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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dekeq (36) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2009
As I poured it out of the bottle, it came out in a nice, brown, translucent color. There was also a slightly red tint to it. After the pour it formed a nice, off-white head that settled very quickly. Taking a whiff, there was a pretty sweet, almost fruity, aroma with a dash of hops. In my first sip, I got a nice, smooth, malty taste. It was followed by a nice hint of fruit and sweetness and it finished up with a nice kick at the end from the barley and the alcohol (9.5% is hard to mask). The texture, I thought, was fantastic. It was very filling - almost like bread. And the entire experience was very smooth. It has a smooth opening and an interesting bite at the end to finish it off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Espo1 (35) - - JUN 18, 2014
A - heavy malt backbone with hints of smoked wood and leather A- dark leather with a tan head M - heavy malt with light carbonation T- malty finish that is sweet and hot with the alcohol. O - fits the style and finishes on the malty style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
From first sip, taste buds wait for alcohol taste to hit. That feeling lasts through sip, but above-average beer taste follows. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dsilvashy (24) - - JUL 15, 2012
Wow, what a pretty looking beer. Not much of a head, but a nice maple color. For lack of a better word, it had a woody taste. Smooth finish, and definitely a beer I would have again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlmostHome (23) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Great malty beer. Nice dark color and head. Very much like a piece of dark bread. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mario61Aler (21) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2011
The aroma was of carmel and coffee with a roasted quality that lingers in the nose. The color was a dark brown that was clear with very little head but excellent lacing Taste was med sweet, with light bitter tones, hardly bitter at all. The body was medium, mildly creamy, medium carbonation that had a long finish. Overall I liked this, not as in your face as some dopple bocks as Iíve had but very drinkable. Iíll buy this one again. I had this with a veggie ravioli with a butter garlic, cashew sauce, and a chicken ragu. This paiored wonderfully with a meal. Might be under powered for some but a good selection none the less.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AGknights44 (19) - - SEP 15, 2013
Hot alcohol taste and bite. Not smooth. Hardly any rich malt character. Dark fruit. Not good representation of style and not enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbalmer (16) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottled. Aroma of bread and alcohol dominates; very difficult to sense much else. Appearance is a dark chocolate brown, with little lacing and a small (one-finger) head. Taste is primarily alcohol (it starts rather astringently) and -then- the malty, bready goodness I look for in a doppelbock, a little unexpected and while not unpleasant, not what I was hoping for. Other flavors that come through very, very late are small amounts of toastiness, a little caramel, and a little chocolate. Moderately heavy on the palate, has a good weightiness to it that I like but the alcohol seems to erode that a bit. Overall, not the worst Iíve had from Sam Adams, but far from the best. Itís just a little too high on the ABV scale, and the other flavors I would expect in a doppelbock just donít seem to come through like Iíd like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpmeersman (13) - Rochdale, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Changing this offering from one of their seasonal to their new Imperial label has been more than just a re-hash of an old brew. Strong caramel and fruity nose, rapidly thinning head will leave a nice lace eventually after joyfully lingering over this complex brew. Increase in ABV is readily noticeable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
buckeyebeerman (10) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2009
pours a redish brown with not much head at all. aromas of bread molasses and alcohol. A little sweet taste and after taste. Hard to describe

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