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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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794 Ratings

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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 19.31%
Wants: 19
Gots: 43 | 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 raznug
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
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

raznug, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of andrewj17
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

andrewj17, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of apintofknowledge
4/5  rDev +15.3%

apintofknowledge, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
4.08/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Had on tap at the Pickled Pig.

A: Pours a dark brown/ruby color with a small tan head that has little retention and leaves behind very thin lacing.

S: Nice cherry pie aroma, actually has a slight tartness, and a little mustiness as well. Faint chocolate and a little roasted malt.

T: Wow, impressed by this one. Really deep cherry flavor blended with some chocolate, very smooth with a sweet finish.

M: Medium bodied, very smooth, medium carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

O: Better than expected, went perfectly with the cherry chocolate cake it was paired with.

mdaschaf, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/4/2011 at Rose Alley Ale House in New Bedford, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a short beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin on the glass.

S: The aroma contains cherries, some chocolate, roasted malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a lot of creamy chocolate along with a mild cherry flavor compared to the amount you get from the smell. There’s a mild hops presence and strong breadiness from a hearty roasted malt character and lager yeast creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down ok, a bit filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a flavorful stout-like lager to drink for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of JizackFH
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a really dark clear ruby brown color. There is a nice 2-finger tan head resting on top. the head has pretty good retention, and it leaves some scattered lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a nice bit of roasted malt. There are some good aromas of chocolate, cherries, and some other dark fruits. The chocolate and cherry blends together nicely, and makes for a quite good overall aroma.

T - The taste starts off with a good bit of roasted malt. There are some nice flavors of chocolate and black cherry. There are some other dark fruit flavors as well. The finish leaves some lingering chocolate and cherry sweetness, as well as a little bit of roasted malt bitterness.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is a good amount of sweetness and a little bit of roasted malt bitterness.

O - This has pretty good drinkability. I could easily have a few glass of this throughout the night. Overall, I think this is a quite nice and interesting beer. I think it is definitely worth a try. The cherry character is really nice in this and it mixes well with the chocolate flavors. I would drink this one again.

JizackFH, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of tsauce2
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Tap pour in to a pint glass

A: SRM is chocolate brown with a tinge of red. Clear filtered and translucent. Head is off white, 1 in, dissipates to line the rim of the glass. Heavy carbonation. Light/medium lacing.

S: At proper serving temp, chocolate malt and cherry notes are light but definitely noticable.

T: Tastes like a cherry cordial. Chocolate flavor is reminiscent of classic American chocolate, cherry flavor is pronounced but balances perfectly with the chocolate. Malt and carbonation cause a creamy taste/sensation.

M: Light body. Balance of ingredients and carbonation give the sensation of eating a cherry cordial.

O: Great beer; possibly one of the best beers I have ever had from SA; definitely in the top 3. Perfectly executed balance of flavors. High carbonation gives a creamy sensation, along with the malt content. This is really like drinking an alcoholic cherry cordial.

tsauce2, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +15.3%

JAHMUR, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +15.3%

TimoP, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Rhynes2
4.43/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one at the West Point Market in Akron. Pours a nice light colored head but it fades away quickly. It has a nice red hue to it as well. You can smell the chocolate right off the bat. The first taste highlights the cherry flavor but falls into one of the best chocolate flavors i've seen in a beer. The alcohol is not subtle at all but works with the cherries to really bring out a great flavor. It's not overly sweet either. I'm not always that big of a fan of Sam Adams stuff but this one is great. I'm gonna have to pick this one up again on my next trip out to the market.

Rhynes2, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of callmeopus
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Thirsty Monk South in an 8oz. goblet.
The powerful blast of cherry and almond aroma is all I get out of this beer. Can someone say Maraschino?
The beer, sadly, does not live up to the overwhelming cherry aroma. In fact, all I taste is cherry with just a lingering of chocolate on the back of the tongue. What happened to the beer?

callmeopus, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +15.3%

mcorwin, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of fountainofyouth
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

fountainofyouth, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Travisnin, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Dizbro21
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Dizbro21, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
5/5  rDev +44.1%

THECPJ, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of duqmatt
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Sam Adams Grille in Breinigsville, PA. Served in a point glass.

A - Pours a very dark brown color with some amber tones. Head is a light tan that disappeared quickly (little retention).

S - Aroma is fairly mild. Malt presence is noticeable - definite notesof cherry are there as well.

T - I drank this pint after having tried the SA Cherry Wheat (which was also on tap). I was pleasant surprised at how balanced this beer was, considering how dominating the cherry flavor is in the Cherry Wheat. Instead, this beer has a delicious roared quality with chocolate notes, and the cherry isn't particularly noticeable until the aftertaste. Overall, this was surprisingly light.

M - Perhaps a bit too malty (?). While quite delicious, there's
something that doesn't feel quite right about the consistency.i

Would have again if it was available.

duqmatt, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Gatch
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Taste of Tops in Tempe, AZ.

A - Black but when held up to light, a deep, dark red. Fitting. No head.

S - Alcohol-filled chocolate covered cherries. Smoky and roasty malt.

T - Slightly roasted malt with chocolate and cherry undertones. Almost tastes like a cherry chocolate soda. Verry cherry.

M - The body doesn't seem to match the style. Body is too light for what seems to be a heavy beer. Not heavy but thin.


Gatch, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

mdillon86, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Scottz5, Nov 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

joshpoop, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

waiting4lunch, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

JSkone09, Nov 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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