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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium off white head that diminishes rather quickly leaving behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt with raisin and grain. Thick body with a strong smokey malt upfront with a lot of alcohol and caramel in the finish. A good doppelbock from Sam Adams.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear red / brown color. Little off-white / khaki head. Lightly smokey toasty malts. Caramel. Little sweet taste, some bitter. Good, smooth lighter carbonation. Little dark fruit aroma. Not much alcohol taste for 9.5 ABV, that’s a plus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9548) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9513) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Somewhat opaque brown orange pour with a minimal head. Terrific aroma of caramel malt and bread. Smooth palate. Taste is also caramel malt. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Clear copper penny colour, light tan head. Aroma is caramel malts with fruity and boozy notes threatening domination. Sweet malty palate, but not enough bread or toast to make me happy, it’s mostly fruity caramel that just isn’t all that yummy. Warm finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9310) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
12 oz. bottle as a trade extra from dstructo- thanks again! Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, figs, caramel malts, brown sugar, cereal grains, cardboard, and chocolate malts. Flavor of chocolate and caramel malts, prunes, raisins, alcohol, cardboard, and honey. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation and a fruity mouthfeel. Dry finish. Something was a bit oxidized in this one, and I think I would have liked it more if not.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9107) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
pours copper, mahogany/beige. Aroma and flavor of caramel and light chocolate, lightly sweet with some dark sugar, roasted malts and a medium caramel finish.


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