Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by dgallina:
3.78/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce slim brown bottle. Dated January 2008 on the bottle and notched best-before October on the label.
Pours very clear medium brown with red highlights. Only a thin film of head on top, but decent lacing through the whole drink. The smell is rich and pleasing. Alcohol-tinged raisins and plums blend with cookie dough and toasted malt base. A bit of spicy anise at the edges. The flavor is dominated by medicinal plum and alcohol notes on a slightly-metallic mineral water base. Sweet toasted caramel in the center gives way to a lightly astringent alcohol finish. Body is thick and a little oily, with abundant creaminess. A nice sipping beer that would be improved by a better-developed body.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2008 01:20:20 | More by dgallina
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 1,735 ratings.