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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1981) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2009
12oz. bottle: This one pours a crystal clear ruby tinged brown color. There was a small tan head that only lingered a short time. No lacing. The aroma is a bit sweet, with mostly caramel up front. Notes of fruits and vanilla. This is a nice rounded double bock. It is very smooth tasting. Flavors are the caramel, faint fruits. The alcohol is well hidden. A touch of dryness from some hops in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Pours from the 12oz. bottle a iced-tea-ish brown with a small, tan head that quickly settles into a modest collar. There’s quite a few bubbles rising to the top. Aroma is sweet, vanilla-ish and kind of syrupy. 1st sip is a big, bold hit of malty sweetness, with overtones of vanilla and alcohol. There’s a slight alcohol burning & harshness on the swallow that cuts down on the drinkability. This is NOT a session beer, unless you goal is to get passed-out-on-the-floor drunk. But is is a good after work or after dinner sipper. Overall, a good, big, tasty beer to finish off your day. Leaves me wanting to try the rest of the Imperial series!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
First I want to say that this is not my favorite style of beer. This is why I got out of it though. Smooth very palatable double bock. Nice amount of malt back bone. Nice aftertaste though does not linger long. I’m glad Sam Adams is making this more readily available now. Hides the alcohol well I think. A hint of caramel which I get from the sweet taste of this beer. In the nost I get a lot of malt. Nice smooth beer here. I would say you could drinik this beer all night but be forewarned you may not be so happy with yourself in the morning!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark red brown color. Smells like a big bag of roasted grain with a litte coffee note. Tastes sweet, and roasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Dark reddish copper color with an ok beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel. Full bodied with mild but sharpish carbonation. It’s rather sweet, progresses to roasted malt, shows a mild touch of coffee, has touches of likely noble hop. Heat is very well hiddden. Finishes towards dry/astringent with something like chocolate coating the mouth. It’s a variable beast. I think they have a good beer here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malts, light dark ripe fruits, caramel, light alcohol, molasses, slight raisins, and malts. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, beige head that lasted around the edges. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of caramel, alcohol, slight salt, light astringent, malts, slight spiced yeast, and some vegetables. Medium body. Syrupy texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, astringent, alcoholic, caramel finish is cloying and off-putting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Dark amber with fair, creamy tan head / Toasty, brown sugar nose / Medium, chewy, body, syrupy and sweet, with good balance and finish / Big flavors of molasses and brown sugar, with notes of raisins and roast malt / Typical simple Sam Adams flavors, but well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Dark honey pour with a small creamy eggshell head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, and cocoa. Nice smoky sweetness that exhibits lightly toasted marshmellow, milk chocolate, and raisin. Alcohol isn’t at all overwhelming...actually really enjoyed this one. Let your buddies try this and watch them tip over one-by-one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Mahogany pour with a bright ruby highlight and a quickly fading, fizzy, tan head. Lots of over ripe dark fruit aroma with toasted caramel and cocoa notes. There’s also a faint metallic and vegetal twang mixed with some notable alcohol. The flavor has pretty much all the same characteristics as the aroma but with a soft smokiness throughout. Sticky, medium body with lots of carbonation and a strong alcohol warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5899) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Cola colored and clear beer with a nice creamy tan head that lasts a couple of minutes. Aroma is not big and offers a lot of caramel. Flavor is somewhat medicinal with a big alcohol profile and a ton of caramel malt. Just a bit of smoke and, again, cough syrup. Big alcohol, big mouth of malt but disappointing.

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