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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,745 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,745
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 65
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-07-2009)
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BrownNut

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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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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.