Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Arithmeticus:
4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: dark mahogany color, with thin carbonation; minimal head
S: very aromatic, with (for me) a hint of resin and chocolate
T: the flavors are amazing, lingering in the mouth for two or three minutes after a taste; this is a beer you slowly chew and think about; I found I wanted to spend about an hour or two with it, and not drink or eat anything much to interfere with it. That makes it perfect as a dessert beer, since there is a subdued but real sweetness.
M: viscuous and thick; substantial
D: the beer is overpowering, and I would not want to have more than one in a single setting, or even on back-to-back evenings. But I find that I look for this beer quite frequently.
UPDATE APRIL 2011
I'm adding a second review because I've aged this beer two years at basement temp. Poured in flared glass.
A: cloudy dark orange/mahogany; head and lacing improved
S: very beautiful bouquet featuring figs, dates, raisins
T: the flavors are still amazing, but the edge has been taken off; it retains a strong, deep carmelized flavor with a strong dose of brown sugar; the alcohol content comes through in the flavor; more bitter than I remember it being; overall, aging didn't really improve the flavor
M: about the same
Overall the beer is still fantastic. Aging seemed to improve the bouquet but not the flavor.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2010 02:12:55 | More by Arithmeticus
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer was a good beer. I liked that it was a bock beer. I liked the malt body this beer, I liked that it was dark. I also liked the fruit taste that it has. I liked that it was sweet. I could taste the raisin fig that it has in its flavor. I would not mind having this beer again if I could find it somewhere where I live.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 00:17:59 | More by jaredtp
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,748 ratings.