Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by BrownNut:
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Lovely clear toasty brown in the light. Really nice textured head that makes a landscape a la Samuel Smith's beers, but dissipates down to nothing within a few minutes. Nice lacing.
S - Moderate wheat bran cereal
T - Pretty malty and bready. Somewhat mild flavor, but nice. Has a near-metallic tang that winds up as something slightly tart. There's some sweet but not too much, and it seems closer to molasses than caramel. The booze is hidden very well as you taste it but you get nice warm gentle booze fumes in the back of the throat afterwards.
M - Thick and smooth with a tiny bit of prickly carbonation on the tip of the tongue. A bit of film that sticks around on the tongue.
O - Pretty good and easy drinking. Not the best doppelbock I've had but holds its own in the style. I like the thick mouthfeel. I missed that recently in a Spaten Optimator. This is one of the best Sam Adams beers I've had, contrasted against a lot of safe, transitional beers they put out. Kinda pricey - not on an ABV per ounce basis, just on a per ounce basis. I'm not drinking to get drunk, so ABV is incidental and it's pricey when a fourpack costs the same as a sixpack would.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2012 01:48:09 | More by BrownNut
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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 1,745 ratings.