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

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BA SCORE
79
okay

818 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 19.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Winter 12 pack 2013 special release, dark mahogany bottle with a light khaki tan head forming fine intricate lacing. Aroma has cola dark roasted caramel malts and toffee with hints of cherry tartness on the nose. Flavor sweet cherry cola from the front to the back this beer is like cherry wheat mixed with the chocolate bock, chocolate covered cherry bock. Mouthfeeel is a bit cloying with sweetness it weighs heavy between sips, complex but super sweet with those natural flavors added, a lager brewed with cherries with cocoa nibs added. Overall I'm seeing what they are trying to produce on a large scale, chocolate covered cherry beer.

WVbeergeek, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Near black colored beer with a tall brown colored head.

Smell is sweet as expected. Strong cherry cent something like cherry candy. I can smell the chocolate but just barely the cherry is strong. Little bit of an almond scent. Reminds me a bit of cherry ice cream.

Starts out much drier than the smell with a big hit of cherry with a chocolate finish. Slight burnt taste. The taste and the smell don't match very closely the smell says sweet candy but the taste say unsweetened bakers chocolate. This is the one bock I can think of that could be a little sweeter. It is good but the difference between the smell and taste is a brain twister.

Mouthfeel is good.

An OK beer but honestly I would have preferred they had left the Holiday Porter in the Holiday pack for this year.

Zorro, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Sweffin
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Sweffin, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

ButtomsUp, Oct 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

MaddDogg84, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

LosDiggity25, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

hopkrid, Oct 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

mquinn919, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

SpongeRuiner, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

krome, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Joshuwutphilly, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

GABrew, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

dantezeull, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

swierczt, Jul 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

beerbtl, Jun 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Bqb5037, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

rolltide8425, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

zekeman17, May 23, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown with some red highlights at the edges. Not much head retention to speak of. Smell starts with heavy dose of mariscino cherry complete with the sugary syrup it is packages with. Milk chocolate comes through next with moderate malty sweetness . Taste leans towards the sweet side and the flavors come in the same order as the nose. The chocolate is more pronounced and features more of a dark chocolate flavor than the nose. The bock base adds a considerable amount of sweetness and works well with the flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with mild carbonation. Overall, this is a nice dessert beer that is well rounde and drinks smoothly. Not a bad brew.

homebrew311, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

EGolfer4, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Iamstryker, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Whiskeydeez, May 13, 2013
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.