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Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate BockSamuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock

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79
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780 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 19.25%
Wants: 19
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 04-11-2011)
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Reviews by bgillespie:
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bgillespie

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -15.2%

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown with a thick tan head.

Smell: A lot of cherry, faint chocolate like a tootsie roll, some malt.

Taste: Very very sweet, strong cherry taste at first, then comes in with a dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Almost a syrup like consistence, almost no carbonation.

Overall: Not a fan of this beer and had a hard time drinking it. It tasted like a flat cherry coke with cough syrup. Cherry flavor was too strong.

03-25-2014 04:00:35 | More by bgillespie
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

2.31/5  rDev -33.6%

Poured one and a half bottles into a 1/2 liter stein a deep dark chocolate color with a reddish brown hue,a lighter tan colored head atop,downhill from there.Aromas of maraschino cherries dominate the nose,just artificial and overly sweet.Flavors are cloying and so artificial tasting that it's hard to come up with anything other than sweet as far as a profile goes.It tastes like cherry syrup with a little bit of chocolate.I think Boston Beer Company is a great, and Jim Koch is great, but this beer to me is a slap in the face to craft beer drinkers.

12-02-2013 23:11:35 | More by oberon
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-03-2014 17:42:57 | More by Hoppin_mad
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -1.1%

08-18-2014 17:51:50 | More by GameOfBeers
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ricksrealm

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-24-2012 15:48:38 | More by ricksrealm
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kcc

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-04-2014 17:59:34 | More by kcc
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-09-2014 14:52:35 | More by MikeC144
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

11-30-2013 22:29:39 | More by markallmon
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-16-2013 03:17:32 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-07-2011 07:06:53 | More by TimoP
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-27-2014 04:55:49 | More by Doomcifer
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-18-2014 20:12:41 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.74/5  rDev +7.5%

12 ounce bottle, with enjoy before dating notched onto the side of the lable.

Pours dark mahogony brown, moderate medium khaki head , that quickly departs leaving next to no film, a thin collar and just a thin tongue of lace here and there.

Bright and pungent cherry nose, with a hint of chocolate in the rear.

Cherry fruityness, dark maltyness and chocolaty sweetness, provides decent complexity and intrigue. Not bad stuff, sort of a poor mans craft winter warmer thats amped up with a load of cherry notes.

Not subtle in its approach, but I'll bet this would work just fine with a chocolate dessert on a cold winters night

12-03-2013 00:40:06 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +9.5%

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, dark brown in color, clear

Smell: cherry soda, cocoa, and dark chocolate

Taste: dark chocolate, cocoa, dark cherry, and slight milk chocolate

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy body, sweet, rich, moderate carbonation

Overall: A good beer but not a great one. I find this to b the best of the new offerings in the winter pack and I hope they bring this back. That said it is like a mixture of their cherry wheat and chocolate bock, but does not work as well as either of those beers, which I adore. I think O'Fallon has a tastier version of a cherry chocolate bock, but this one is still fairly good.

11-25-2013 18:42:09 | More by tigg924
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

12-25-2013 01:07:48 | More by reitzbrewing
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Skye1024

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -21%

01-11-2012 13:42:13 | More by Skye1024
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Jstewart6

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-31-2013 07:11:42 | More by Jstewart6
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Michael_Squires

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -23%

Appearance- no problems here

Smell- clear cherry smell, probably a bit overwhelming to some but I personally like cherry

Taste- Tasted like cherry cough syrup... absolutely disgusting. I don't know how anyone could like the taste. The chocolate tried to mask the overwhelming cherry flavor but couldn't for me at least.

Mouthfeel- Smooth enough, no problems there.

Overall- I was a few sips in and really didn't even want to finish it.

03-05-2014 04:19:18 | More by Michael_Squires
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deebo

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -12.9%

Served in the Sam Adams glass this beer has a weak tan head that dissipates quickly. Brown with garnet highlights and clear. Aromas of cherry and chocolate for sure. A bit of a cola aroma. Taste is chocolate cherry cola-weird. Weak on grainy malts or hops this beer is high on carbonation and weak in body given the ABV. A fairly easy beer to drink-recommended for someone looking for a beery cherry cola. A sweet dessert beer.

03-20-2013 01:41:50 | More by deebo
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -42.5%

11-18-2013 00:25:58 | More by WeymouthMike
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dogfishandi

New York

3.45/5  rDev -0.9%

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Best before APR 2014 notched.

Pours out nearly pitch black, actually a really dark brown color, very short lived head even straight off of the pour, fixed to nothing within a minute. Lots of rising carbonation bubbles.

The aroma is almost entirely maraschino cherries, smells artificial. hard to get much else, maybe hints at chocolate.

Cherry is a big part of the taste, but there's more complexity than the aroma suggests. Maraschino cherry, sweet toasted, lightly roasted malt, hints of dark chocolate.

Body is lighter side of medium, it could definatly use some more body to stand up to the big flavors here. Carbonation is just a bit much at times.

Definatly a sweet desert beer, for me the flavors are just a bit too artificial.

11-28-2013 19:41:48 | More by dogfishandi
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ehammond1


2.55/5  rDev -26.7%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Nearly black in color with nearly no head and very little stick to the glass. The beer looks somewhat thin.

The aroma is a bit strange; yes, there's chocolate, yes there's some cherry, and yes there's some roasted malt, but it doesn't quite come together as nicely as it sounds on paper. The cherry flavor seems somewhat artificial, perhaps like a (cough) syrup.

The flavor has similar failings: the cherry flavor doesn't come together particularly well and doesn't accentuate any of the positives present in this beer. The roast character is very mild, dominated by artificial chocolate and cherry flavors.

Thin to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

I wasn't a fan of the Chocolate Bock or now this Chocolate Cherry Bock. Apparently, they just aren't for me. That being said, the ice cream Churchill's Pub & Grille made using this ice cream was fantastic.

01-24-2012 02:28:15 | More by ehammond1
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briandaube

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-28-2013 01:23:02 | More by briandaube
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gunnerlincoln

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-09-2014 13:45:36 | More by gunnerlincoln
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dmk91

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

12-13-2013 20:33:39 | More by dmk91
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Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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