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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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BA SCORE
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766 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 18
Gots: 36 | 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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LBCaterson

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-10-2012 02:39:59 | More by LBCaterson
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate Cherry Bock pours a black color, with a small whitish head. There was a nice sweet smell, mostly from the chocolate. The taste was rather sweet, alot of chocolate and cherry, but it blended very well, with just a bit of a smokey malty undertone. Very easy to drink, and it had a nice strong flavor. Overall a very nice desert type beer. I wasn't impressed with Sam Adams chocolate bock, but this one with cherries is like a candy bar, and i was very impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 03:05:31 | More by vette2006c5r
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14%

01-07-2012 02:53:57 | More by leinie13
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Jefe73

Florida

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-03-2012 19:19:49 | More by Jefe73
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BucannonXC5

California

4.38/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at the San Diego Brewing Company. Black with a slight tinge of red (cherry). Inch of head. Nice amount of dark lacing on the top. Nice looking film on the sides that lasted throughout.

Smelled of chocolate malts with cherry fruits. Reminded me of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia.

Tasted just like the nose, only better. Nice and smooth chocolate malts with that cherry backbone. Basically a Cherry Garcia.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth, long finish.

I loved this beer. I originally had the look a 4.5, but dropped it down after some consideration. I’m a bit of a Sam Adams homer but this may have been the best I tried.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2012 05:02:52 | More by BucannonXC5
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-02-2012 23:58:19 | More by weaselchew
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BJRHOMEBREW

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a dark rusty amber with thin head that fades quickly.

S-Smells of maraschino cherries with just a hint of chocolate which reminds of gunpowder, lead and of a Christmas past.

T-Overwhelming notes of chocolate covered cherries followed by the very sweet malt character you would expect from a dopple bock.

M- Sweet and sticky coats the mouth like cough syrup as you take each sip.

O- Not a bad beer just a bit to one sided for my liking.

Serving type: growler

01-02-2012 23:25:18 | More by BJRHOMEBREW
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rmmm16

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14%

12-31-2011 02:06:05 | More by rmmm16
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dbellizzi

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-29-2011 04:18:14 | More by dbellizzi
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spamages

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14%

12-27-2011 23:56:38 | More by spamages
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cfergusn

Texas

5/5  rDev +43.3%

12-25-2011 23:06:12 | More by cfergusn
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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

Served in a chalice at the Lucky Monk.

Another surprise Sam Adams tap-only offering at LM. I guess I should stop being so surprised, right? Anyway, it pours a dark, ruby-tinted black-brown topped by a half-finger of dirty ashen foam. The nose explodes with black cherry, with a light bit of roasted malts behind the din. It's pleasant, indeed, but seems a bit one-sided. The taste holds notes of somewhat-artificial-seeming black cherry, chocolate powder, light roasted malts, toasted caramel, and a hint of toasted coconut. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, a nice beer, but the cherry seems to have diluted the usually very nice Chocolate Bock. I'd have another if given the chance, but I wouldn't be as eager to do so as I was this time.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2011 21:41:41 | More by TMoney2591
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured into a stem glass, a dark brown color, nearly opaque, with a slight tan head that receded to a ringlet. Dark malts on the nose, with subtle hints of chocolate and cherry. So far so good. Taste followed the aroma well, with a solid malt base, overlain with a non-threatening combo of chocolate and maraschino cherry juice; woody, roasty, with a hop presence in the finish. Medium-bodied, and nicely drinkable; despite what many reviewers are saying, I though neither chocolate nor cherry was too overpowering. And even if they were...well, just look at the title of the beer: if you don't like it, don't try it.

I usually find chocolate bocks to be disappointing, but this was one of the better ones I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2011 02:07:28 | More by Rifugium
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andyschaps

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-24-2011 04:46:15 | More by andyschaps
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musicman575

California

2.4/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Candied Beer...

I'm offended at the descriptiveness of this beer's label. You have to be more subtle. You can't just come out and say what your beer tastes like.

Speaking of subtlety, there is none in this beer. It is chocolatey like Hershey syrup and cherry-flavored like cherry coke. In other words, it tasted like it was loaded with sugars and artificial flavoring - no love. The 'Bock' part of the beer is just an afterthought. I can't review this like any other bock because the additives totally wreck it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 06:10:07 | More by musicman575
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-22-2011 19:25:19 | More by jaltland
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champ103

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Kindling in Carterville, IL

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black with some ruby highlights around the edges. A bubbly tan head forms and recedes to nothing. Light lace.
S: Artificial cherry extract right up front. Some chocolate and come roast.
T: To much cherry extract here. Some chocolate and roast, but way to artificial.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Though a bit light. Not really for me. I can't get past to fake cherry flavor.

To artificial to be enjoyable. Not something I would recommend. Sam Adams does some very nice beers, but their fruits beers are not among them.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 03:47:58 | More by champ103
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mattcrill

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Light cherry esters and mild roasted gain notes up front. Very mild and soft aromatics. More stone fruit-like esters as the beer is warmed and agitated. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Thick sudsy tan head that retains well.

Flavor: Mild cherry juice and Hershey syrup-like flavors up front. Bready malt base. No hop flavors. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is a lingering cocoa powder.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A slight astringency from what I assume is some of the chocolate and/or roasted grains.

Overall impression: A well done Fruit beer. It has elements of chocolate and cherry while still retaining good base beer characteristics. That's hard to do and this was well done.

Serving type: growler

12-18-2011 21:44:52 | More by mattcrill
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room 12/17/11

Pours a deep, dark brown with a thin lacing of off white head. The nose is dominated by cherries but the chocolate is noticeable too. It smells like pie filling. The taste is at first dominated by cherries with a rich chocolate finish, but as the beer warms the chocolate becomes more forward and coffee notes appear. The cherries stay sweet throughout. It's medium bodied, well carbonated, and very smooth.

This is a fun beer. There's a lot going on and the flavors change and intensify as the beer warms. It's rich and dessert-like, it's sweet, it's smooth, it's good. It's definitely worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 15:16:31 | More by tdm168
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-18-2011 06:00:14 | More by troysoy2
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henskejk

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-18-2011 01:15:02 | More by henskejk
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-17-2011 20:15:14 | More by JohneHoodlum
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raznug

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a dark brown in color with an inch of fluffy light tan colored head.
Smell: It smells of cherry and slight amounts of roasted malts. There maybe hints of a tartness that intrigues me.
Taste: Wow that isn't what I was expecting. There is a lot of flavor there more cherry than expecting but a good balance with the chocolate, tastes a little like a cordial cherry.
Mouthfeel: This is a smooth and easy drinking beer even with the cherry. Man it goes down very easy

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2011 21:41:51 | More by raznug
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andrewj17

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-16-2011 00:30:20 | More by andrewj17
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apintofknowledge

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-15-2011 21:54:34 | More by apintofknowledge
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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