kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color. Decent head. Fresh smashed cherry aroma. Chocolate taste. Medium thick body. Very true.
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
beerbill (3324) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours a clear deep brown that still allows light to pass through with a tan head. Pleasant aroma of cherries and chocolate. The flavor is black cherries with chocolate and a bit of caramel. Definitely a sweeter beer, which I enjoy. Medium bodied. An enjoyable beer for me.
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; from winter sampler. Really liked the original chocolate bock, so I hope this is at least near that level. Dark brown to black with a light brown head. Aroma of cherries, Dr. Pepper, with some muted chocolate and caramel notes. Definitely not an improvement. Not bad, but a bit messy. Some sweet and tart cherry flavor; not too "fake" or medicinal which was good. Some dry chocolate notes and earthiness in the finish. Palate was a little weak. Does get better throughout. Good overall.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/1/11 sam adams cherry choco bock on tap @ pap.
over heard, "it tastes like christmas!".
Porter color w red tints, ow tannish head. Clear.
A is choco covered cherries!... a little musty and caramel.
F=same but too weak and too sweet...very unchristmas, jerk. 7/4/6/3/13
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown and medium creamy off white head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is cherry and cocoa. Thin mouthfeel with rich chocolate and cherry flavor. Good.
thegreenrooster (3157) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is an almost black with a large tan head. Aroma is cherry and maybe a bit of chocolate. Flavor is actually more of the chocolate with a minor cherry. Kinda like a cherry cordial. Not much different than the chocolate bock but with a little cherry flavoring added.
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear dark brown with a tan head.
Aroma of chocolate cordial cherries in a box.
The flavor follows what you expect to get from the aroma.
A bit artificially sweet to me.