Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Foxman:
3.9/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It pours a clear, coppery, dark amber. A thick finger of frothy light tan head keeps its place. Vistas of lacing scape the inside of the glass.
In the aroma, a thick blanket of toasted malt drapes caramel and dark fruit across a muted sheet of peppery hops. Biscuit blinks in the face of a glare of alcohol.
Upon tasting, the malt is dense and round, primping with caramel, dark cherries, and pretzel crust. The hops, while restrained, are lightly spicy and dampen any pretension of lingering grain sugars. Alcohol is bold, warm, and assertive. Yeasty biscuit reminds of the grain presence, but the hops revisit with a crisp bitterness that dries a credible finish. It's got all the malt the style promises.
Medium bodied, it has a flowing but creamy plushness on the palate.
The aroma could use a few more amps, but overall it's worthy of an -ator suffix. It's got a bigger sense of balance than many double bocks, that's for sure. The ABV is hefty and in no way shy, meaning it drinks well but is always worthy of a cautious eye. It's not overly inspiring, but it's beefy, malty, solid, and a nice enough return on the investment.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2010 23:01:53 | More by Foxman
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.