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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

1,745 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,745
Reviews: 1,075
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 65
Gots: 64 | 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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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-06-2014 14:22:50 | More by RDW
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-05-2014 21:37:42 | More by JasonTaverner
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barczar

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium brown with caramel highlights and minimal cream head that dissipates to almost nothing.

Deep caramelization, melanoidins. Toasted, nutty malt.

Lots of kettle caramelization, slightly sweet melanoidin character. Enough toasted malt to counter the sweetness and nuttiness to finish things out. Slightly bitter finish. A touch of roast and dark cherries.

Body is fairly full with minimal carbonation and substantial alcohol warmth.

Nice melanoidin character, not cloyingly sweet, but a bit hot.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2014 23:19:11 | More by barczar
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-03-2014 01:06:52 | More by BigGold
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-30-2014 19:25:48 | More by LXIXME
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ZOSO2192

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-30-2014 18:53:04 | More by ZOSO2192
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-26-2014 23:36:51 | More by DaveMiller
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spartan1979

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -30%

03-26-2014 03:21:31 | More by spartan1979
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torimattschriver

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +27.2%

03-23-2014 20:13:00 | More by torimattschriver
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ZCW

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.2%

03-23-2014 16:11:26 | More by ZCW
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blueberryann

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-22-2014 18:32:38 | More by blueberryann
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-22-2014 01:06:46 | More by BryantForestry
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-19-2014 21:03:46 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-18-2014 01:48:41 | More by VTBrewHound
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-16-2014 13:45:38 | More by Fettpopps
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Bolivar73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-12-2014 14:33:00 | More by Bolivar73
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-11-2014 23:07:24 | More by bleedsblu
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-11-2014 02:13:53 | More by dbarny76
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-10-2014 22:36:26 | More by Buck_Jones
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zachattack555

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -74.6%

03-07-2014 22:55:51 | More by zachattack555
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-07-2014 14:08:00 | More by comfortablynirm
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-07-2014 03:52:29 | More by threedaggers
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: a deep garnet red color. Great brightness and perfect clarity. One to two fingers of a tan head that fades fairly quickly and leaves a bit of a lacing.

Smell: super sweet caramels. Very bready. Dark fruits. Probably one of the strongest smelling beers I've opened recently. This one really bites at you with those super sweet malts and dark fruits. Alcohol is noticeable but not astringent or over powering.

Taste: starts off with bready malts. Quickly diverts to caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Dark fruits are more subtle but still big, prunes and dates. Some alcohol sneaks through especially as it warms. Alcohol is there but smooth.

Mouthfeel: big and heavy. Thick and creamy. A meal of a beer. Very warming as well

Overall: a big and wonderful beer. Very sweet but not overly. A great beer to introduce people to a style that's not so well done in the states. Big bold flavors make me want to go for Utopias. I imagine it being a bigger bolder but somewhat related to this one

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 13:38:32 | More by SportsandJorts
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Skabiski

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-05-2014 21:30:44 | More by Skabiski
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-04-2014 05:54:36 | More by rudabegga9
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
88 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.