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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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
horto008 (161) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Rocket City Brew Fest 2011. Very enjoyable. It was like a malty cherry coke. Cherry was absolutely dominant on the palate but the dark chocolate and slight bitterness offset the sweetness well. Very carbonated and a moderate body. Interesting stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Growler shared by a friend. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, chocolate and a bit of an estery note. Chocolate malty flavor with a sweet maraschino cherry blast before a roasty and nutty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1480) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
very smooth, very flavorful. Poured very dark with almost no head. The chocolate was more prominate then the cherry but it still had a really nice balance. Try this one!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (762) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Cola colored beer with a tan head. Aromas of some coffee/earthy scents and medicinal cherry. Tastes of earthy notes, toasted barley, some mild coffee, hints of dark chocolate, and sweet cherries. Finish is of sweet cherry and chocolate. The cherry flavor is masterful in this one, it compliments the chocolaty flavors without overwhelming them. Silky smooth, medium bodied, easy to drink, and very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerandhockey8 (232) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a brown.-black, thin tan head. Nose is dominated by cherries, light chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is medium bodied, mostly bitter taste but the tartness from the cherries also coming through. Finishes very silky with a thicker texture. Liked this one, could be a little more complex though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3800) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle: Pours nearly black, rubied, with a thick tan head. Chocolate and cherry aroma....(surprise!) Taste is creamy, milk chocolate over cherries. Cherry is just right, not overpowering. Chocolate is velvety rich. Really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garebear22 (3) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
A: It smells like cherries and chocolate. Not really too surprising. A: Dark brown color with a dark tan head. T: Tastes like a dark beer with cherry and chocolate. I enjoyed it. Drinks smooth all the way through. P: Medium body, smooth feel. Decent carbonation. Overall: Tasty beer. I enjoyed it. Cherry and chocolate flavors stand out nicely. Not too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5144) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is chocolate covered cherries. A bit of dates followed by the cherries with a touch of funk. Medium body with good carbonation. Pretty good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (696) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Wonderful aroma of cherries, rich dark colour no head. Taste of chocolate covered cherries, sweet palate with a hint of cherries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2257) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
a nice cherry flavor, not deep, and not too sweet. fresh and ripe bright cherry flavor with a good chocolate flavor that invades and pushes out the good cherry flavor. i don’t like chocolate cherry anything but this was pretty good. some bock in there but hey this is a nice holiday brew. bit of malt in there. fuller smooth body and the beer has good seperation between cherry and chocolate flavors. fun beer!


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