Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Baileyuk:
4.3/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Sam Adams Glass with a decent head, faded fast but a light rim was present throughout. Lacing was present but nothing spectacular. As the bottle says it is a mahogany color.
Smells like a lot of Malt, not surprising as it says it uses a pound per bottle. The alcohol also is present behind the malt.
Tastes good, strong malt characteristics that fall somewhere between roasted and caramelized, more towards the roasted for sure though but with a sweetness added. The alcohol was present also, almost like a faint barrel aging taste with some oak flavors (maybe coming from the roasted malts)
Carbonation is perfect, feels perfect on the tongue. Balanced throughout the mouth, definitely for the alcohol content this is made to be as easy as possible to drink. That said by half way through the bottle the alcohol is definitely becoming more prominent in the taste. Just because of this its drinkability is limited, but really this is not meant to be drank in bulk, much more for savoring. Definitely a good beer, and one that I will definitely have again should nothing new be available.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2009 17:32:35 | More by Baileyuk
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Notes: Unable to determine exact year brewed as it's not stated on the bottle anywhere. However, the label is an older design and I've had the bottle in my cellar for at least a year. Served at 40 degrees in a tulip.
Deep mahogany body with a tint of red and surprisingly clear. Heavily carbonated. Thin, bone-white head starts off small and reduces to a small ring fairly quick. Minimal lacing but decent legging.
Dull. As the beverage warms, some dark fruit makes a debut over a subtle malt body. Light spice.
Thankfully more exciting than the nose leads you to believe. Gobs of biscuit and thick malt. Roast caramel and hints of toffee. Raisin and fig and all together incredibly sweet. Yeast. No real alcohol presence, with the exception of a slight burn on the finish. Aftertaste that of Molasses and caramel malt.
One of the heaviest beers I've had in recent memory - thick, lip-smacking body. Decent carbonation helps lighten the load a bit. Leaves a slight film in your mouth. Super sweet finish.
A solid beer from Boston Beer Co. Indulge in this one slowly as it is thick and I wouldn't be surprised if the ABV were to sneak up on some. Beware of cavities as this is one sweet beer but don't let that stop you from grabbing a bottle - it's worth it.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2014 19:12:34 | More by alphagnome
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,735 ratings.