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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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Pjev11

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16%

08-17-2013 03:06:43 | More by Pjev11
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-13-2013 01:49:23 | More by bigaddy
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-11-2013 15:43:39 | More by ChipMurray
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-06-2013 20:40:02 | More by mpalestino
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swingdjted

Ohio

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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Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:16:54 | More by swingdjted
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-01-2013 15:04:09 | More by Cynic-ale
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Joshuwutphilly

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30%

07-30-2013 01:55:01 | More by Joshuwutphilly
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SerpentX

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-29-2013 06:34:31 | More by SerpentX
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trebbates

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -23%

07-27-2013 02:52:11 | More by trebbates
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APBTMarcel

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -30%

07-20-2013 03:26:16 | More by APBTMarcel
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Desmodoc

Georgia

2/5  rDev -44%

07-16-2013 03:31:31 | More by Desmodoc
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archero

Texas

4/5  rDev +12%

07-15-2013 04:21:57 | More by archero
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ntorch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +19%

07-15-2013 00:56:46 | More by ntorch
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irongator

Kansas

4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 17:50:25 | More by irongator
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-04-2013 21:38:57 | More by WOLFGANG
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2013 19:31:48 | More by nyyfanatic213
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-03-2013 03:58:36 | More by BlackBeerDown
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stella77artois

New York

4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass. This was my first rauchbier, and was excited to try it. In actuality, it's more of a hybrid, I guess it's considered a "smoked doppelbock". Am a huge doppelbock fan, so I happily grabbed some.

A - Pours almost entirely brown, with just a shade of red. Shines a deep red-brown in the light. Thick, 3-finger head developed, was a tannish color. Excellent looking beer.

S - Lot's of malt up front, as well as roasted characters. A strong aroma of cocoa is present, and just a hint of smokiness.

T - Great tasting beer. All the aromas are noted in the taste, especially the malt and cocoa. The smoky taste is definitely noticeable, but not in an overpowering way. I think it really compliments the strong bock taste. This beast is 9.5% ABV, so a small amount of alcohol heat was noticed in the aftertaste. Not unpleasant, and actually went well with the wings I was eating.

F - It's a bock, so it's thick and can be tough on the stomach. Not a bad feeling beer, and it paired well with wings, and I'd imagine with most good flavored food. Not something I'd want to chug, but that's how it is w/ bock's.

O - A pretty darn good beer. I really view this more as a doppelbock w/ some smoke rather than a Rauch. Very suprised it's ranked as low as it is. Not quite as good as Sam Adams' Double Bock, but it's still a quality beer. Lot's of taste, lot's of power, and pairs well with food. Highly recommend for any fans of bocks/doppelbocks or extreme beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 12:55:18 | More by stella77artois
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kristougher

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16%

06-30-2013 20:00:45 | More by kristougher
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12%

06-30-2013 00:18:17 | More by Jsmick
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-29-2013 19:58:35 | More by hellhammermario
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beerbtl

California

3/5  rDev -16%

06-24-2013 02:10:27 | More by beerbtl
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Murrhey

Montana

3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 1pt, 6oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Quite a big bottle. Reviewed live.

A- Three finger cream-colored head with rapidly eroding retention. Lasts about a minute and a half. Sinks down to a half-finger floater with some creamy lacing. Dark orange color with low clarity. Semi-hazy.

S- Bacon, smoke. Smells like breakfast. Typical Rauch smell.

T- Smoky, caramel malts. Some booze. Not bad. Not good.

M- Wet and thicker bodied.

O- Kind of a miss on this one. Not special.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 06:20:32 | More by Murrhey
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Brew33

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

06-12-2013 16:43:34 | More by Brew33
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looking great with three fingers of tan head on a cloudy, reddish brown colored body.
The aroma has a lot of smoke and a little anise and black licorice. Nice if you like that.
The taste is quite sweet all the way through, a touch of smoke with burnt wood middle to end, fairly complex with good balance.
The texture is soft, slightly sticky with low to moderate carbonation.
Pretty good overall, but a bit too sweet for my taste. I enjoyed the smoke though.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:06:10 | More by Fatehunter
Cinder Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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