RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Sam Adams has just released 4 beer in the brewerys new Small Batch Series, and arent 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13015) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47592) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle at Nya Trls, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (1005) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1590) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (2640) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
Old rating. Interesting try. Smokey (not too much), big malts, some booziness. Okay.

   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 Id go to regularly I dont think, just for personal taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (618) - Lewisville, 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.

   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 isnt 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 its rather watered down. I cant help comparing this smoked bock, with another smoked bock...one Aecht Schlenkerlas Ur-bock and its not even in the same stratosphere. Not much else going on with this beer. Its like all the character and complexity has been stripped down to some light smoke. While its 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.

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