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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Steeeve's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Clear ruby-hued medium brown pour with a two-finger light beige head. Sweetness is surprisingly the first aroma I notice. It’s somewhat fruity, with a little plum and berry aroma, almost like a barley wine. The smoke is noticeable but not overbearing, and it is more campfire than ham sandwich. Flavor is similarly sweet. A rich toffee base has hints of dark fruits and caramelized sugar. Smoke comes through strongly in the middle and lingers with a wisp on the finish. Palate is slightly chewy, though a little thin for such a robust bock beer. I enjoy the smoke character of this beer, but the bock base itself is somewhat cloying. Overall a pretty solid, drinkable rauchbock, and one of the better American attempts, though it doesn’t hold a candle to the Schlenkerla Urbock.


3
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Bomber bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Some smoke, fruits, and caramel.

3.2
bu11zeye (13215) - 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.

3.3
fonefan (51064) - 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]

3.6
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle at Nya Tröls, 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

3
N3lson1 (1010) - 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.

3.8
sinfull (1798) - 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.

4
GreatDane1632 (1174) - 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.

3.1
rdixon77 (3011) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
Old rating. Interesting try. Smokey (not too much), big malts, some booziness. Okay.

3.4
deathserv (27) - 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 I’d go to regularly I don’t think, just for personal taste.

3.8
brandon1989 (691) - 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.


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