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

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,928 Ratings
Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,928
Reviews:
1,110
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
164
For Trade:
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Photo of ta_hagen
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dmod81
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Photo of hermit990
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doobie77
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
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.)

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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Photo of wafers
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johncnh
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful ruby clear pour, but with a little too thin white head. Smells like a good German doppelbock! Malty sweet goodness with a hint of roastiness. Taste is similar, but a little too much heat. Good overall, but it with the classics so easily attainable, not my go to. Prost!

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Photo of DarthVorador
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mncoinman
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Heavy malt aroma. Pours deep reddish brown. Significant and long lasting foam head. No visible carbonation. Good bite on the tongue. Nice lacing. Good dose of munich style malt flavoring. Pretty well balanced on the sweetness factor (not too much). Drink this with some salty snacks. Good stuff.

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Photo of jsh420
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojoman8561
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrUse
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark clear amber with minimal head. Smells of sweetness, vanilla, boozy, and malt. Tastes of minor sweetness with a medium malt profile. Finishes a mellow malt with lingering spiciness. Solid mouthfeel, no lacing. Would buy again.

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Photo of ER527
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mgwagman
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear red with a small amount of off white head that dissipates to nothing
Aroma is sweet malt, some dark fruit. A bit lacking for the ABV
Flavor is a bit bigger, but still lagging behind something like JA Saxonator. Toffee and caramel, some raisin and grape.
Balanced feel, a little bit boozy but nowhere near as much as the 9.5% would indicate.
Ultimately a good beer that would have been better at a lower ABV. For the size of it, ends up lacking a bit in flavor.

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Photo of Lucular
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,928 ratings.
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