Cinder Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by rdilauro:
3.36/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I really want sure what to expect with this one. I've been tasting several of the Samuel Adams from Boston Beer Company editions and each one has had its surprises.
I assumed that being a Bock, it was going to be full bodied, low in carbonation, hardly any crispness and lacking of hops.
When I taste new beers or wines, I never read the labels or any other review. I dont want to be influenced by what someone else stated.
The aroma of this one was average, malty, but what I would normally expect from a bock. But then the first sip!, I could have be next to a camp fire. The smoky taste was right there , up front, very pronounced but at the same type not over powering. I couldnt wait until the second sip. Now, I appreciated the smoky flavour so much more. I only wish I had some good smoked ribs or steak to go with this one
The finish was just right for this one.
When I talk about this beer to some of the customers, I will talk about the smoke flavour. Its the same thing I do when a customer is looking for a Sauvignon Blanc, and I explain the differences between California, Washington State and New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. The ones from New Zealand are loaded with citrus and its almost like biting into a fresh pink grapefruit.
This is one I will be again and put some away for later on
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2012 17:40:14 | More by rdilauro
More User Reviews:
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 432 ratings.