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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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751 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 18
Gots: 32 | 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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plinythederek

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14%

04-04-2014 00:13:40 | More by plinythederek
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-03-2014 01:51:19 | More by Smarty_Pints
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

04-03-2014 01:03:40 | More by devilfluff
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tmryan21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-02-2014 20:33:27 | More by tmryan21
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ZOSO2192

New York

3/5  rDev -14%

03-30-2014 18:47:02 | More by ZOSO2192
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dbyoung

Louisiana

4.59/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful in a glass. deep rich color, the cherry taste seems powerful at first and then the chocolate takes over. This may be a bit too much as a dinner beer, but better as a dessert beer. Or just as dessert. Rich and full bodied. Good with red meats, particularly grilled.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 21:51:22 | More by dbyoung
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PhillyNole

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-28-2014 20:56:07 | More by PhillyNole
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-28-2014 14:13:59 | More by EinFesteBurg
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canawler

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-27-2014 01:58:29 | More by canawler
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jvoss7

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14%

03-25-2014 16:27:06 | More by jvoss7
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bgillespie

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 04:00:35 | More by bgillespie
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DanU

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-25-2014 02:26:35 | More by DanU
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AdamO

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -71.3%

03-25-2014 01:45:44 | More by AdamO
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tygry

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14%

03-24-2014 16:50:48 | More by tygry
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devilben02

North Carolina

2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer looks like any good stout when poured into a glass, with an almost entirely opaque brown-black color and a modest tan head. Even with the word "cherry" in the name, the aroma is surprising and intriguing with how much it reminds me of a freshly opened jar of maraschino cherries. The gimmicky cherry addition doesn't work with the flavor profile, though, with the sweet/sour of the cherries conflicting with the roasted malts and bitter cocoa. The texture is surprisingly light, but the sugary sweetness still makes it a bit syrupy. Overall, the addition of cherries to this recipe is strangely alluring, but the gimmick wears off quickly.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 13:55:32 | More by devilben02
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SiW

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-18-2014 21:37:08 | More by SiW
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-16-2014 13:41:50 | More by Fettpopps
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Champagne_of_Fear

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

03-15-2014 03:30:19 | More by Champagne_of_Fear
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-14-2014 02:43:34 | More by Valentno7
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

03-13-2014 05:13:58 | More by oso
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.28/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear, deep brown with a one finger medium tan head. Surprisingly good head retention for Sam Adams although not much in the way of lacing.

Aroma is very cherry with some wisps of chocolate. There is also a cola note and it reminds me of a cherry coke. A bit metallic too.

Flavor is not very good at all. A sweet syrupy cherry flavor permeates throughout and again that cola taste. Chocolate is more muted but is present in the background. Very little in the way of bitterness and a sticky finish.

Overall, Sam Adams missed the mark with this one. I really liked the chocolate bock last year but adding the cherry just messed it up. Too sweet and artificial tasting.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 00:42:02 | More by rangerred
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pfaucett

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-12-2014 04:36:55 | More by pfaucett
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Nole_Brew

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-11-2014 17:16:16 | More by Nole_Brew
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Hevkee

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -42.7%

03-10-2014 23:29:30 | More by Hevkee
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-10-2014 22:37:30 | More by Buck_Jones
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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