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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

1,735 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,735
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 64
Gots: 59 | 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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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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MiWolfman

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-15-2014 00:52:25 | More by MiWolfman
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-06-2014 20:02:52 | More by Dicers
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alphagnome

Iowa

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.

Appearance:
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.

Aroma:
Dull. As the beverage warms, some dark fruit makes a debut over a subtle malt body. Light spice.

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
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.

Overall:
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

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Std73

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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North Carolina

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New Jersey

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California

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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California

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass stein.

A - Pours a murky copper color with a foamy, three-finger, khaki-colored head. Nice retention. Spider web like lacing.

S - Big caramel aroma, with hints of prune and date as well.

T - Matches the nose, with candy sweet caramel malts forward. Esters of prune, baked apple, grape, and a good amount of fusel alcohol. Slightly spicy hop kick in the finish. Doesn't hide it's ABV particularly well. Very rich. Becomes quite cloying after a while.

M - EXTREMELY viscous and full-bodied, to the point of distraction. Somewhat creamy. Medium carbonation, but not enough to eliminate excessive syrupiness.

O - Some definite flaws here. Slightly too thick and too boozy to be considered a great brew, and not a match for most European versions. Not a repeat buy, as better Dopples are easily obtained almost anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Rhode Island

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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,735 ratings.