Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BamaBeerBuff:
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a clear crimson-cherry color with a small, dense, and creamy tan head. Head falls quickly, but a nice cap of foam remains over the top. A few spots of lace on the glass. Color is quite vibrant and lovely.
S: Rich. Dark fruits caramelized with brown sugar is the primary aroma here. Burnt caramel, some toffee, and very light chocolate also make contributions. Alcohol presence is highly noticeable and, at times, a bit distracting.
T&M: Dark fruit, molasses, caramel, alcohol, and a dry finish of toasted grain. Finish is quite interesting--an upshot of fruit and light alcohol combine in an interesting manner. Body is very full, with a highly velvety, almost syrupy feel. This one has a boatload of malt.
D: It's a whale of a doppelbock, chock full with flavor and a high ABV. Not a gulper, but still enjoyable. Well done, BBC.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2009 04:22:27 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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3.41/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a bottle into a glass stein.
A - Pours a murky copper color with a foamy, three-finger, khaki-colored head. Nice retention. Spider web like lacing.
S - Big caramel aroma, with hints of prune and date as well.
T - Matches the nose, with candy sweet caramel malts forward. Esters of prune, baked apple, grape, and a good amount of fusel alcohol. Slightly spicy hop kick in the finish. Doesn't hide it's ABV particularly well. Very rich. Becomes quite cloying after a while.
M - EXTREMELY viscous and full-bodied, to the point of distraction. Somewhat creamy. Medium carbonation, but not enough to eliminate excessive syrupiness.
O - Some definite flaws here. Slightly too thick and too boozy to be considered a great brew, and not a match for most European versions. Not a repeat buy, as better Dopples are easily obtained almost anywhere.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 02:16:32 | More by TempeBeerMan
3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a medium brown with caramel highlights and minimal cream head that dissipates to almost nothing.
Deep caramelization, melanoidins. Toasted, nutty malt.
Lots of kettle caramelization, slightly sweet melanoidin character. Enough toasted malt to counter the sweetness and nuttiness to finish things out. Slightly bitter finish. A touch of roast and dark cherries.
Body is fairly full with minimal carbonation and substantial alcohol warmth.
Nice melanoidin character, not cloyingly sweet, but a bit hot.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2014 23:19:11 | More by barczar
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,706 ratings.