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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!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 Bottle. First impression: "Holy crap, this is delicious!" Deep and ruby-black, this has not a lot of head. But the aroma and flavors are bountiful. Rich with brownie-like sweet chocolate, topped with some very well finessed cherry syrup. Brilliant. (#5401, 12/30/2013)

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keithmoon (13) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Very smooth and drinkable...Slight hint of cherry with chocolate overtones...The color is dark and opaque with very little light through the glass when held up...Basically desert in a glass. I love it !!! I wish they had this in bottles instead of just draft so I could buy em up.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
COMRADEJOSH (293) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Strong aroma of cherry like a cherry cordial. Deep black in appearance like a stout. The taste though is out of this word strong dark chocolate flavor that is smooth and combines well with the cherry taste. Very malty on the palate and just enough carbonation to balance with acidity. Canít say enough good about this beer. I loved the chocolate bock last year and this just takes this to a new level.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
12oz bottle. If you like those chocolate covered cherries you see around winter holidays and appreciate a darker beer this would be right up your alley. It tastes stongly of candied cherries with a solid dark chocolate finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBodyBenz (44) - Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Delicious chocolate covered cherries, only in the beer form. Truly enough said!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3773) - - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
penguinfinity (106) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle. Smells of cherries and chocolate like the bottle says. Pours dark, canít see a thing through it. Taste is like cherries, but a sharper flavor, less like cherry candy and more like cough drops, due to the beer. The taste lives up to the name, but it seems like it could offer a little more. Still, what is there is pretty amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown color. Decent head. Fresh smashed cherry aroma. Chocolate taste. Medium thick body. Very true.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Samuel Adams releases a lot of seasonal beers. Theyíre almost always unusual in some way - usually itís the ingredients. Some of these creations are bold but ultimately bad and some are surprisingly (and happily) decent. Cherry Chocolate Bock isnít that different from these other beers, conceptually. The chocolate and cherry ingredients are intriguing additions to a bock beer. Whatís different from a lot of the aforementioned beers is that this one is pretty awesome. It has a cola-colored body with a velvet-soft, tan head. The cherry aroma is fresh, sweet perfection. The taste offers a lot of chocolate and cherry sweetness, but thereís a nice touch of fruity tartness to keep it from being overly sweet. Iíd like a little more richness and complexity from the taste. Still, itís hard to complain when you have flavors that are this good, and this balanced. Iíd very happily have another one of these right now.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (2029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Bottled for 2013. Yay!! Iíve long been a huge fan of chocolate bock, even when it was in big overpriced bottles. This could have gone so wrong. Cherry flavor can end up medicinal, but they really nail the cherry in this, especially in the nose. Slightly tart and complex and nearly perfectly balanced. The flavor is a little sweeter. A lesson in decadence from a 5.8% beer. Like German chocolate cake spiked with tart and sweet cherries. LOVE this. Wish I could get just this instead of the mixer :) Aroma 9.5, flavor 8.5."


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