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Sam Adams has just released 4 beer in the brewery’s new Small Batch Series, and aren’t stopping there. Cinder Bock looks to join the crew next year. Cinder is billed as a “rauchbock” or smoke bock. Unusual and playful this half-breed brew begins with a rush of smoky, almost savory, aromas and flavors. The distinctive campfire smokiness of a rauchbier lingers and beings to reveal the rich and velvety malt smoothness of a double bock with a notes of toffee and caramel. This roguish brew transforms from its bold start to a hearty and satisfying finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3306) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent pale tan head. Malty aroma has a strong yeasty overtone and a hint of - is that beef jerky? Flavor has a malty core with tones of smoke, barbecue and caramel and a hint of yeast. It’s almost like drinking a well-smoked sausage. (Ugh - I’m a vegetarian, but this is beer!) Smooth texture has above average body and some decent fizz. Like barbecue? Try this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Better beer than I expected. Nice bitterness to balance with the sweetness of malt which balances all that smoke. Bacon, camp fire, pork rinds. Good stuff. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Pour from 22 ounce bomber into a snifter. This beer a amber-brown color with a 2-finger tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is very smokey. Taste starts out smokey and finishes up with a noticeable malt presence with the smokey presence still lingering. Not real hoppy and the alcohol is well hidden. Overall this a very interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Nice smoked nose. A little bit of sweetness as well. Flavor is fairly smokey. There is a bit of sweetness coming through as well. A bit of alcohol as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Mahogony-bronze beer with a dark cream head. Smoke/bacon aroma with malt. Sweet malt and smoke/bacon flavor with light toffee. Medium bodied. Smoke and bacon lingers with sweet caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1103) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured a deep reddish color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is very smokey with bacon and wood. It pretty much dominates the aroma. Wow, there is also a lot of smoke in the taste. A little bit too much I think. It’s like drinking bacon. Some sweet creamy flavors as well, but the smoke is just too much for me. Some caramel in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
A good smoked beer. Aroma was good. Ash and bacon were there, but not overpowering. Pour was a nice deep dark amber with a one finger off white head. Taste was a great mix of a good bock beer (sweet burnt honey, caramel and lager) and a nice smokey back bone. The smoke compliments the flavor and stays through to the finish. I like my smoked beers to be a little smokier, but this would be a good introduction to the style.Nice carbonation rounds the beer out. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pour is a clear dark copper with a small tan head. Aroma is baked ham with some caramel malt. Flavor has more of a bacon meatyness to it. Finish leaves a nice smoky bacon on the tounge. A good smoked beer for those that don’t really like smoked, like me. A decent meatyness and smoke flavor but not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
murph3irish (17) - Linthicum, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Very interesting bock. Looked gorgeous. The smell was very off putting at first. Smelled like a damp charcoal grill and smoked ham or bacon. First impression was bad but taking the beer for what it is, I looked deeper. A great beer overall. Not my style but still very happy I tried it. Taste was just like smell but there was a sweet honey bbq like front side. Wouldn’t buy this again but don’t regret giving it a shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle, dark amber brown with no head Aroma is malty sweet, flavor of hot bacon fat, maple syrup, roasted chestnuts, dense syrupy finish

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