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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 14/20
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2014
bottle - This brew has a pleasant wood smoke aroma with caramel/toffee malt character. It’s very sweet tasting with caramel and smoke. Hops presence is minimal, even in the finish, with malt sweetness and smoke lingering in this full bodied brew. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1887) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
While I’m not usually a fan of smoked beers, this one wasn’t too bad. Smoke and malt on the nose with just a little sweetness; follows onto the palate. Finishes with sweetness, toffee-like flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Rated on 6-04-2012 (Bottle-Batch No. 1) This beer pours a medium sized semi-fizzy ivory head that mostly diminishes, transparent deep orange body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is lightly smokey, hops and caramel malt. The flavor is lightly smokey, hops and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is not very smokey for the style. It is easy to drink and the ABV is well hidden. This is not one of my favorite beer styles but it is worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a lacy tan head. Aroma was sweet and smoky with caramel and toffee. Flavor was quite sweet and malty with caramel, smoke, brown bread and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3451) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle bought through craftbeer.se. Pours rubyish dark brown with a frothy and fizzy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and smokey with sweet dark bread, smoked sausage, dried ham, hay, caramel, golden syrup, burnt wood, smoke and hints of sweet soy sauce. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and smokey with sweet dark bread, caramel, biscuits, dry cured ham, smoked sausage, hay, butterscotch hard candy, burnt wood, smoke, burnt cereal, persimmon, alcohol, sweet soy sauce and toffee. Mouthfeel is syrupy, round, sticky sweet, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and smokey with caramel, sweet dark bread, biscuits, hay, moist soil, burnt wood, smoke, sweet soy sauce, smoked sausage and hints of orange peal. Solid offering that’s slightly too sweet and heavy to be really enjoyable.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lukedarock (245) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Iffy idk bout this style im sure its good if u like this style but def not for me strong abv tho!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rproff78 (153) - - FEB 28, 2014
Very good strong bock beer. Sam Adams continues to surprise me with tasty beers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a muddy brown with a light tan head and sweet malty caramel aroma. Taste is of sweet malt and caramel up front, with underlying burnt bread and biscuit with a strong, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1682) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bomber. Pours a a dark muddy brown pour with a java colored losse head. Nose is deep malt and caramel with a bit of liquid smoke. Taste is very rich malt and intense caramel with smoke and some sweetness breaking through. Finishes on the same rich and heavy tasting notes, definitely heavy on the palate while drinking and through the finish. Alcohol buried in the taste. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Lots of caramel malt. Sweet, rich, almost syrupy but not cloying. Not too strong or bacony, just a nice oaky smoke flavor.

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