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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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767 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Slatetank on 04-11-2011)
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Label is very attractive and eye-catching with a metallic foil look and awesome graphics. Front label gives a small description of beer, ABV info, Enjoy Before Date(4/2014), a bit of brewery info, and states “Special Release”. Neck label has a nice small description and back story on the beer. Sam Adams is embossed in the glass bottle.

Appearance: I decanted this Cherry Chocolate Bock aggressively from its 12oz brown bottle into a 13oz pokal glass which led to a thick 3 finger mocha head atop a deep opaque brown beer that has slight ruby tones when held up to the light. Head retention was a excellent 4min 37sec before fading to a thick coating and ring with excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: CCB smells heavy of sweet maraschino cherries with hints of coco and a slight nuttiness. Has a slight soda aroma.

Flavor/Taste: CCB tastes heavy on sweet chocolate malts with a slight nuttiness on the front-end. A sweet maraschino cherry flavor along with more chocolate comes through on midpoint. Back-end is dominated by sweet chocolate with some light cherry sweetness and a toasty nutty flavor. Finish is very soda like with a sweet chocolate and cherry flavor. Very sweet.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the full side of medium bodied with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. CCB is only just slightly drinkable because of the overly sweet flavor.

Overall/Comments: CCB is a solid offering that I would classify as a dessert beer because of the extremely sweet nature of this beer. In my opinion if this beer have had more of a sour cherry flavor it would have been a very good offering however it is overly sweet for me as is. Consumed 12/17/2013. Classified as a Bock @ 5.8% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 03:49:39 | More by thegodfather1076
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onlymurderers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-28-2014 00:01:07 | More by onlymurderers
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer pours a very very dark brown color with a nice dark head that lightens at the top.

Smell: The smell is an incredibly delicious chocolate covered cherry smell followed by a light malty/toastyness.

Taste: Heavy sweet cherry upfront with a mild sweet chocolate aftertaste almost like a tootsie roll or something of the sort. Perhaps a too sweet, slightly synthetic cherry taste.

Mouthfeel: Very sweet with slight bitter aftertaste but still smooth.

Overall: A good beer for the chocolate cherry lover but a little too much cherry and sweetness for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 02:21:31 | More by RVigz
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-25-2014 16:42:34 | More by Inglewood
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scottfrie

California

2.7/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into SA Perfect Pint.

A: Pours a deep cola brown with ruby highlights when held up to the light. The light tan head is very dense and thick, and slowly faded into a dense finger of film that lasted the whole beer through. Patchy lace was left down the glass.
S: Smells exactly like cherry tootsie pops, I mean spot on. Cherry is synthetic, sugary sweet, and candy-like, and the chocolate is similarly candy sweet and smells just like a tootsie roll. We have tootsie pops at work, and this seriously smells just like one.
T: The chocolate on the taste still tastes just like a tootsie roll, but overall the flavor is not as sugary sweet as a cherry tootsie roll pop. The cherry is maraschino-like and sweet, and lingers after the swallow. Mild bitterness. Overall the flavors remind me of old, less sweet, cherry coke.
M: Very creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a fluffy and full yet light body. This is the best part of the beer.
O: Not the worst beer, but definitely synthetic and sugary. Tastes as described, and pretty much as expected, but I did not enjoy this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 04:29:46 | More by scottfrie
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Joestradamus91

New York

1.25/5  rDev -64.2%

02-25-2014 01:03:01 | More by Joestradamus91
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Cozuma

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint or out of the bottle (I had a mix seasonal case)

A: Dark body with rich foamy head

S: Smells like chocolate cake filled with Kirschwasser, but not so alcoholic

T: Strong Cherry Chocolate cake.

M: Slightly oily but really easy to drink

O:Phenomenal beer, I was so blown away by the flavor of this beer, if you don't like chocolate cake with cherries in it, don't bother, but if that sounds good to you or you're familiar with the black forest cherry torte (search that recipe and you won't regret it) and are a fan you definitely need to check this out. I sat in a chair just beside myself wondering where I had been and how I could get an unlimited supply of this beer. Goes down easy and tastes like candy (not really) Mr. Koch won't you send me a barrel?

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 12:11:51 | More by Cozuma
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm pretty sure I got some of the last of this we will see for a while around here and I'm glad I did.

This is a nice flavorful be. It's nice to see this in a beer instead of an ale as everything is a bit less brutal. It looks better in the glass too. Cool fine, uniform bubbles turn into a nice lace. It has a faintly cherry smell too.

The taste is crisp and clean and very refreshing. The fruit is nicely subdued. This overall is a great special "holiday" beer. I hope we see it again next year.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 22:03:21 | More by schoolboy
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Immortal6pack

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-23-2014 13:12:48 | More by Immortal6pack
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johntandlich

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

02-23-2014 13:12:02 | More by johntandlich
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Morakaton

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-22-2014 05:42:51 | More by Morakaton
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-21-2014 04:06:32 | More by Griggsy
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DustinSWB

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-21-2014 04:00:37 | More by DustinSWB
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squack

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

02-19-2014 22:25:18 | More by squack
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wc94wc

California

3/5  rDev -14%

02-19-2014 15:42:20 | More by wc94wc
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

02-18-2014 20:12:41 | More by Jason
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with a date

look is dark cola, frothy mocha head. smell is cherry robotussin mixed with a chocolate bock. smooth and malty at first, followed by a slight cherry sweetness. finish is malty bock with a hint of artificial cherry.

much better than their other fruit beers

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 11:54:36 | More by jimmah120
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

02-17-2014 19:45:55 | More by brutusmuktuk
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-17-2014 19:20:27 | More by ralerwen
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MA08

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-17-2014 03:52:55 | More by MA08
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

02-16-2014 22:03:19 | More by Artjsantos
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Lane_in_ID

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

02-16-2014 03:44:17 | More by Lane_in_ID
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RichD

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

02-16-2014 03:23:44 | More by RichD
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ravenlynne

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

02-16-2014 00:08:59 | More by ravenlynne
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

1.81/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Had this in the fridge awhile now.

A:: Dark cocacola color, head is a dark reddish brown. Head immediately died, no lacing.

S: smell is remniscent of cherry coke and a little bit of cough syrup. Its tough to get much past the cherry.

T: This is awful. Tastes like cough syrup. I get a little bit of milk chocolate in the end, but the initial tart cherry is gross. Reminds me of the cranberry lambic, sam was smart to kill that. The chocolate flavor has a very milky chocolate taste, not the deep coca often associated with stouts. This is awful.

M: I'm too distracted to notice.

O: Drain pour, its really bad, sams is usually good but I often hate their synthetic flavored fruit beers. Stay away unless you enjoyed cranberry lambic.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 01:45:29 | More by BigCheese
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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