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Cinder Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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442 Ratings

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 19
Gots: 30 | 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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

schiltron, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jaxon53, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
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!

Treyliff, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

AJ01923, Jan 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

jzlyo, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Sarunas7, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

-NESTO-, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Gio, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

bmjivi221, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

dalepryor, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Doyle, Dec 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

user785335, Dec 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Bjlps, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -64.9%

NonicPanic, Dec 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

hoffa0922, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Kroller86, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A first batch bottle I'm just now getting around to drink. I'll try to not knock it for any age related issues.
Still an attractive beer. Nice tan head. Cloudy amber browns, pale red body. Sticky dripping lacing
Nice caramel with some smoke, but not excessive. Some oxidation (I at least need to note it). But nice bock aroma's.
Pretty big mouthfeel. Sticky and chewy in a nice lager like way. Good balance of flavors with the bock clearly there and a forthright but not excessive smoke stream. Very rich beer, it will be a little tough to drink the whole thing alone without something to eat to help cut it a bit. Gets all sticky on my teeth.
Enjoyable. Probably best with food.
Thanks brother.

garymuchow, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

derkfromwi, Nov 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

sooner961, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured form a 650 ml bottle into a mug.

A: Medium brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a smattering of bubbles on the surface. No real lacing.

S: Roasted malt, liquid smoke, and bacon.

T: Smoked malt grains, licorice, peat, and some indistinct sweet component I just can't place.

M: Hearty, but shallow feeling. Has kind of synthetic, made in a lab, sweet/bitter thing going on. Peaty aftertaste. Kind of off-putting.

D: Sipping experience. Mine was, it was decent enough, but a 12 ounce serving would have been plenty.

Atmosphere is okay. Nice foamy head, but no real lacing. Nose is roasty and bacony. Malt grains, smoked in peat, balanced with bitter and some odd sweetness. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

bmwats, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Frobot13, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Zach122, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Extrajoker00, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Beermaine, Oct 27, 2013
Cinder Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.