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RATINGS: 316   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Sampled on 12/31/2014. This fruit beer pours a dark brown/black color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and good retention. The aroma is fruity, bready and sweet, hints of cherry, chocolate, and dark fruit. A medium bodied fruit/bock beer. The malts are dark fruity, bready and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance of fruit, chocolate and malts. A touch sweet but very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with some cherry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a hazed brown to black with a thin beige head. Smells just like a cherry cordial from the drugstore, big cherry and chocolate, and a lot of sweetness. Medium bodied, creamy chocolate and toast. Light cherry. Nice and sweet, caramel and coffee, chewy, long smooth caramel and roast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2012
A black appearance with a small beige head. Faint aromas of chocolate and cherries. The flavor is rather sweet with some chocolate, cherries, and spices. The finish is somewhat sour but mostly sweet. Overall this beer is pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Tap @ True North. Dark pour with small brown head. Aroma is cherry with some chocolate. Flavor is similar, cherry is maybe slightly syrupy. Quite creamy; easy drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
On tap @ Freakin Frog, apparently the only keg in the state of Nevada. Very dark brown, medium light brown head. Aroma and flavour are dark chocolate covered cherries. Fairly lighting the body but not short on flavour. Balanced by a roasty dry bitterness in the finish. Really tasty, provided you like chocolate covered cherries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
On draft at 5 points in Athens. Very Nice dark clear brown pour with not much ring of head. Nice tart cherry and light cocoa roast. Not sweet as much as I thought it would be, but in a good way. Not fake or syrup. I’d drink this again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2012
tap (jan 6, 2012) - Pours very dark amber with a small head. The aroma is really dominated by the cherries. It tastes sweet with cherries at the forefront then the chocolate. The sweetness carries into the finish. This medium bodied brew is like drinking a chocolate covered cherry. It’s sweet but not cloying. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (841) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
12 OZ bottle from a variety pack. Pours dark brown with foamy, long lasting, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of cherries; chocolate toasted malt, cacao and hint of spices. Body full and smooth. Taste is of cherries, toasted malt, cacao and hint of hops. Finish is long and sweet. Good desert brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1965) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Dark cola brown pour with a quick medium beige head. Strong cherry and chocolate aromas as expected. Some coffee as well. Lighter bodied than anticipated, chocolate, fruit not as dominant as aroma suggests. Roasted malt, cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (437) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Nice dark rich color, small head. Unmistakable aroma, there’s boo question what you will be tasting. A bit too sweet which makes the cherry linger longer than it should.


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