RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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.

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Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Honey colored with a thin brown head. Aroma is muted with a bit of maple syrup. Taste is phenolic and smoky with an even sweetness. Some booze peeks through, but it's just right. $6/220z ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 18, 2012
bottle. clear amber with a small white head. nose of smoked gouda, floral hops and toffee. the smoky flavor is like a smoked cheese or even fish rather than hearty red meat on a smoldering campfire. i get a faint tart quality. the bock itself has notes of honey, nuts, and butter. palate is medium with a slight abv burn in the beginning and moderate carbonation.

DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle sample at a Samuel Adams tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Very dark reddish color with a white head. Aroma of smoked sausages, malt, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty, caramelly and smoky flavor with alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. Not bad.

nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
The aroma is smokey but overpowering it has alcohol and sweet malt as well. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a smoked beer even non-smoke beer drinkers can drink.

Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
this is a real smokey beer, with a nice clean taste at the end. has a definite sweetness that is overridden by the actual smoke of the beer. its not too hoppy. but the rest of the beer work as a great beer, for the BBQ

JDBaker11058 (2427) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Appearance: deep clear amber, with coppery, reddish notes, a short light tan, and average lace rings. Aroma: toasted malts, light smoke, a bit of wood, with caramel and toffee coming through as it warms. Taste: caramel, brown toast, smoky notes of bacon and a little steak, with a bit of earthy, mellow hops. Finish: smooth, crisp, and quick, with a bit of lingering smoke. Notes: With all the smoke beers available these days, this one didn’t do anything to stand out. It was a decent complement to the pig roast we had today, but overall it was just an average smoke beer. I will say the high abv seemed well-hidden.

Tmoney99 (15113) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate smoke sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium complex sweet smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.

nittanyjim (118) - - MAR 17, 2012
Copper, slight tan head with minor lacing. Nice smoke and bacon nose with a bit of a sweet undercurrent. Creamy mouthfee before carbonation takes over. Smoky/sweet taste that evolves to bittering hops and some slight alcohol wrming.

SudsMcDuff (8538) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
wow, was looking forward to this- but quite the let down .. . pours a deep copper amber .. low foam, almost no lacing .. . messy sticky mouthfeel, and damned alcoholic .. . light maple smoke and boozy bacon drippings .. . no, this is so out of whack.. . i’m surprised about this one; the mouth + abv kills this one, just very messy and one dimensional- oh well .. . . Who asked for fruits drunk at a bar? l asked for new recruits drunk at the bar...

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Cinder Bock
Date: March 02, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy beige head, scattered streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet smokey aroma, candy caramel bock sweetness, lots of woody smokyness
Flavor: sweet bock flavor, caramel sweetness with that malt candy character, big time smoke balances the sweetness, light earthyness falls out of the smoke for a smokey earthy finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

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