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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3.92/5
Very Good
1,930 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

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Added by Bierman9 on 02-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,146
Reviews:
1,110
Ratings:
1,930
pDev:
13.01%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
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127
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Ratings: 1,930 |  Reviews: 1,110
Photo of Bighuge
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice frothy head that lasts some time. Beautiful mahogany color. Aroma is predominantly sweet. Tastes of liquorice and molasses dominate. Very well put together dopplebock. Malt dominates. Hops are used for subtle balance.This has been a favorite of mine for some time. I have even ranked it #1 in a blind taste test of 10 dopplebocks.

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Photo of ZAP
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I finally found it in my neck of the woods and I am not disappointed...dark mahogony in color...soft creamy head....chewy in texture and very malty in flavor...but not overwhelmingly so. I think an understated strong point of this beer is the hopping. It is just enough to balance this brew and keep it from being over-sweet. You can definitely taste the alcohol and it's initial mouthfeel is almost syruppy...but like I said, the hopping does wonders for this beer and overall this rates in my top 5 or so doppels...If I drink a doppel I want it to taste rich and sweet and this accomplishes that without going overboard.

Update: I have had two more of these and am finding an almost candy sugar sweetness on the nose and palate...I like it but it is different than I expected..

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Photo of Murph
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A truly awesome brew. Pours a dark, dark ruby color, almost to the point of being brown but not quite. Gets a creamy dark tan head that sticks for quite some time before sinking down to a nice lace. Smells of sweet malty goodness. First taste is a bit on the alcohol side followed by an almost corn syrup like?? malt sweetness. The beer flows very smoothly across the palate. Overall drinkablity is pretty high as the beer is pretty easy to consume for all it's body. All in all a very good beer and highly recommended if you can get your hands on some. I finally found some and boy was I glad.

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Photo of xXTequila
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark and very malty. as crazy as it sounds it had sort of a black licorice taste to it. Not a bad beer. I'm glad i only bought one bottle of it to try because it really filling.

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Photo of Todd
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the few beers that I can honestly say that I look forward to each year. Malty, robust and extremely warming ... one of the last ballsy beers by Sam Adams, and one that I wish was a year round beer.

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Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,930 ratings
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