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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6347) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
wow, was looking forward to this- but quite the let down .. . pours a deep copper amber .. low foam, almost no lacing .. . messy sticky mouthfeel, and damned alcoholic .. . light maple smoke and boozy bacon drippings .. . no, this is so out of whack.. . i’m surprised about this one; the mouth + abv kills this one, just very messy and one dimensional- oh well .. . . Who asked for fruits drunk at a bar? l asked for new recruits drunk at the bar...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Cinder Bock
Date: March 02, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy beige head, scattered streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet smokey aroma, candy caramel bock sweetness, lots of woody smokyness
Flavor: sweet bock flavor, caramel sweetness with that malt candy character, big time smoke balances the sweetness, light earthyness falls out of the smoke for a smokey earthy finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1313) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2012
#499. Thanks joel. Bottle, poured a clear, amber copper color, med light head. Aroma is very interesting; getting bacon, smoke, wood, cocoa, caramel. Med light sweetness, light bitter. Lite on carbonation. Medium body. Nice smoked flavor leads to malt body and slight hop. Glad I tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1304) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Aroma strong with smoke and bacon. The beer pours a ruby red with an off-white head. The taste is very much like the aroma, smokey up front and sweet and malty. The alcohol comes through a bit at the end and the bacon lingers a bit on the tounge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3220) - Montana, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle pours a clear red/copper with a thick tan head. Scent is smoked pork, dark sugar and toffee. Taste is smoke, caramel and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Deep red brown with small tan head. Aroma bacon-like smoke and a little caramel. Medium-full body with alcohol pretty hidden. Flavor is smoky but not unpleasantly so, strong background of malt and bread and mostly dry finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2012
This one surprised me. Dark brown color with creamy off white head that fades quickly. Aroma of malt, smoke, and caramel sweetness. Taste is the same with the alcohol well hidden. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (899) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Caramel malt and some smoke in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and malty, then finishes with some smoke that provides nice balance without being overpowering. Carbonation gives very creamy mouthfeel. One of the best beers I’ve had from Sam Adams in a long time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5213) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. I brought it. Coppery hued with a light tan head that lasts nicely. Not a big aroma but it has smoke. I also taste smoke with meat and cinnamon. It is sweet and just a bit prickly. This is fairly hot. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
22oz Sam Adams bottle, Batch #1. Vintage 2012. Dark reddish-brown color, light tan head. Sweet smell of smoke. Aroma of smoked meat. Sweet malt has flavors of toffee and heavy caramel. Finishes with a hearty flavor of smoke and a touch of spice. (3273)

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