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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,745 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,745
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 65
Gots: 64 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-07-2009)
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csmiley

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev 0%
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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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.