Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.3/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Our pour reveals a one and half finger tan head, atop a dark toffee colored brew that is clear all the way through. Moderate carbonation is visible through the glass. The aroma is dark, with highlights of salt water taffy, strong diacetyl notes, a hint of vanilla, and a tinge a metal. The taste begins with sugary sweetness and roasted malts. It has a buttery middle that carries the sweet notes to the back, where the flavors fall off to a salty sourness and irony bite. These last notes remain in the aftertaste with a faint caramel maltiness. As the sip follows through it is slick, with the mouth left somewhat coated, but semidry. The body is medium, and seemingly thin for a doppel. This is a strong brew, and has fair drinkability due to the moderate flavoring and the lighter body.
Overall, as lovers of doppelbocks, we were left wanting more. While the traditional flavoring was there, in a general sense, the dominance of the metallic aftertaste was less than desirable.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2010 01:04:36 | More by TheBrewo
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4.74/5 rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: a deep garnet red color. Great brightness and perfect clarity. One to two fingers of a tan head that fades fairly quickly and leaves a bit of a lacing.
Smell: super sweet caramels. Very bready. Dark fruits. Probably one of the strongest smelling beers I've opened recently. This one really bites at you with those super sweet malts and dark fruits. Alcohol is noticeable but not astringent or over powering.
Taste: starts off with bready malts. Quickly diverts to caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Dark fruits are more subtle but still big, prunes and dates. Some alcohol sneaks through especially as it warms. Alcohol is there but smooth.
Mouthfeel: big and heavy. Thick and creamy. A meal of a beer. Very warming as well
Overall: a big and wonderful beer. Very sweet but not overly. A great beer to introduce people to a style that's not so well done in the states. Big bold flavors make me want to go for Utopias. I imagine it being a bigger bolder but somewhat related to this one
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 13:38:32 | More by SportsandJorts
4.11/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Almost chocolatey in appearance this Doppelbock had a very rich look dark brown. The head was simple in its density and collared to a fine froth.
The aroma was full of chocolate and caramel malt with a bready fruit cake.
The flavors were well balanced between the sweet chocolate malt, sweeter caramel malt, prune, date and of dried fruit cake.
The feel is thick not necessarily creamy but the carbonation is subtle.
Samuel Adams has done this up right with rich and broad flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
03-02-2014 16:14:49 | More by KYGunner
4.69/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A: Brown copper semi-translucent with a 1/2 inch that sticks, a lot of carbonation activity with lacing as you venture through the pint.
S: Bready and malty with slight caramel and fruit scent.
T: Bready, malty, and spicey (cloves?) with a yeast/malt on the back-end that lingers. The slightest of slight hops presence.
M: High carbonation that hits in the front and lingers throughout, full bodied and very creamy. A perfect mouthfeel, the best I've ever tasted.
O: Active appearance, bready and yeasty, perfect mouthfeel. I tend to favor domestic doppelbocks over bavarian because of the mouthfeel, and I think I have to rate Sam Adams over Troegenator. Simply awesome.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 15:55:13 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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