Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
3.5/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
This is a dark beer with a little head. The smell it gives actually reminds me alot of Horn Dog Barleywine from Flying Dog. It smells very sugary, yeasty, and I get alcohol and dark fruit, maybe even black cherry. The taste is intensely sweet with only feeble bittering hops attempting to hold it back. I get tones of caramel, nut, and red apple skin but all of these cower on the palate before the sugary-sweet presence of this cloying malt-bomb. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy-sludgey. I guess this could be considered doppelbock but it is closer to what I think of as barleywine. In the end it has none of the lager characteristics that make good doppelbock such a thing of beauty.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2006 07:57:31 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a medium brown with caramel highlights and minimal cream head that dissipates to almost nothing.
Deep caramelization, melanoidins. Toasted, nutty malt.
Lots of kettle caramelization, slightly sweet melanoidin character. Enough toasted malt to counter the sweetness and nuttiness to finish things out. Slightly bitter finish. A touch of roast and dark cherries.
Body is fairly full with minimal carbonation and substantial alcohol warmth.
Nice melanoidin character, not cloyingly sweet, but a bit hot.
Serving type: on-tap
04-03-2014 23:19:11 | More by barczar
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,704 ratings.