Cinder Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
2.28/5 rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Portion of a 22 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a dark burgundy color. The head is a one finger offwhite color with acceptable retention.
S: Wow this smells sweet - lots of caramel and brown sugar coalesce in the aroma, with only a hint of smoke. Still a nice smelling beer.
T: At first, this is a decent bock, with pleasant caramel and only a touch of smoke...only for it to finish in an awful manner; this honest-to-God tastes like a damn fart on the back end. After a few sips (or, as many sips as I could handle), it becomes less farty and more chocolaty, but it's still rather unpleasant.
M: Really heavy on the tongue, with unpleasantly lingering flavors. This could have been acceptable if it finished just a touch cleaner, anything to kill the aftertaste.
O: These SA small batch beers have been pretty damn hit or miss, haven't they? This was pretty bad, to the point where I couldn't finish it - hell, I needed something to clean my damn palate with just to get the taste of fart out of my mouth. On the plus side, it's a few tweaks away from being OK...so...uh...keep at it Sam Adams, I guess.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2012 00:21:36 | More by ThisWangsChung
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3.69/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A- pours a dark murky brown with a small creamy off-white head that has good retention after settling
S- smoked sausage, campfire ash, charred wood, birch, caramel & raisin. Pretty much pure smoke with a hint of caramel sweetness
T- big smoky flavors up front; charred woodsy notes, earthy and herbal, spicy. There's a caramel malty sweetness that adds some balance mid-palate. The finish brings more smoke with some peaty flavor
M- medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel leads to a smooth and creamy finish. ABV is brilliantly hidden
O- the smoke is big throughout, making it hard to drink the entire bomber. However it paired nicely with some brick cheese and summer sausage. I think this style is better tackled with some food. Overall, worth a try!
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 23:56:53 | More by Treyliff
Cinder Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.