RateBeer
overall
91
90
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


hopslammer's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2012
This is an interesting beer. The first "official" rauch styled beer for me. I made one myself, but it...well let’s move on. it smells and tastes the same, an unusual feat if you ask me. Very sweet, almost brown/maple sugary context. Very good though. The smoke flavor comes to me as..don’t laugh...hot dogs or ketchup (or catsup depending on your geographic preference). Apparently I like drinking hot dogs because I am loving this beer, and so can you for only 7.99$ (in Indiana). Drink long and prosper (aka get drunk if so inclined).


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, grain, caramel, wood, and biscuit. Flavor of grain, caramel, smoke, toffee, and brown sugar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016

Bottle 1pt.6fl.oz.

[ As Samuel Adams Cinder Bock ].
Unclear matt medium brown amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dark malt, smoke, wood, light phenol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, candy - sugary, smoke, wood, dark malt, caramel, light phenol, light alcohol, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160124]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18115) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle at Nya Tröls, thanks to fonefan. Cloudy dark Amber/brownish beer with a decent beige head. Fruity aroma, smoked, grapes, caramel, biscuits, vinous notes. Smoked fruity flavor, grapes, brown sugar, caramel, toffee raisins, figs, some warming alcohol. Quite nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Drank from a large bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a beautiful smokey, red color with a bit of white head. Has smokey, alcohol/belgian aromas and tastes, a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1402) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Chestnut color , thin off-white head. Aroma of ham and caramel malt . Malty , smoked taste. Smooth finish. Interesting mix of styles.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 28 Apr 2012 -- This may have been one of my first experiences down into the smoke realm. Loved it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
Old rating. Interesting try. Smokey (not too much), big malts, some booziness. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deathserv (26) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Smoky aroma but not overdone, I have never particularly liked beers or whiskys for that matter that smell like a house fire. Balanced with kind of a caramel aroma with a little bit of alcohol bite to it. Deep amber/caramel color with a relatively fizzy looking head, tasted less carbonated than it looked, perhaps I just had a crappy pour into my glass. Head leaves behind lace as you drink. Smoky "savory" as described on the bottle with a decent bit of sweetness, a bit too sweet for my taste but not bad. Slightly oily and wine-like on the palate due to the almost 10% ABV. Pretty nice but not one I’d go to regularly I don’t think, just for personal taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (497) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a light brown with an off white head that left some good armount of lacing. The aroma is smokey and some caramel. The taste is similar, somewhat bitter. I pick up some alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
22oz bottle - I had some mixed feelings about this beer. On one hand, I applaud Sam Adams for doing different styles of beer and pricing them on the affordable side. But sometimes making a beer style because you can, should be reeled in a bit because the end product isn’t quite spectacular, or above average even. I guess all things considered, it is above averag, but barely. The aroma has some smokey character to it, light soy, some Coca-cola wit just a little floral note. Flavor carries the smokey character pretty easily, but it’s rather watered down. I can’t help comparing this smoked bock, with another smoked bock...one Aecht Schlenkerla’s Ur-bock and it’s not even in the same stratosphere. Not much else going on with this beer. It’s like all the character and complexity has been stripped down to some light smoke. While it’s not a bad beer, it could have been a smoked amber, or a smoked brown or some other vague style. Worth it once I thought, but not much else.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 27


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50