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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,789 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,789
Reviews: 1,082
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 72
Gots: 81 | 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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Photo of jaredtp
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a good beer. I liked that it was a bock beer. I liked the malt body this beer, I liked that it was dark. I also liked the fruit taste that it has. I liked that it was sweet. I could taste the raisin fig that it has in its flavor. I would not mind having this beer again if I could find it somewhere where I live.

jaredtp, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

pat_usher, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Liverocks
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Liverocks, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

greyghost86, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of ffshore545
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Slashytits, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Unclebeerman
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Unclebeerman, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of JDeming
4/5  rDev +1.8%

JDeming, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dmgallag, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Brutus627, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of dustinjkline
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

dustinjkline, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of JJChrist
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

JJChrist, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of IronLover
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. 

IronLover, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

LanceRulau, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

MiWolfman, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Dougwillhike, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CB2maltygoodness, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

MonkeyBread, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Dicers, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
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.

alphagnome, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Std73, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

gonzo000, May 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

MichaelProcton, May 26, 2014
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,789 ratings.