Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Brenden:
3.76/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This beer is dark for any style, particularly a Bock. It's a thick brown with just the slightest bit of light getting into, but not through, the body. The head consists of a tan cap not more than 1/2 finger that has moderate retention and pretty decent spotting as it goes.
Whoa. The cherry is there, and as the chocolate comes through secondary to the cherry, it smells like a cherry cordial. It's sweet cherry, not tart. It's not artificial, but it does have the sugary/syrupy likeness almost exactly of the boxed treats. Malts are also present, not roasty but toasty with some dryness.
The taste follows suit, with a slight chalky dryness in the otherwise sweet chocolate evening it out and sweet candied cherry syrup there, but with a substantial malt backbone and even a little toast. It has more of a cherry cola taste in the middle before heavier, barley-like grains finish it out.
The feel is interesting. It's thick for a Bock, but it feels like soda at times. Crispness is a little fluffy at the front, but it's pretty smooth as it goes.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 22:56:38 | More by Brenden
More User Reviews:
3.54/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
(A)- Pours a pitch black color. Produced some tan froth and bubbles.
(S)- A wonderful aroma of chocolate covered cherries with just a hint of raisins. Dessert in a glass.
(T)- A slight chalkiness meets a ton of chocolate covered cherries. Ever so slight medicinal(cough syrup) quality to the fruit, but subtle.
(M)- A good carbonation level. I like the balance aside from the chalky medicinal parts. It gets to be rather sweet as it warms.
(O)- The smell is glorious. Too bad the rest of the beer is not up to par.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 14:55:41 | More by sweemzander
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.