RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Don’t be fooled by the name—meaning “black” in Czech, “Cherny” refers to the color of this German-style Schwarzbier brewed true to the regional style of northern Bavaria. Dark roasted & aromatic malts combined with minimal hopping creates a wonderful beer with subtle hints of coffee and chocolate.

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beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled on 10/12/2012 at GABF. This bock pours a deep reddish black color from the tap. Medium sized off-white foamy head. The aroma is chocolates, roasty malts and slightly sweet. A medium bodied bock. The malts are roasty, chocolate and slightly sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. Perhaps a touch thin tasting. Seems more of a Schwarzbier than a bock. Mouthfeel iss full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

jsquire (4424) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Dark beer out of the can with some cola colors around the edges. Whisp of khakhi bubbles for a head. Nose of wet grain and something tart. Lots of strange tartness in this beer. Some roast grains, wet bread and tart cherry notes. This is a really odd bock.

afrueh (49) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2012
molasses, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, black, cloudy, frothy, initial light sweetness, finish lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, average carbonation

JamesD (244) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Great beer. Aroma of crisp roasted malt. Flavor is creamy with a hint of nutmeg like spices and just a little bit of funky kick. Great for a dark beer that isn’t too heavy to session. I have bought this before and will do so again.

Jamiesessions (29) - - JUL 22, 2012
Absolutely nothing special, smells strongly of malt, and tastes almost tart. Utterly skippable

mikem409 (2022) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2012
can thanks shig. pours dark brown with khaki head. very big roasted aroma. taste is thin and a little watery for a bock. and lots of roasted malt

mcox90 (2073) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2012
12 oz can, courtesy of Douglas88. Pours almost black with reddish edges. Nice 2 finger creamy beige head. Malty aroma with light hoppyness. Smells a lot like cream soda. Roasted malt and light chocolate flavor w/ a touch of smoke. Still manages to be slightly sweet. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice.

Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Can courtesy of Forgetfu ( thanks Bill) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was meium bodied and smooith. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and light carmel with a smooth lingering earthy finish.

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this can. The beer pours a dark reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit, as well as some toffee and caramel malt. The flavor is similar, with toffee, caramel, cocoa and a lot of dark fruit. There is also some dry nuttyness in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

AdamChandler (4977) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Acquired in a trade. Poured into a Mikasa Tulip at 48 Degrees F. Enjoyed on a warm Sunday out on my porch while doing Spring Cleaning.

A - Poured a dark reddish brown. SRM of 33 easily. 3 Finger head was produced very creamy and light tan in appearance. Subsided quickly with a nice head lacing left over.

S - Gorgeous smell. Deep dark malts, mahogany, walnuts, toffee and cream soda. I’m getting some charcoal scents as well.

T - Whoa. Yeah, this is delicious. It helps I’m a fan of bocks. Very sweet and explosive tongue tingle from the first sip. Notes of wood, earth and nuts. Mild bitterness akin to drinking a root beer. Mild sweet and hoppy lingering.

M - Medium body. 20% carbonation on the mouth swish. Sticks around for a while

O - Great beer. Solid and drinkable.

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