sickeningly sweet and SUPER cherry, like cough syrup. And not good cough syrup. The chocolate comes through underneath in the taste, but the cherries are the first thing you get. Not really a fan of this one. Oy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4043) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3968) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3966) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3960) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3831) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown color. Decent head. Fresh smashed cherry aroma. Chocolate taste. Medium thick body. Very true.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Draft at mellow mushroom. Pours black with a thin khaki head though this might not be accurate since the beer was served in a refrigerated glass. Definite cherry notes on the nose but they’re more of the sticky sweet variety. Not getting much chocolate on the tongue but definitely more sweet cherry. Finishes clean. Not bad but hoping this was going to be better.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
Very good beer. NIce to drink, smell and look to. Cherry smalls and creamy unflitered features all the time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2012
tap (jan 6, 2012) - Pours very dark amber with a small head. The aroma is really dominated by the cherries. It tastes sweet with cherries at the forefront then the chocolate. The sweetness carries into the finish. This medium bodied brew is like drinking a chocolate covered cherry. It’s sweet but not cloying. Good.


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