Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by beerthulhu:
3.21/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Dark burgundy pour with a 2 inch walnut crown has a texture that was frothy with a retention rate that was short and only moderate. Lacing was weak on the glass.
S: Aroma was sweet cherry juice, sweet dark fruit of plums with some cherry skins. The chocolate and cocoa nibs seem to be severely lacking it at all detected here, a feature i thought was much more promising on the chocolate bock original. The scent brought back some unkind memories of their cherry wheat.
T: Rich chocolate and cocoa powder comes though on the flavor, the cherry influence takes a welcome back seat opposed to its dominance on the nose. Warming cherry skins and cherry juices come through a bit more with some dark sweet plums and sugary peaches with some cherry juices and a soft tart fade mixed with some bitter cocoa nibs on the finish.
M: Creamy mouthful that was lightly milky textured, softly carbonated with a light cherry tartness.
O: Overall thought the original chocolate bock was fairly decent with a rich chocolate base, this seemed like a decent beer combined with the cherry wheat to come up with a compromise of the two in terms of drinkability and enjoyment. Think this is at best a C+ beer, decent but wouldnt go as far to claim its good other then a supplement to a variety package for a first try.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2014 01:18:18 | More by beerthulhu
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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.