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Sam Adams Cinder Bock

Sam Adams Cinder BockSam Adams has just released 4 beer in the brewery’s new Small Batch Series, and aren’t stopping there.  Cider Bock is looks to join the crew next year.  Cinder is billed as a “rauchbock” or smoke bock.

Unusual and playful this half-breed brew begins with a rush of smoky, almost savory, aromas and flavors.  The distinctive campfire smokiness of a rauchbier lingers and beings to reveal the rich and velvety malt smoothness of a double bock with a notes of toffee and caramel.  This roguish brew transforms from its bold start to a hearty and satisfying finish. 

Speculation: Some of these brews will make another appearance in the future (they are labeled a “Batch #1.) Depending on popularity, I would assume there could be a Batch #2 release.  Others released in the series include Tasman Red, Griffin’s Bow, The Vixen, and Third Voyage.  Coming in 2012: Dark Depths.

Style: Doppelbock (smoked)
Hops: Hallertau Mittlefruh
Malts: Two Row Harrington, Metcafe, Copeland Pale, Caramel 60, Smoked Malt
Availability: 22oz bottles
Arrival: 2012

9.4% ABV