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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Location: Picked up a 12 oz. bottle at Gilly’s, drank it 3/9/09

Aroma: Malty, smoky, coffee scents
Appearance: Light brown/maroon looking color.
Flavor: Nice malty sweetness dominates the alcohol and hops
Palate: Fully body, long finish
Overall Impression: I’m going to totally disagree with anyone who says that the alcohol dominates, I felt that way about the Imperial White, but not this one. I thought the malts were the strongest flavor by far, and I enjoyed this one. I actually thought the smoothness of it was impressive based on the high ABV, and the alcohol taste didn’t ruin it at all, but for me, enhanced it. It’s really a nice beer, probably the best Doppelbock I can remember outside of the Celebrator...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2188) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 12 oz bottle from Freddy. Pours a translucent brown with a fine beige head that has fair retention and some lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with dark fruits, brown sugar, anise and roasted malts. The flavor mirrors the aroma with soft black licorice and brown sugar dominating. The mouthfeel is smooth and light with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering anise. Overall: Very good dopplebock.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2009
12 oz bottle at a tasting a few weeks ago. Pours dark amber with thin beige head. The aroma is brown sugar, alcohol, burning leaves, and roasty notes. The flavor is alcohol, sweet maltiness, some leafy hops, but not enough to balance the sweetness. It finishes with chalky caramel. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown with light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and a hint of caramel. Flavor is lightly roasted malts with caramel and toffee notes. Very sweet double bock.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2009
A nice but overly sweet doppelbock. Aroma was OK. LIght malt and caramel. Pour was a nice dark red with a one finger off white head. Taste was sugary sweet with a hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Nice carbonation with a bisucity aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1810) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Clear amber with thin white head. Aroma is slightly wordy with a good bit of caramel. Taste is same with nice biscuity finish, and apparent alcohol upon exhalation. $2.5/12oz

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottled from Windmill Farms. Pours a copper/amberish color. Aroma is sweet and malty with a good lager aroma. A hint of alcohol is present as well. Full bodied and sweet. Good maltiness. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Nice toffee as well. Tasty bock.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5086) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle. Molasses and grape nose, brown sugar, toffee, and alcohol. Touch of red berry. Deep brown body with ruby overtones still lets light through, clinging tan head big on lace with even bigger legs. Taste initially very dry and crisp, molasses and lightly burnt brown sugar, touch of grape and muted grain. Light smoke and chocolate. Body is full and slurred, strong and warming but without over-the-top booze. A little distilled/grain alcohol, though, which I consider a major off-flavor. Slightly toasty, spice is almost hidden, but the feel is really smooth and chewy and, despite the desired complexity, the overall effect is calming and satisfying as the cooler temperatures set in.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4136) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Pours a dark ruby copper with a thin light tan head. The nose is malty, vinous, bready, mild alcohol, some spicy hop notes, sweet, caramel. The flavor shows a spicy alcohol, caramel, rich chewy malt, tangible bitterness. The palate shows warming alcohol with a thick mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2009
This lager pours with a dark ruby color. Hard to get much out of the nose at all, perhaps a light note of wort, maple, fruit. Flavor actually has some nuance to it and a bit of depth. Notes of dried dark chocolate, roast, toffee and caramel. Nice finish as well. Respectable example of the style, but needs improvement.


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