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RATINGS: 263   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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3.3
fonefan (49568) - 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]

3.5
Travlr (25268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark amber brown color, massive thick cream colored head with good retention and solId lacing. Aroma of caramel on burnt toast. Taste is ashes, burnt embers. Decent enough.

3.6
rlgk (18850) - 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
mcberko (18082) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of light smoke, red fruits and toasted nuts. Flavour is lightly smoky, with smoky caramel malt, light toasted nuts and a bit of sweetness. Very weird, but fairly well-constructed. Decent stuff, though it has some jagged edges

3.8
bhensonb (15352) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours ruddy copper with a 3 finger creamy beige head which does some ring lacing. Aroma is smoke. Not harsh, but very present. Full bodied. Flavor is smoke, and it’s fairly strong. There’s some treacle. It’s malty. The smoke sort of comes and goes. Strong, but not among the strongest. No heat. There are some hop/herb flavors, but they at best support the smokiness. Well done, and compares very well with the German rauch beers. Arguably among the best of American smoked ales. With time the smoke lets loose of the taste buds and nose a bit (fatigue!) and the rich malty bock can be sensed.

3.1
Ratman197 (14973) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, molasses, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of smoke, molasses, carmel and dark fruit with a crisp lingering smokey finisah.

3.3
DSG (14922) - 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.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14623) - 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.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2012
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke/meat, light burnt/ash. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoked meat, light burnt/ash, faint cherry. Sticky medium-full body.

3.5
Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2012
24 ounce bottle from Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. Pours a clear amber with a monstrous frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of smoke, stone fruits and caramel. The taste is caramel, stone fruits and smoke. Faint hops. Medium bodied.


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