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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1041) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
~Strong cherry aroma like marachino cherries, chocolate, and bread. ~Pours a very dark brown almost black with lasting creamy yellowish head. ~Cherry flavor with lots of chocolate, pecan and bread. ~medium full bodied, medium low CO2, lingering chocolate bready finish. ~I like this better that the original chocolate bock. Cherries are a very nice touch to a delicious beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3330) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12 oz. bottle. It pours dark brown with some orange highlights and a rather creamy tan head. Holy cow, this smells almost exactly like Dr. Pepper. There’s a little bit of chocolate as well with mild notes of toast and fermentation byproducts. The flavor is actually pretty nice. Dr. Pepper with some rich notes of bread, yeast and chocolate. Full bodied with a nice, balanced cherry character and a sweet cherry chocolate finish. It reminds me of eating one of those chocolate covered cherries and then chasing it with a Dr. Pepper. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1362) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Enjoy before: 04/14. A deep mahogany pour with a thick and creamy khaki head. Loads of maraschino cherries, chocolate, caramel, and a touch of coffee in the aroma. Goes down medium-bodied and fairly smooth. Rich chocolate and caramel flavors start things off taste-wise. Slightly bitter at the end with a touch of roasted coffee. Lots and lots of tart cherries and a little warming alcohol present from start to finish. A very enjoyable dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (494) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a medium head. Chocolate and cherries in the aroma and taste. Pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (510) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Dark brown with a small white foam head. Smells distinctly of chocolate and cherry and tastes the same. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jszetela (9) - - JAN 1, 2014 does not count
Loved this beer. You get a very bold cherry flavor at first taste and it slowly fades into a slightly semisweet chocolate note. Very tasty if you like cherry and chocolate. I love the fact it doesn’t shy away from the cherry, even though others thought it was too much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (828) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brwon with reddish tint, spongy beige large head, cherry aroma,well balanced, not too sweet cherry flavored chocolate taste, longish finish with roasted malt aftertaste. Nice one, enjoyed trying it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (516) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. A- Cherry, chocolate, cream. A- Black color, dark liquid, brown head. T- Medium sweetness, slightly malty, cherries, cocoa. P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- I didn’t have high expectations, but this was actually enjoyable. It seemed a little thin, but the chocolate and cherry tones felt natural and balanced. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (697) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Great beer for start to finsh. Aroma is rich and full of cherry, chocolate and a little tart. A nice flavor profile that starts malty with chocolate and a nice cherry finsh. A great dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2680) - 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.


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