Samuel Adams Cinder Bock

Samuel Adams Cinder Bock

Another weekend gone. Why do they go so fast, and why haven’t I won the lottery so I can quit working?

Samuel Adams Cinder Bock

It’s been an interesting weekend. Friday night we went to NH and hung out at an American Legion in support of a friend who was DJing karaoke there. It was an “interesting” experience. Let’s just say – drunk, rowdy locals.

Saturday night we hung out with my wife’s sister, her husband, and our two nephews. We had a blast playing with the kids, but the time spent keeping up with a 2 and 1 year old once again convinced Melissa and I that kids aren’t in our future.

Samuel Adams Cinder Bock

Tonight I’m drinking Sammy Adams Cinder Bock. Warning – this beer falls into the expert category of beer drinking. It’s a rauchbier, meaning it tastes like Gouda cheese cooked on a campfire. No, check that…it tastes like Gouda and firewood! One of my first reviews on LIBA was of a rauchbier. What a mistake! In fact, 3 years later I’m still nervous to try a beer of this style.

Right off the bat, the smell is tough to stomach…campfire and bad cheese, just like I said. Same thing with the flavor. In fact, only a few sips any my stomach is doing flips begging me to stop.

Unfortunately this will become a “drain beer”. I won’t force myself to drink something I don’t like. It doesn’t meet that this is a bad beer…just not my style. The flavors are just too strong and I’m not into this level of smokiness.

Samuel Adams Cinder Bock

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.