Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Gasp100:
3.75/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The first one I had just overpowered me with alcohol, but since I've had a chance to really pay attention to this next bottle it's growing on me. The pour is dark red mahogany with a thick tan head and medium lacing down the glass. The smell is of deep, overripe fruit and candied nuts, sugar and alcohol. The taste is thick and very rich, decent carbonation and heavy duty sweet malts just overpower the senses. There is a smell of almost tree bark, earthy, old, heavy duty engine oil... I like it. This definitely has the most character of any Sam Adams brew I've ever had. The alcohol is like another flavor in this one and I like it --- couldn't drink more than one or two, but it's nice and I could see buying this once a year along with Victory St. Vic as a comparison. Nice...
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2004 01:27:25 | More by Gasp100
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3.81/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Notes: Unable to determine exact year brewed as it's not stated on the bottle anywhere. However, the label is an older design and I've had the bottle in my cellar for at least a year. Served at 40 degrees in a tulip.
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.
Dull. As the beverage warms, some dark fruit makes a debut over a subtle malt body. Light spice.
Thankfully more exciting than the nose leads you to believe. Gobs of biscuit and thick malt. Roast caramel and hints of toffee. Raisin and fig and all together incredibly sweet. Yeast. No real alcohol presence, with the exception of a slight burn on the finish. Aftertaste that of Molasses and caramel malt.
One of the heaviest beers I've had in recent memory - thick, lip-smacking body. Decent carbonation helps lighten the load a bit. Leaves a slight film in your mouth. Super sweet finish.
A solid beer from Boston Beer Co. Indulge in this one slowly as it is thick and I wouldn't be surprised if the ABV were to sneak up on some. Beware of cavities as this is one sweet beer but don't let that stop you from grabbing a bottle - it's worth it.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2014 19:12:34 | More by alphagnome
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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