Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
3.2/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Somewhere between dark amber and reddish copper - small, off-white head, fades quickly to a wispy cap, leaves some streaks of lacing
Smell: Deep, dark caramel and molasses - cooked grains, malt extract - some dark fruit skin and soy sauce - some solvent-like, obvious alcohol - some sweetness as well
Taste: Cooked, caramelized grains - lightly roasted nuts - caramel, malt extract, and bread crusts - dark fruit - some bitterness, sugary sweetness - strong alcohol flavor, and it's not a good one - malty, but not enough
Mouthfeel: Medium body, sticky, could actually use a little more carbonation
Overall: Not awful, but not great
This gets some bonus points for not being reminiscent of Samuel Adams Triple Bock (which still gives me nightmares). Otherwise, it's an average dopplebock. Lots of caramel, but too much booze. Pass.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2012 05:27:09 | More by angrybabboon
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 1,736 ratings.