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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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3303) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2012
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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3078) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2894) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
16oz draft at Old Chicago. Pours black with about a finger of light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and Queen Anne cherries. Taste is exactly the same. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Too sweet for my style but probably a good intro to craft. There is not a lot going on here, but you really can’t fault SA. They did name it absolutely correct.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 My buddy had a bottle of this leftover from winter so I couldn’t resist the dusty bottle in August. Smells and tastes like a cherry cordial. Really quite good. Not overly sweet or chocolatey, but very similar to the holiday candy. I’d do this again for dessert any time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2728) - 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

3.5
   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


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