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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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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9%

11-20-2012 21:44:43 | More by irishgreensoda
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shick1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19%

11-20-2012 20:55:14 | More by shick1
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

11-20-2012 05:05:03 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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jski

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9%

11-19-2012 22:07:07 | More by jski
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J_Beloved

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16%

11-19-2012 00:22:10 | More by J_Beloved
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lstokes

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice ruby color but no head to speak of. My main impression is that this is a very sweet Bock! The smell is sugary instead of smoky--not ideal--and the base beer is also too much caramel and booze for me. Nice hickory-beech smoke, but I would turn the sweet-sticky characteristics down a LOT before I would drink this beer again. Glad to see the attempt at the style, though!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 03:07:06 | More by lstokes
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-12-2012 16:38:01 | More by Lare453
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mitch3114

New York

1.25/5  rDev -65%

11-11-2012 20:52:20 | More by mitch3114
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Lincolnman

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

11-11-2012 18:12:56 | More by Lincolnman
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TempusRob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-10-2012 01:04:16 | More by TempusRob
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a ruby-tinted mahogany color with good clarity but a disappointing single finger of fizzle-foam for a head that leaves behind no real lacing and only sticks around for about 60 seconds. Medium-light body and medium carbonation levels, chewy texture.

I get a good blast of hickory and beechwood smoke over solid and beefy caramel / toffee malts. The flavor is much more boozey than the nose, I think the smoke may be covering up the ABV vapors. I'm liking the doppelbock and chocolate malt profile in the mid-sip. Sadly, the ashen aspects of the smoke and the herbal hopping are combining in a strange way in the finish to make a sweet-and-sour stomach bile off-flavor that makes the aftertaste a chore instead of a pleasure.

In summary, a promising nose that leads to disappointment in the mouth. My best suggestion would be to dry it out some more by about 20% with additional noble hopping, so that the malts present less like a milk chocolate bar with a pile of cigarette ash on top. The breadiness that exists needs to be brought into the foreground and accentuated with the smoke. I'd give this one a pass unless you are morbidly curious what controlled cellaring smoke degradation would do for it.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 17:39:45 | More by WastingFreetime
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BanrionMAB


4/5  rDev +12%

11-07-2012 01:00:21 | More by BanrionMAB
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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-04-2012 18:46:15 | More by generallee
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mrp2323

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-03-2012 16:15:11 | More by mrp2323
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a tulip, dark pour with a very large white head, light lacing. Ton of smoke on the nose. Lots of roasted, smokey flavors, thick and chewey. Full bodied, good carbonation, the 9% abv is well hidden. A very enjoyable rauch beer from SA.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 01:30:13 | More by bonkers
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

This was possibly my most anticipated of the single batch releases thus far, save for Verloren. Let's get our smoke on, shall we? This stuff pours a clear russet-amber topped by a finger of ashy cream foam. The nose comprises mild beech smoke, light caramel, and a twinge of cocoa. The taste is a surprising barrage of sweetness, with caramel, light cocoa, and buttercream melding with some mild-though-substantial booze to form a harsh assault on the tongue. Throughout, a vein of mild smoke pervades, a mixture of hickory and beech, but it never comes close to even matching the sweetness nor does it ever get to stand on its own. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a lightly syrupy feel, and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a decent rauchbier, but one that comes across too sweet and not-smoky-enough for its own good.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 15:02:58 | More by TMoney2591
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benjada

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -30%

10-31-2012 01:10:35 | More by benjada
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nitter

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

10-30-2012 00:29:42 | More by nitter
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Mtooman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19%

10-29-2012 20:22:00 | More by Mtooman
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love a good smoked beer. This one is a dark amber color with an off-white head. Nice clarity. The aroma is fantastic....campfire...wood, smoke, charcoal, and some underlying roasty malts. Sweet at the foretaste, with more malt character. Great balance. This beer avoids the pitfalls of a lot of smoked beers...that is, it's not hollow, astringent, or acrid. It's a really enjoyable and well made smoked beer. Great body, and very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:59:37 | More by Suds
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spence524

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-19-2012 01:01:55 | More by spence524
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bzach

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12%

10-16-2012 07:05:50 | More by bzach
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TaylorK

Virginia

5/5  rDev +40.1%

10-15-2012 23:03:07 | More by TaylorK
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Mattybz28

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-12-2012 01:00:57 | More by Mattybz28
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

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Cinder Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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