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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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ironicmedic (73) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Drank from bottle 11/2. Nice cherry aroma. Chocolate front with nice cherry finish. Enjoyable and a nice bock.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1357) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours a deep near black with a deep brown tan. Aroma of maraschino cherries. Don't really get the chocolate in the aroma. The taste yields the chocolate in a big way. Cherries up front followed by deep rich cocoa. Good mouthfeel, nice finish. Not overly sweet. Very satisfying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Oh so good. This could easily become one of my new favorite Winter Seasonal beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Best before March of 2014.
Appearance: This might be the most beautiful shade of garnet that I’ve ever seen. Perfect clarity with an opaque center. The brilliant and deep garnet shows on the edges. The head is a frothy tan with good retention. Wow.
Aroma: This smells like a chocolate covered cherry with some maltiness. Wow.
Taste: This drinks about as perfect as this style could have gone. Holy cow. Chocolate covered cherries with a mild bock sweetness. Nothing is cloying, this is prominent chocolate and cherry, but no artificial flavors. Just a very nice beer.
Palate: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall: I am blown away with how good this is. When Sam is on they are on. The flavors go so well together and are balanced very nicely. This is something I would love to have in a 12 pack of to enjoy every once in a while through Winter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 4, 2013
pour a reddish black with a thin dark head. This is smooth chocolate bock with a great chocolate and cherry taste. impressive for S.A.!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
12 oz bottle. Dark and low foam on the pour. Immediate taste of chocolate covered cherries. Some caramel and sugars, along with a heavy malts. This is a sipper and not to be consumed in quantity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle- Pours almost black with red highlights and a one finger light tan head. Aroma is all chocolate covered cherries, like taking a whiff of Maraschino cherry dipped in decadent chocolate. The taste is less dramatic than the aroma, more balanced which i think In this case is a good thing, Maraschino cherries, chocolate, less sweet than the aroma led on. Dessert in a glass!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a fairly clear reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Maraschino cherry x20, chocolate, light vanilla, tart aroma. Flavor is more subdued but still very good. Tart black cherry, caramel, cookie flavor. Very similar to Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat in terms of the cherry. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1384) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
The color is an opaque brown with a large tan head that fades somewhat quickly although a thin layer does stick around, and the indulgent aroma blends chocolate malts, cocoa, and a heavy level of cherries. The taste fuses a high level of umami with a mild sweetness and touch of chocolately bitterness, and the palate is a very pleasant fusion chocolatey finish, medium body, thick texture, and a soft carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Flute. Great cherry and chocolate odor. Pours an almost black color but has little head. Awesome malty mouth feel. Really tasty beer but I think I could only drink one at a time.


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