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Cinder Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
81
good

432 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.93%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  9.45% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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arnulfooxblood

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +19%

04-06-2013 22:53:23 | More by arnulfooxblood
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spedprof

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +12%

04-06-2013 01:51:32 | More by spedprof
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juicebox

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-30-2013 01:10:29 | More by juicebox
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -23%

03-26-2013 02:08:23 | More by SuomiHobbit
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admonster00

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-26-2013 01:43:57 | More by admonster00
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16%

03-18-2013 12:10:32 | More by beertardis
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EricClayton

West Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -37%

03-15-2013 00:58:11 | More by EricClayton
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Herky21

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -23%

03-13-2013 01:59:09 | More by Herky21
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cw577enfield

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

03-10-2013 17:32:38 | More by cw577enfield
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-08-2013 05:54:23 | More by kingmaker
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nzerbe

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

03-05-2013 02:04:34 | More by nzerbe
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currysmegs

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

03-05-2013 00:44:02 | More by currysmegs
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-03-2013 01:56:33 | More by justinm4bama
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B14

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-24-2013 03:28:52 | More by B14
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Boilerfood

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -37%

02-18-2013 19:51:08 | More by Boilerfood
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -9%

02-18-2013 02:51:47 | More by THECPJ
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into a strange glass

Appearance- Pours a lightly hazed light brown/copper color with a thick three finger cream colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a medium level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The smell is smoky and roasty with notes of sweetness. A roasted malt and lightly burnt aroma is mixed with smoke and nuts and a sweet smell of molasses and caramel.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and roasted malt flavor. It initially has only a light caramel sweetness, but toward the middle and the end the caramel grows stronger in nature with it being joined by some brown sugar flavors as well. A smoke flavor starts out the taste quite strong only to fade in the middle of the taste and reemerge later at the end of the taste with greater intensity. With the increase in sweetness and smoke toward the end of the taste so too comes a light nutty flavor and a slight warming alcohol flavor. When all flavors are combined in the end, they leaves a pleasant warming toasty sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is quite chewy and thick complimenting quite nicely all the roasted, smoke, and nut flavors of the brew. The carbonation level also suited most of the flavors quite nicely as it was on the lower side with it enhanced both the thickness of the body as well as created a more warming feel when combined with the alcohol flavors of the brew.

Overall – This is a rather enjoyable brew. It has a good blend of toast, smoke, sweet, nut and booze with a chewy and thick body that suits the flavors rather nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 01:25:41 | More by Darkmagus82
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ajdemma

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-17-2013 03:06:32 | More by ajdemma
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AmitC

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-16-2013 00:12:16 | More by AmitC
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-14-2013 16:15:21 | More by vcoggins
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boudreaux

Alabama

3/5  rDev -16%

02-14-2013 09:25:36 | More by boudreaux
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a glass, it has a red amber color body with a 2' tan creamy head to it. The aroma is of a smoky, malty ness to it. The taste has a rich deep smoke flavor followed by a sweetness malt on the back of the tongue. The mouth feel is bold and full, it grips the taste bud very well with the smokyness and sweetness. Overall this is a really good beer, great flavor and balance. Great job Saumel adams.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 05:04:42 | More by chefhatt
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rmargeson

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19%

02-09-2013 22:26:26 | More by rmargeson
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metter98

New York

3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is dark reddish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that died down and left a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately aromas of smoked malts in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of smoky flavors along with some hints of the underlying caramel malts. There are some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little thick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely feels somewhat filling (like a doppelbock) but manages to hide its alcohol extremely well. It's a good selection if you want something that is like a meal in itself but isn't too smoky.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 04:31:23 | More by metter98
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Tenuta's, WI
Date: None on bottle
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Boston Beer has an interesting brew with Cinder Bock, a heavily smoked lager of nearly triple bock strength. The smoke, fire, and caramel malt elements are strong in the beer, but so is the ethanol, limiting the enjoyment of this beer. While I enjoyed the Cinder Bock, I found the ethanol too dominant in the taste, despite being remarkably absent from the aroma. If this were toned down a bit, I would happily check this beer out again; as it stands, I'm glad I tried it, but would probably return to something more balanced from Schlenkerla for a rauchbier fix.

Pours a substantial 2.5cm tall head of beige to light tan foam, composed of small bubbles that make up a fairly dense-looking combination. Head retention is about average, lasting a minute or slightly longer, fading to a thick ring around the glass with a large island of wispy foam capping the body on the center of the glass. The lacing left is good, if a bit patchy, with thick lines and dots left sporadically along the walls of the glass. Body is a dark brown to very dark copper, with light bringing out orange-brown hues. Body is hazy, nearly opaque from suspended yeast, with carbonation visible streaming along the center and sides of the glass.

Aroma is of beechwood-smoked malt, substantial caramel-like malt sweetness, with a bit of barbecue sauce and very slight hints of chocolate. Very deep, rich, and rather pleasing, the hearty bock components of this beer work well with the complex smokiness.

Front of palate is gently smoky, with rich caramel malts and a touch of milk chocolate. Mid-palate is substantially smoky from the malts, which is richly enhanced by the deep caramel-like malt sweetness. Barbecue sauce aspect adds some tanginess from molasses-vinegar analogues. As the beer warms, ethanol becomes somewhat apparent here, detracting from the other flavors. Back of palate notices spicy ethanol, particularly when the beer is warmer, along with a bit of pepperiness, more modest smoked malt, campfire/smoke, and barbecue sauce-like tanginess. Aftertaste is of barbecue sauce tanginess with smoked malt, campfire, lingering sweetness, and ethanol.

Beer is heavy in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, leading to a slightly fizzy mouthfeel that foams up quickly, leading to a latter-half feel that is smooth and somewhat creamy. Ethanol can be felt in the nostrils and back of throat, which is somewhat disappointing given the malt intensity in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 06:14:48 | More by falloutsnow
Cinder Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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