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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours dark brown with some orange highlights and a rather creamy tan head. Holy cow, this smells almost exactly like Dr. Pepper. There’s a little bit of chocolate as well with mild notes of toast and fermentation byproducts. The flavor is actually pretty nice. Dr. Pepper with some rich notes of bread, yeast and chocolate. Full bodied with a nice, balanced cherry character and a sweet cherry chocolate finish. It reminds me of eating one of those chocolate covered cherries and then chasing it with a Dr. Pepper. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12/29/2013: Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock Special Release... Aroma and flavor are overwhelmingly cherry medice at first, but as the beer has a chance to breathe a bit, it also improves. The cherry mellows out to a dark cherry and becomes way less medicinal and the soft cocoa nibs and Tootsie Roll-like milk chocolate is more evident. I particularly like the molasses and smoky caramel characteristics in the finish. I liked the old Chocolate Bock and enjoy this beer for the most part as well, although the cherry might be a bit too much at times. Drinks a bit like a chocolate covered liqueur-filled cherry! The moderate level of alcohol is nice, but this one doesn’t necessarily go down too quickly since it seems to have a thicker body to it. The deep, chocolate brown color with a reddish tint and dense, ivory-colored head are nice too. Overall, this is a solid brew that is quite appropriate for the holiday season. 12 fl. oz. bottle (5.8% ALC/VOL; Enjoy Before MAY14) from Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio. Rating #263 for this beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtafro (2794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Draft. Black pour no head. Cherry dominated aroma, almost medicinal in character. Some lighter chocolate, covered by artificially sweetened and medicinal cherry tones. Ugh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Tap at international Beer Fest 2011. The aroma is almost entirely cherry and chocolate, like a cordial. The appearance is an attractive deep brown/red, slightly translucent, cream-colored head. The flavor is chocolate, cherry, caramel, almost all malt. The finish has a light pine neddle bitterness. Medium/thick in body. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. Brown with small head. Both the cherry and chocolate are quite prominent within a malty base. Sweet and pleasant. Seems like a great beer to have around a fireplace or campfire.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Dark pour with a thin thin head. Aroma is toasty with hints of cherry and espresso. Dry body. Chocolate and Dark fruit. Decent but far from mind blowing

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2589) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a big brown head. Aroma and taste are the same. Cheap Cherry Cordials with some roasted malt and booze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2012
A black appearance with a small beige head. Faint aromas of chocolate and cherries. The flavor is rather sweet with some chocolate, cherries, and spices. The finish is somewhat sour but mostly sweet. Overall this beer is pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2544) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
26 dec 2013, bottle. Dark burgundy/brown. Nose is canned maraschino cherries. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Cherries are tamed by toasted grain and almost a ginger ale flavor no guess it is nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2486) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled from Walmart. Super deep ruby in color. Nose is strong on the cherry with a nice bit of roastiness in there as well. Full bodied up front. Good balance of cherry and roasted malts. Tastes like a cherry stout more than a bock. Pretty tasty. Nice subtle cheery chocolate aftertaste.


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