Cinder Bock | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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83
good
465 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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Cinder BockCinder Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.45%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
465
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
17.39%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Murky dark rust color.

Nice off-white head; strong lacing.

Smoke & bread-y malts in the nose. Enticing.

Medium mouthfeel.

Smoke up front in the flavor, then sweet malts on the back end. Not cloying; actually very enjoyable.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks odd, tastes good. Really sweet being malt forward, but being 9.4% it's easy to drink. If you like hoppy, you came to the wrong place. Worth a try if you've not experienced the Rauch Bock style.

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Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant chestnut with a slight red tint. Produces a rocky 2” cream colored foam collar that leaves minimal lace.
S: Smoky with a hint of maple bacon
T: Bold smoke, sweet dark sugars, a touch of banana.
F: Chewy with below average carbonation and alcohol warming on the finish.
O: A sweet, big flavor packed beer.

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Photo of jslice99
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cohasset
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WJHannon
4.52/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in snifter, this smoked bock pours a brilliant hazy copper with a firm white head and nice lacing. Nose of smoked malts, caramel, raisins, and more smoke. Flavors of sweet caramel up front, very rich, moderate smoke to the aftertaste with figs and raisins. Alcoholic warming and lots of smoke. With age the smoke dissipates, but still pretty strong with a goodly mouth feel, very wet but coating. Decent, big, but decent.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of derekdclark1
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Phoneguy
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of hermit990
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of KevChiTown
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Cinder Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.68 out of 5 based on 465 ratings.
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