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

Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Doppelbock
Ranked #61
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,114
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 13.01%
Reviews:
1,114
Ratings:
835
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 01, 2022
Added:
Feb 07, 2009
Wants:
  134
Gots:
  170
SCORE
88
Very Good
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)
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Rated: 3.96 by DarrellK from Florida

Jul 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by DCH from New York

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Rating from notes. Consumed November 2013. "Great looking bock with stellar aromas and a velvety palate, but I expected bolder flavours from this one. Still, worth trying IMO."
Jan 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.83 by WarriorPrincess from North Carolina

Sep 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by brother_rebus from Maine

Sep 04, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by NDP2 from Washington

Aug 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by user785335 from Florida

Jul 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 11, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.68 by CJLehner from Virginia

Mar 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.51 by chiefz1 from New York

Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
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Reviewed by RobN43 from Texas

4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a strong brew from my recollection. I love the thick, malty syrup feel of it. I recall one night having consumed 3 and thought, "Uh oh...I forgot to have dinner..." but I was pleasantly full.
I miss this brew. Last I heard it was discontinued, but I saw a recent review so I am hopeful. I was overseas for 2 years and haven't had too much luck finding it here in San Antonio. Checked HEB, Specs, local liquor stores...no luck.
Is it still out there?
Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 1.46 by BeerDrinker2020 from California

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by BlueSpader from Washington

Aug 08, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from On the Fly Gasmart. Clear brown pour with medium foamy beige head. Very sweet malty aroma, tree nuts, wood, peat. Taste increases the sweetness, slick, almost syrupy feel. Slightly woody, bitter finish.
Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.56 by Frank_Castle from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2017
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
From notes 10/13/11: Pours a rich mahogany brown with a light tan, full head that leaves a tight coating of lace as it recedes. Rich and malty with a raisin sweetness in both the nose and mouth. It has an alcohol presence and bite that is much greater than expected from a 9.5% ABV. A good American version of the style.
Nov 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by baldy00 from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Xanax37 from Nevada

4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Brothers, if I can suggest one beer you simply must try in your life...it is this one. I had the pleasure to down many a 4-pack and I appreciated every damn one of them. One of the most exceptional and boldest beers I've had the privileged to try. A word of advice, you will either hate this beer (it's not for the weak) or absolutely love it. It's Imperial Cousin isn't bad...but not the same.
Jan 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Dec 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Stardusthotel83 from Washington

Dec 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Oct 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.56 by ClavisAurea from New York

Sep 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by wpreynolds from New Jersey

Jul 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by Dreizhen from District of Columbia

Jul 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by ta_hagen from Minnesota

Jun 28, 2016
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Rated by Dmod81 from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Rich, sweet, and deceptively smooth! Slight warm finish is the only hint to just how boozy this malt beast really is.
Jun 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by hermit990 from Illinois

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by NeoClassicist from New York

Jun 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by doobie77 from New Jersey

May 31, 2016
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Reviewed by CO-Bloom from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Another reminder beer is subjective. I loved this beer. This is an intense malt driven punch to the senses. I get huge dried fruit, banana, caramel, toffee, toast and a slight warming finish. ABV is well hidden but still present. Haven't had a ton of doppelbocks so I am not totally sure as to how it stacks up stylistically but my taste buds like the beer presented. Highly recommended for fans of big malty beers (winter warmers, English barley wines, old ales, etc.)
May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by nyrblue2 from New York

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Rockjocknroll from California

4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Wow. I had heard this was the zenith of Sam Adams and boy howdy, it measures up. After a visit to the brewery I picked this up at a local bottle shop.

A: Dark reddish-brown with an everlasting head. Seriously, it stays in the glass for hours.
S: Crystal malt for days. Caramel, toffee, malt...you want to eat it.
T: Similar to the nose. Tons of caramel, toffee, dark sugar, yeast and malt.
M: Heavy but crazy drinkable.
O: This bock is one of the best I've ever had, easily one of the best for style. SA might miss the mark here and there for other styles and beers but this is exceptional. Damn near a perfect bock.
May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by wafers from New York

May 11, 2016
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 1949 ratings