Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by kwill:
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
The initial appearance and smell of this beer left me a little disappointed. Not to say it was bad, just not quite what I was expecting. It pours a dark, red/brown with a thick brown head that disappeared a bit too quickly. The smell is good, but a little too sweet.
The taste is a bit too sweet with a light caramel taste. Mouthfeel is a little too thick and syrupy for a beer this sweet. The sweetness would not be so distracting if it finished cleaner and didn't leave such a thick and long-lasting aftertaste.
Overall a good beer, but it certainly can't stand up to some of the better doppelbocks like the Ayinger Celebrator or Paulaner Salvator.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2003 20:45:55 | More by kwill
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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.