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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This special release is brewed just for the holidays. For a new approach to a classic favorite, we added cherries to our traditional Chocolate Bock for a sweet, slightly tart note. Aged on a bed of dark cocoa nibs, the malty, chocolaty, and dark fruit flavors create a rich, complex beer perfect for winter. Cheers!

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3.2
hopdog (13258) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, cherries, some earthiness, and vanilla. On the sweeter side.

4.3
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Bottled for 2013. Yay!! I’ve long been a huge fan of chocolate bock, even when it was in big overpriced bottles. This could have gone so wrong. Cherry flavor can end up medicinal, but they really nail the cherry in this, especially in the nose. Slightly tart and complex and nearly perfectly balanced. The flavor is a little sweeter. A lesson in decadence from a 5.8% beer. Like German chocolate cake spiked with tart and sweet cherries. LOVE this. Wish I could get just this instead of the mixer :) Aroma 9.5, flavor 8.5."

3.3
deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a hazy dark brown with a brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of a very sweet maraschino cherries with a backing chocolate note to cut the sweetness slightly. Flavor was strong with maraschino cherries with the chocolate coming out in the finish. Maraschino cherry note overwhelmed the beer slightly.

3.4
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12oz bottle-dissipating lt brown-brown. A-cherry, spice, cocoa-med malt. T-roasty/cocoa-med malt, 2nd spice (hops?), slight cherry in the background.

3.6
shrubber85 (11710) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Strong maraschino cherry and light chocolate aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Sweet-lightly tart cherry and chocolate malt flavor. Really no bock characteristics at all but still a pleasant fruit beer.

3.4
BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Deep brown dense pour with a frothy head. Chocolate and cherry cough drops in this. Moderate palate. Not bad.

3.2
hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Draft… Pours very dark with flashes of crimson when help up to light and a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Great retention. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. Smells and tastes like the chocolate-covered maraschino cherry included in almost all boxes of assorted chocolates. Totally artificial. Not quite cloying, but working on it. Bittersweet, chocolate/cherry finish. Not bad at all, just too artificial for me.

3.2
alexsdad06 (11238) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle from Jungle Jims from notes. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, mildly tart cherry, light nutty character, chocolate, I did get the chocolate covered cherry more as it warmed, interesting enough.

2.8
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Draft at CAH. Pours chestnut brownish with nose of fresh cherries, dark malt, cacao. Tastes fairly sweet, with a big cherry flavor, solid patent malt, cacao, and backup hops. Overall stays sweet with the cherries tasting more authentic than Jolly Rancherish.

3.2
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Reddish brown pour, tan head. Aroma is a chocolate covered cherry and malty notes. Flavor is sweet, cherries, a bit too sweet but not horrible.


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