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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!


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TwoSipDip (8898) - 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 (992) - 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 (237) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pulverized chocolate and tenderized cherry flesh, there is none better. Aromatic utopia and a malty, decadent mouthfeel. The perfect dessert beer after a hearty, uneven cut of turkey breast and a dollop of mashed potatoes christens your stomach. Hang up those hops and hardbarked masculinity at the door and enjoy.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Rich aroma of sweet cherries and milk chocolate. It pours a rich deep black color. It starts of with a nice tart cherry taste, combined with a creamy milk chocolate that is not too sweet. It also has a really nice mouthful. I agree this could be better if it added a nutty flavor, sweet cherry start but sour finish, and a higher alcohol content. However even without this its really really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (196) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Oh yeah, this is some good stuff. Excellent aroma of chocolate and cherries, rich but not overbearing. Taste is a good balance between sweet and bitter, with the chocolate coming through nicely while still tasting like a beer. I could drink this on a regular basis, not just the holidays. Even people that don’t normally like beer may like this one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
12ounce bottle, single .. . pours a dark burnt nutshell .. medium foam and stuff .. . don’t disturb me when i’m cleaning my room! .. . cherry skin, chocolate covered cherries, dark cocoa, rat tail, and black comb .. . stick together .. . pretty nice, quite a bit lighter than the original chocolate bock 22 ouncers but the taste is awesome!! . . ...

quiet down dribble lip!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Great cherry scent and taste. mixes well with the chocolate tones. Small brown head fades quickly, very dark in color. Not able to see through it in a pint glass even when held up to the light. Absolutely delicious. Was expecting a little thicker mouth feel judging by color...... but does not subtract from how good it is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Dark pour with a beautiful reddish tint. Smells distinctly of cherries with a very slight chocolate hint. Taste is about the same, with a nice smooth cherry taste at first sip followed up with a mild to moderately tart finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1671) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Had this on tap at old chicago with my slutty sister.... black pour and to state the obvious.. chocolate cherry


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