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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a muddy brown color. Aromas of cherries, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is a subdued cherry taste, not a big as I expected. Finishes like a cherry tootsie roll pop. Surreal taste, quite remarkable. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. The look is cola, a beige colored head, and dark. The smell is Dr. Pepper, cherry, fruits, cocoa, cola, and vanilla. The taste is more cocoa, malt, fruit, and interesting.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Rated on 10-28-2013 (Bottle from Krogers Marketplace-Fort Wayne, IN) This beers appearance is a large tan head that mostly diminishes, transparent ruby body, fast rising carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is dark fruits and in your face cherries. The flavor is sweet, very cherry, chocolate, mildly tart, and dark fruits. The mouthfeel is smooth, watery and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. The cherries are up close and personal which is a turn off for me. It is somewhat of a cloying beer and too artificial tasting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (4877) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown color. Decent head. Fresh smashed cherry aroma. Chocolate taste. Medium thick body. Very true.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4672) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
12 oz bottle. Deep ruby brown with an average sized cream colored head. Aroma is of maraschino cherries, chocolate ice cream, and cranberry sauce. Taste is of chocolate, sweet cherries, roasted malts, and caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4515) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours very dark but clear with no sediment in the bottle. The tan head is thin and short-lived. Aroma: chocolate covered cherries, and not Godiva quality, with a faint bready malt base. Flavor: Thankfully, this is not nearly as sweet or candy-like as the smell suggests. Still, lightly sweet with prominent cherry flavor that eventually fades to let the chocolate come thru in the aftertaste. Feel: medium body with medium-light carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4429) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Draft at mellow mushroom. Pours black with a thin khaki head though this might not be accurate since the beer was served in a refrigerated glass. Definite cherry notes on the nose but theyre more of the sticky sweet variety. Not getting much chocolate on the tongue but definitely more sweet cherry. Finishes clean. Not bad but hoping this was going to be better.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (4358) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. The smell is one of the worst things I have ever put near my nose, and I used to work with some nasty shit in a chemistry lab. The smell is sickeningly sweet and SUPER cherry, like cough syrup. And not good cough syrup. The chocolate comes through underneath in the taste, but the cherries are the first thing you get. Not really a fan of this one. Oy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap @ TacoMac, Johns Creek. 11oz pour. Black, thin tan head, legs. Tastes like black cherry cola with a hint of burnt malt. Wild cherry lifesaver smell. An ok session.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (4341) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
26 dec 2013, bottle. Dark burgundy/brown. Nose is canned maraschino cherries. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Cherries are tamed by toasted grain and almost a ginger ale flavor no guess it is nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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