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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,736 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,736
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 64
Gots: 59 | 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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GabrielM

New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A - deep brown/amber color with a nice white head atop.

S - caramel, vanilla, maple, malt sweetness and maybe a tiny bit of alcohol.

T - all the flavors in from the smell with a heavy malt sweetness to it.

M - nicely carbonated and good flavors, but a little heavy and thick. The sweetness and consistency remind me of maple syrup in a way, which isn't a great thing.

D - a tasty brew, but a little sweet and thick for my likings, so I will keep these to one-bottle-a-night sippers.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 23:38:26 | More by GabrielM
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Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
Dull. As the beverage warms, some dark fruit makes a debut over a subtle malt body. Light spice.

Taste:
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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,736 ratings.