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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Juelze (1138) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (853) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4901) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4157) - 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)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 11, 2012
From the bottle. Whiffs of smoke and alcohol, Rich boozy sweetness with a good amount of smoke coming through, soft mouth feel, the booze out lingers the taste of smoke. Decent interpretation

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1852) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a Dimpled Mug at 42°. Color is a bright amber with good carbonation and a tight Soft looking head. Aroma is smoky with a light malt note. It has a medium body with a smooth, almost creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich with caramel, malt and smoke. In the after taste a bit of hop spice and a mild bitterness show with a hint of the smoke hanging on. Overall its a very well done brew, evenly balanced with mellow flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4352) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pours bright mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with medium retention recedes hug rim. Smoky sweet caramel aromas. Sweet dark thick molasses upfront turning smoky in the lasting warm toffee finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle/22oz - Pours a clear reddish brown in color with a very small light tan head and low carbonation. Aroma is quite smokey with almost a BBQ character to it... caramel malts add to the effect. Flavor is quite smokey with some dark fruit... malty and slightly sweet. Little presence of the ABV in this... well hidden. Unfortunately, the smokiness fades to an unpleasant medicinal flavor that hangs on through the finish. Without that, this would be a good beer... too bad...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Pours translucent ruby with 2-finger splotchy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, very smoky, with a definite vinous fruit nose, and hops. The taste is smoked malt, caramel, one of the sweeter rauchbiers I have had, with mid-palate hops and some red wine grapey hints. I’d love to see the recipe on this, as it really reminds me of a low level rauch-barleywine of sorts, and with the heavy malt bill of a bock, and with more hops.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kirk36 (121) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Beef jerky in a glass! 75 characters my ass! What can I say about a sweet tasting beef jerky beer? Too sweet, too commercial, too beefy, too smoky, commercial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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