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

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BA SCORE
79
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820 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 19.31%
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 pzrhsau
4.22/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice rich brown color with deep amber hues. The beer has a nice white head.
S: The beer has a nice rich cherry chocolate cordial aroma with hints of smoke.
T: The first flavor you get happens to be the rich dark cherry flavor and it has some background flavor of chocolate and smokiness.
M/O: This beer was on tap at RFD in DC. Very complex and balanced beer. Good for the winter time and very good with desserts.

pzrhsau, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of BigGameRick
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

BigGameRick, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Skye1024, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of EROCK75
4/5  rDev +15.3%

EROCK75, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of LBCaterson
4/5  rDev +15.3%

LBCaterson, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
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.

vette2006c5r, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -13.5%

leinie13, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Jefe73, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%
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.

BucannonXC5, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
4/5  rDev +15.3%

weaselchew, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of BJRHOMEBREW
3/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

BJRHOMEBREW, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of rmmm16
3/5  rDev -13.5%

rmmm16, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of dbellizzi
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

dbellizzi, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of spamages
3/5  rDev -13.5%

spamages, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of cfergusn
5/5  rDev +44.1%

cfergusn, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

TMoney2591, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +11%
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.

Rifugium, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of andyschaps
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

andyschaps, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of musicman575
2.4/5  rDev -30.8%
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.

musicman575, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of jaltland
4/5  rDev +15.3%

jaltland, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of champ103
2.68/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

champ103, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of mattcrill
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

mattcrill, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

tdm168, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of troysoy2
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

troysoy2, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of henskejk
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

henskejk, Dec 18, 2011
Samuel Adams Cherry Chocolate Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.