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

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,927 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:
1,927
Reviews:
1,110
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
163
For Trade:
0
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Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lzepplin01
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DucksFan16
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonis
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkawachi
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Cloudy rust brown, with a substantial light tan head and extensive lacing. The head and lacing are nice, but the body is a bit more muddy than I'd like.

S - Positive is the rich malt nose, but there is a slight chemical note, and the alcohol hit is significant.

T - Caramel and sticky bread sweetness, cut by a vegetal grassiness. The close has a hint of over-steeped tea, and acridness that undercuts what is otherwise a fairly pleasant drink.

M - There is a bit of stickiness, and certainly the alcohol and bitterness in the close helps clear it, but not completely.

O - This is close to a great doppelbock. Unfortunately, off notes undermine the delicious caramel and bread qualities. As a result, it seems they'd have been better dialing things back a touch and keeping tighter control.

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Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FranMoff
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant reddish chestnut to mahagony producing a 1” clingy and persistent light tan foam collar.
S: Sweet bread, faint citrus.
T: Toffee, caramel, sweet dark bread, cola, light citrus,
F: creamy, smooth, medium to medium low carbonation, medium to full body, a little alcohol warming on the end.
O: A big bold beer that is a little on the sweet side but still very good.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viaduck
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattymystique
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Agriverbear
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grupatre
1.86/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Possibly the worst beer I have tasted.

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Photo of thedemise
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.67/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryan4120
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bgold86
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZBowden
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear dark brown with tan head, smells of sweet malts caramel sweet potato, tastes of malts hides the booziness of the beer as well as slight woody bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich and silky with medium carbonation.

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Photo of chrisjws
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Qsnow
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
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 1,927 ratings.
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