Cinder Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.75/5 rDev +33.4%
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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08-06-2013 02:16:54 | More by swingdjted
4.29/5 rDev +20.5%
great brew. High ABV and you can definetely taste it. I have not had any true Rauchbiers but this one tastes like a great cross betweens SA doublebock and Wee Heavy, which I freaking love. The smoke is there, not overpowering like in a wee heavy but enough to give the beer a nice flavor. I let this brew sit out 1 hour before I drank it and it was very tasty.
07-06-2013 17:50:25 | More by irongator
Cinder Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
81 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.