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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
lmatos (28) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Nice smoky aroma and a nice appearance. Is to bitter, smoky and bitter for my taste. Seems a little bit salty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
22oz bottle served in a Allagash cervoise glass Batch - 1 A - Dark brown tea colored body with 2 fingers of yellowish tan head. Bubbles are fine and stick to the glass quite well. Excellent retention for such a high abv. S - Toasted bread, faint smokiness in the background, some fruity yeast wrapped in a hefty malt bill, toasted caramel, smokey molasses, candied bacon T - Sweet upfront followed by salty caramel, molasses, brown bread, sticky dried dark fruits, smoke is very faint is only an accent to the strong malt base. Finishes sticky, nutty, and sweet. M - Full bodied, creamy carbonation, sweet rich finish. Sweeter than expected. Wish the smoke showed up a bit more. It needed another balancing component to combat the malts. Drinks very easy for such a high ABV. I would have never have guessed his to be ABV 9.4. Not sure how old this is but I think batch - 1’s smoke has faded. Serving type: bottle 05-04-2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Smells like a bag of teriyaki jerky. It is a golden brown. Taste is very jerky/malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours a clear red-orange amber with fizzy head and decent lacing. At first whiff, cold, freshly poured, the aroma is all smoked meats and jerky. At this point, I don’t even know if I’m going to be finishing this bomber. The flavor was similar, but more tolerable due to sweeter caramel malts and a light earthy bitterness. Smoky throughout. Alcohol well-hidden, better as it warms and settles. No problem finishing at the end, but this style still hasn’t won me over yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (4708) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Bomber bottle. Ruby amber with orangish head. Aroma very malty, caramel, slight smoke and dark sugar. Taste is similar, toffee, dark sugar, perfume and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz, at Printz in Stockholm (Tele2 Arena) on October 26, 2013.
Marked with Batch No. 2 on the back label.
Hazy reddish brown color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Some more complex sugars and higher alcohols. Malty, toffee, some light smoke, sweet taste. Grainy and sweet aftertaste. Medium a bit fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Also some smoked aftertaste. Bottle wasn’t gushing, but was slowly working the foam/head out of the bottle by itself. A light Fusarium contamination on the grains perhaps?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
(bottle) clear bright amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of smoke, roast, toffee; thick palate; rich and balanced flavour; very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a little lighter in color and more carbonated then expected for a double bock. Otherwise this is a tasty beer and the best offering I’ve tasted from Samuel Adams so far. Nice smoky taste with a sweetness that actually reminds me more of a barley wine then a double bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Hazy deep ruby liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of light smoke, toffee, bread, light ham, toast and light raw sugar. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of light smoke, toffee, bread and light raw sugar. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite nice.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
gym399 (26) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Because I absolutely love Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock I was really excited to try this a year or two ago. I tried it and hated it so much that I figured I had a bad bottle so I tried it again this weekend. It may have gotten worse. Weird bitterness with not nearly enough smokiness.

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