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%
 
 
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27
Gots:
38
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0
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Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

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Photo of AJ01923
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jzlyo
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Sarunas7
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of -NESTO-
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Gio
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bmjivi221
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of dalepryor
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Doyle
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of user785335
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Bjlps
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of NonicPanic
1.25/5  rDev -66%

Photo of hoffa0922
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of Kroller86
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of sooner961
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of bmwats
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of Frobot13
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Zach122
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Extrajoker00
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Beermaine
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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