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

Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series)
BA SCORE
3.92/5
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
Ranking:
#5,844
Reviews:
1,110
Ratings:
1,928
pDev:
13.01%
Bros Score:
4.14
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
167
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,928 |  Reviews: 1,110
Photo of Dave2234
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle purchased at Costco. Poured into snifter.
A: pours a brown sugar body, +2 finger off white foam head, heavy spotty lacing
S: oak, slight char, spicy, brown sugar, alcohol
M: medium body, slight resin in tongue
T: oak, boozy, burnt wood, some vanilla
O: okay brew, on the unbalanced side and boozy. The boozy part interrupts flavors coming through for me.

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Photo of mjwellman
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amvrana
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reddish brown pour/khaki foam;great lacing. Sweet caramel nose and taste. Boozy tongue, caramel exhale. Medium lite mouthfeel. Very pleasing. "Bigger" beer.

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Photo of BWood
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -Rick
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raiderob
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reddish brown.light creamy head.minimal amount of lacing.sweet on the pallet.smooth finish..Prost

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Photo of CodyMiller
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of futiledevices
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite style to begin with, but a nice departure from Sam Adams' usual offerings. Nice medium body. Not too strong of a nose, but decently bready and malty. Heavy on the toffee, brown sugar, cherries, malt. While it's fairly sticky and syrupy in the mouth, the finish leaves something to be desired. Maybe a little nutty and boozy at the end, but nothing that was begging me to keep drinking it. Overall, a nice addition to the Sam Adams collection, but just not one of my favorites in the style. If it's at your local bottle shop, it's worth a shot, as it's pretty affordable and may be a nice choice if you're into it.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mweso2000
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TopherBreski
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not much smell but better than any other Bock I've had so far. Very red beer.

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Photo of Amedlin18
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter. This mighty fine doppelbock pours a brownish red with a nice lightly off white head of tight beaded foam that dissipates to a thin layer ring and thin layer of foam with light lacing. Nose of fresh dark bread, toffee, and strong booze. Flavors follow the nose exquisitely with toffee, brown sugar, and warming alcohol tot eh front and sides, fresh baked lightly dark bread and rich crust to the read with warming alcohol and sweet butterscotch flavors to the back and aftertaste. Most with moderate carbonation, high drinkability, and slick mouth feel. This is excellent. Sam at his best!

Cheers!

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Photo of TBCE
4.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells of biscuity twizzlers with a slight hint of alcohol.

I thought it would be more of that malty/ toffee sweetness but it resides at a moderate, yet still constrained, sweetness. The cherry from the twizler is there with moderate alcohol.

Carbonation seems slightly above what I would expect as well.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber pour with thin tan head - doesn’t look as appealing as it’s about to be... aromas of bread and caramel. Much the same comes across the tongue. A sweet finish makes this just right.

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Photo of BobsledTM
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Double Bock (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,928 ratings
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