Samuel Adams – Cinder Bock – 5 out of 7 smokestacks

It’s OK. I’ve had this beer before. I’ve not only had a Cinder Bock by Samuel Adams before (in 2008 if I remember correctly), but I’ve also had beers from other breweries that taste exactly the same as this one, and I can’t remember any of those beers names, but I think they were from Colorado maybe. This beer smells sweet, nutty, slightly smoky. I smell caramel. Smells good. Tastes good. Not enough smoke. And this is one of those times (oftentimes) that low smoke is bad, but sometimes low smoke could be good (other times). But because of the “everything else factor” low smoke in this beer is bad. And I can tell that I am particularly fatigued at this moment and have no interest in saving this review as a draft and returning to it with any extra vigor, no sir, plowing through this review here and now. This beer is good. No dynamite element. Brew this with a bucket of “everything else plus smoke” and Sam Adams gets a dynamite smokestack rating. 5 is respectable. And so is Sam Adam’s small business lending branch of the company. End times.

Brewer Sam Adams (The Boston Beer Company)
Beer Name Cinder Bock   Rauchbock
Brewer’s Description Unusual and playful this cross-breed brew begins with a rush of smoky, almost savory, aromas and flavors. The distinctive campfire smokiness of a rauchbier lingers and begins to reveal the rich and velvety malt smoothness of a double bock with notes of toffee and caramel. This roguish brew transforms from its bold start to a hearty and satisfying finish.
Food Pairings Boston cream pie? What do they eat in Boston? Clam Chowda?
Brewer Location Boston , MA
Alcohol content by volume 9.4%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) N/A
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 3.85
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 2.5
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 5.5
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 5

And who calls them The Boston Beer Company anyway?

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