Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hopped and Bothered; Samuel Adam's Cinder Bock

Samuel Adams -- Cinder Bock Limited

Alcohol content 9.4%. The initial aroma is dark and almost bitter. This is off-set by the brief maltiness and the almost instantaneous sweetness that follows. The sweetness gives off flares of toffee and caramel, as well as smoke and oak. The sweetness continues after the bite, descending into a silkiness that takes forever to leave. It's like a distant relative who works in space travel and ninja training; you just don't want him to leave.

Buy if: you love Bocks and sweet beers. Especially German Doppelbocks.

Overall verdict: though overly sweet, the smokiness and heaviness work together to form magic.

4.5 out of 5.



  1. Syncronicity (or something)...had this last night @ the Whole Foods 'restaurant' section in C-Bus(an Ohio organic store). Thought I was on a camping trip with an adult treat. It was my dessert...sending you the label on the back of the bottle...P.

  2. It is an astoundingly good after dinner dessert beer. Just so good.