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Cinder Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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449 Ratings

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.93%
Wants: 20
Gots: 32 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

derkfromwi, Nov 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

sooner961, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
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%

Frobot13, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Zach122, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Extrajoker00, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Beermaine, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

AdamElb, Oct 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Jame515, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

osuskin, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Hugh37, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

Pjev11, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bigaddy, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of swingdjted
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

bomber 22 oz. bottle poured into 22 oz. glass, head meant not enough room for entire serving.

appearance - dark brown, little light passed through the poured clear glass. A mildly careful but fast angled pour yielded a 3/4 inch tan (very light at top, medium khaki at the bottom) head, a little lace as the beer was drank. Most beers would have yielded more head if I were to pour them this fast.

smell - I could get technical, but really, it smells like a bock, or more like a doppelbock/doublebock.

taste - see smell notes. It tastes like other good bocks and doppelbocks/doublebocks. The high alcohol content wasn't tasted though; it went down easily enough that I thought it was weaker.

mouthfeel - thick, but not real heavy. To say silky would be too light, to say more like satin would still be light. People think of fabrics for some reason... Imagine a gel-filled computer keyboard wrist rest with a satin outer surface. In other words, smooth with some but not a lot of weight. My beer vocabulary sucks, but this is what's in my head when I think of this beer's mouthfeel.

overall - This is a good bock that tastes like a good doppelbock/doublebock. The large bottle and high abv got me buzzed. I am incapable of dazzling you with expert tasting notes, but I can at least say, it's a really good bock, and worth the price I paid.

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swingdjted, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Joshuwutphilly, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

SerpentX, Jul 29, 2013
Cinder Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.