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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rproff78 (177) - - FEB 28, 2014
Very good strong bock beer. Sam Adams continues to surprise me with tasty beers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1938) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a muddy brown with a light tan head and sweet malty caramel aroma. Taste is of sweet malt and caramel up front, with underlying burnt bread and biscuit with a strong, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2108) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bomber. Pours a a dark muddy brown pour with a java colored losse head. Nose is deep malt and caramel with a bit of liquid smoke. Taste is very rich malt and intense caramel with smoke and some sweetness breaking through. Finishes on the same rich and heavy tasting notes, definitely heavy on the palate while drinking and through the finish. Alcohol buried in the taste. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Lots of caramel malt. Sweet, rich, almost syrupy but not cloying. Not too strong or bacony, just a nice oaky smoke flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
lmatos (28) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Nice smoky aroma and a nice appearance. Is to bitter, smoky and bitter for my taste. Seems a little bit salty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
22oz bottle served in a Allagash cervoise glass Batch - 1 A - Dark brown tea colored body with 2 fingers of yellowish tan head. Bubbles are fine and stick to the glass quite well. Excellent retention for such a high abv. S - Toasted bread, faint smokiness in the background, some fruity yeast wrapped in a hefty malt bill, toasted caramel, smokey molasses, candied bacon T - Sweet upfront followed by salty caramel, molasses, brown bread, sticky dried dark fruits, smoke is very faint is only an accent to the strong malt base. Finishes sticky, nutty, and sweet. M - Full bodied, creamy carbonation, sweet rich finish. Sweeter than expected. Wish the smoke showed up a bit more. It needed another balancing component to combat the malts. Drinks very easy for such a high ABV. I would have never have guessed his to be ABV 9.4. Not sure how old this is but I think batch - 1s smoke has faded. Serving type: bottle 05-04-2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Smells like a bag of teriyaki jerky. It is a golden brown. Taste is very jerky/malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (995) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours a clear red-orange amber with fizzy head and decent lacing. At first whiff, cold, freshly poured, the aroma is all smoked meats and jerky. At this point, I dont even know if Im going to be finishing this bomber. The flavor was similar, but more tolerable due to sweeter caramel malts and a light earthy bitterness. Smoky throughout. Alcohol well-hidden, better as it warms and settles. No problem finishing at the end, but this style still hasnt won me over yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5864) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Bomber bottle. Ruby amber with orangish head. Aroma very malty, caramel, slight smoke and dark sugar. Taste is similar, toffee, dark sugar, perfume and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz, at Printz in Stockholm (Tele2 Arena) on October 26, 2013.
Marked with Batch No. 2 on the back label.
Hazy reddish brown color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Some more complex sugars and higher alcohols. Malty, toffee, some light smoke, sweet taste. Grainy and sweet aftertaste. Medium a bit fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Also some smoked aftertaste. Bottle wasnt gushing, but was slowly working the foam/head out of the bottle by itself. A light Fusarium contamination on the grains perhaps?

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