Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by csmiley:
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks goes to colts9016 for this one
A - Pours a deep reddish brown and clear for the most part. The caramel head comes to just under a quarter inch. It stays around for a minute or so before it completely disappears. Lacing could use some work. It looks just like expected.
S - A big malty profile starts it out. Heavy notes of caramel really stand out. Dark bread and granola quickly follow. Alcohol is definitely noted midway. Toffee and more caramel come in on the backside. Aroma is quite pleasant overall.
T - Sweet just like a Double Bock should be. Lots of caramel and toffee right out of the gate. Again, alcohol has a strong and warm presence in the middle. Bread is also heavy in the middle. Some dark fruit finishes it up. Mostly raisin. Flavor is put together well. The alcohol could be dialed back a bit but that is a minor issue.
M - Body is lighter than expected. Carbonation is light and works well. Finish is sweet and warm.
D - Drinkability is pretty good for this selection from the BBC. This is a well crafted brew that hits all the style characteristics that I look for. Alcohol is always warm but never completely out of control. It can taste a little watered down at times. Overall, this beer is easily above average. I could see having more of this brew...even in the same session.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2009 03:42:39 | More by csmiley
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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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