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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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark red/brown appearance with fairly small tan head. Very sweet dark malty Bock aroma with a slight hint of anise. Quite sweet amber/brown malty Bock flavor, again with a licorice flavor. Very sweet finish. Too sweet for my palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Clear, deep copper lager with a small, creamy, off-white cap. Great retention. Vinous, malty aroma of tawny port, caramel, date and a suggestion of prune. Full-bodied and thick with soft carbonation. Sweet port and caramel with just a touch of prune. Sticky, sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9588) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8750) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at tasting, pours a cloudy orangey amber with a big beige head. Aroma of fudge upfront, caramel malts, toffee and candied fruits. Flavour of fudge, chocolate malt, toasted bread, caramel and dark fruits. Quite a thick palate with rich flavours. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8495) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Deep dark brown/red pour, with off white head. Aroma is some smoke, raisin and fig, touch of chocolate. Taste is some thin dark fruit, chocolate, touch of smoke, roasted finish. Not bad, but not near as complex or tasty as most dopplebocks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8396) - 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 (8376) - 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.


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