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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
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Just realized I forgot to rate this after looking at some of my old notes from last month. Brown pour with a smallish than head. Aroma is full of malt, caramel and some fruit. Flavor is very nice. I got some caramel, light milk chocoalte tones, some vanilla, and a very light touch of hops. Of the imperial series, this is the ONLY one worth drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, earthy, nutty, caramel, burnt, and lighter coffee. Tastes of caramel, toasty, nutty, and some coffee. Heavier alcohol burn in the finish. On the sweeter side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2009
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Alraomon. Thanks! Pours a reddish copper color with a thin head. Poor head retention and fair lacing. Very malty aroma with notes of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, fruit and hops. Taste is EXTREMELY malty... tons of toffee, brown sugar and dark fruits. Full bodied and quite sticky in texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8942) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. Off white head. Nose of caramel malt, candi sugar, grain, malted barley and alcohol. Taste is same. Smooth.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle. Clear tawny copper colored body. Filtered. Nose is just consumed by this bubble-gum saccharine and overly sweet caramel malt. Simple nose. Thick, viscous and frothy, for sure, but flavor is consumed by this saccharine caramel and toffee malt, far too sweet, moderately astringent. Bad stuff all around. Terrible execution.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Luscious caramel benefits from raisiny fruitiness in this sweeter-than-usual Doppelbock, ending in a light leafy hop showing.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear burgundy.
-Alcohol presence is mostly submerged in the supple dextrins.
-These dextrins are also a tad smoky and roasty. But caramel is dominant throughout.
-This is a very good sipper, even if it is not necessarily an authentic example of style.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Take the SA regular DB, add more malt, and this stuff looks great and smells great, but the body and flavor are just tto cloyingly sweet and sticky and rich and a bit muddled. This one starts at a 3.8 or so, but ends a 2.7 or so, as it gets stickier and more cloying as it warms. Not bad per se, but muddled and a miss for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2012
355 ml bottle at The Rover, on July 21, 2012
Cloudy copper to brown color, small tan head. Malty, sweet, fruity, cold, alcohol scent. Alcohol, bitter, sweet, grainy taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7956) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle. Raisin malt and alcohol aroma. Hazy orange-brown color with moderate head. Sweet raisin-orange bready malt and bitter herbal hops flavor. Strong alcohol finish. Very good - way better than their last effort.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7873) - 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.


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