Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.24/5 rDev +7.9%
Deep garnet in color with a slightly viscous appearance. Poured with a short light beige foam that quickly dissipated leaving random wisps. Sweet, dark candied fruit, and toasted caramel malt aromas with toffee, herbal hop and boozy notes. Full bodied with a thick oily feel with subdued, lightly crispy carbonation from the middle to the end. Big toasted and caramel malt flavors up front followed by ripe dark fruit and toffee. Crisp herbal hop flavors through the middle with expanding hop bitterness with boozy heat to the end. Started sweet and malty and finished crisp and hoppy. Finished with a light crispness with toasted malt, herbal hops and a sneaky booziness.
06-21-2014 01:45:51 | More by IronLover
3.81/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
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 1,760 ratings.