Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Romulus141:
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into the official Sam Adams drinking glass.
Appearance: Pours a rich, deep amber that reveals a reddish hue when held up to a light. With an aggressive pour, there is an abundance of manilla-colored head that looks strong and healthy. It dissipates slowly, and lacing covers all sides of the glass. Overall, this is top-notch in the looks department.
Smell: Sweet, with floral and citrus characteristics. The alcohol in this can be detected if one goes looking for it. The aroma of the beer is strong, and gives due-warning that this is a hearty beer.
Taste: Just like the smell, a sweet maltiness overcomes my tongue on impact. The citrus hints come out as I let it move over my palate and down my throat. This is a creamy brew, and while it is flavorful, it isn't explosive. It's comfortably in the middle. This makes for a great dessert beer.
Mouthfeel: Very thick, almost syrupy. However, this texture is not sickly, it is actually quite pleasant. There is minimal carbonation as well, which is always welcome. As I said before, it enhances the ability for this beer to be a good dessert after a good meal.
Drinkability: These are quite good, but they are simply not made for sessions. With its high ABV and full body, it would be tough to have more than two of these in one sitting. However, I would savor those two as they were served to me.
Quite a good brew, and it's a shame that it's not readily available at bars.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2007 01:22:58 | More by Romulus141
More User Reviews:
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)
88 out of 100 based on 1,734 ratings.