RateBeer
overall
87
85
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adams Double Bock is brewed with a half pound of malt in each bottle, almost enough for a loaf of bread. This rich intense, lager reveals a deep mahogany color and velvety smooth flavor. Samuel Adams Double Bock is one of our most sought after brews. Enjoy!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle from someone at the BA Decadence release tasting line. Pours with a light brown head and a hazy amber body underneath. Aroma is malty with wheat and raisins. Taste is alcohol, caramel and raisins. Watery mouthfeel for the ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BOLTZ7555. Pours a deep oxblood with a one finger tan head that results in spotty lacing. The nose is caramel malt and dark fruits. The taste is brown sugar, sweet dark fruit and booze. Light to medium bodied. Ok, a bit hot and sweet. Thanks Jason!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Tasted from a bottle at the BA Decadence 07 release today. Pours reddish with a tan head. Nose is sweet with some malts. Taste is sweet and overall ok, but some par.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle labeled "Imperial Series Double Bock" 9.5%. Pours a very clear but darker glowing copper color with a fine fizzy beige head that fades quickly. Very sweet roasty aroma, raisins and toffee, slight grassy. Very sweet without any of the dark roasty qualities I want in a doppelbock. Sugary smooth body that is dull in the mouth with soft very large carbonation. Very hot, too much alcohol, quite boozy without any indication of cohesion. Syrupy feeling left in the mouth. Not much in the way of smoky, chocolate or coffee flavors. Maybe a bit of chocolate is buried under the hard alcohol. Hard to swallow. The initial flavor isn’t too bad, however, the aftertaste makes one gag. Holy hell that medicinal finish/aftertaste is horrid. Another reason why craft beer should be produced by craft breweries.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Brownish amber color with a creamy tan head. Mild aroma of toffee and coffee. Roasted oaky flavor with a hints of passion fruit, toffee and a real light trace of chocolate. Medium malty body with a slightly dry finish.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Nice thin creamy head. Friendly yeasty aroma. Strong bock initial flavors. Alky is certainly apparent. Decent carbonation. Color is orange red brown. Medicinal coarse alky laced finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2009
12 oz bottle purchased from Frugal MacDoogal’s in Nashville. Poured a deep amber color with a one finger tan head. The aroma was caramel malt, roasted malt and nuts. The flavor was sweet, with a light earthy hop finish. This was an average beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2009
12oz bottle, sample in a plastic cup. Pours dark amber with a small tan ring of foam. Aromas of light roasted malt, caramel, and a bit of nuts. Flavors of sweet malts up front, caramel, light chocolate, and light hops in the finish. Plate is smooth and medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2009
12 o bottle - Pours a medium deep red color with a smallish light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of slightly toasted caramel, bit nutty, notes of lime zest, faint milk chocolate, touch of oak. Flavor has chewy malts, toastyness, caramel, raisens, toasted oak. Finish is balanced just on the sweet side. Overall a decent brew. Nothing earthshattering, but good for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Sampled at the Sam Adams tasting at Blacklick Wine and Spirits on 3.5.09. Pours clear medium brown with a medium tan head. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of nuts. Malty flavor with some alcohol and not much else going on. Not bad, but pretty boring and kind of a letdown.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 47 48 49  50  51 52 53 » 55


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50