Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by thebrood1987:
4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Smells very malty with some plum like smells and a touch of citrus from the hops. The taste is very rich with the thick malts which give tastes of bread caramel and toffee flavors with some dry chocolate sweetness finishing with a touch of citrus of hop and ending dry. The mouthfeel is extremely creamy and full bodied. The malt sweetness just rolls over your taste buds and leaves such a full flavored rich taste its so good. I've had their chocolate bock before and it's like that but instead of the full on Hershey kiss chocolate taste...this beer lets the other varieties of malts shine through more with the chocolate still there but more of the bready toffee caramel malts.
I'm very impressed with this beer from Samuel Adams. Its an extreme beer but balanced like every other beer they make. Its a good thing this beer isn't all malts though it does have that bite from the carbonation and Noble hops that they use. So well crafted this is my favorite non IPA beer to date. The alcohol is actually very well masked. I had this beer last year and thought the alcohol was more noticeable. I don't know if they tweaked the recipe or my tastes are changing but this is now one of my favorite beers from them. It's pretty filling but definitely worth the 4 pack price.This beer lets everyone know Samuel Adams will always be a craft brewery.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2011 03:00:57 | More by thebrood1987
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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 1,736 ratings.