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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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma has hints of coffee and sweet malty goodness. Flavor is much sweeter than I expected. Oh wow. Definite coffee notes. Sweet and bitter and cream and delicious. This is fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Sam Adams tasting at Enoteca in Post Falls, Idaho. Sample from 12 oz bottle into Sam Adams glass. Aroma is very alcoholic, strong in caramel malt. Smells a bit like cinnamon raisin toast. Pours amber with a thick head and creamy lace. Malty sweet with a nice alcoholic finish that warms the gut. Carbonation is low, texture is oily. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle poured into the ol’ dimpled mug. Beautiful dark brown color, crimson notes, murky, thick pale brown head. Awesome aroma....malt, pumpernickel bread, sugar cookie, gingerbread, molasses, hint of fig/raisins, alcohol. Very nice and complex, nose reminds me of a fine Belgian Christmas strong ale. As does the taste! Oily and slick going down with a great warming effect from the 9.5%. Flavor notes of heavy caramel, more dark fruits and a great sticky, bittersweet finish. Excellent brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2011
This beer is very sweet with large chocolate flavors. Very smooth and very drinkable.Delicious

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2012
As promised, this beer is very malty. Huge body and decent hop balance. A little more complexity in the malt would make this beer really high on my list.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Wow, I was blown away by this beer. 12oz bottle; lots of head, lots of aroma, lots of lacing. It has a strong but reasonable character. An easy recommendation, really. Drink this beer, and love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Dark amber with a thick white head. The nose and palate are loaded with caramel. Some raisin on the back of the palate adds an extra dimension which lingers through the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber with a ruby hue and a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Lots of caramel and sugar. Taste is medium sweet. Caramel and sugar with a bit of dark fruit. Alcohol with raisins and orange. Medium bodied with a sticky and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. Now I’m wishing I would have bought the whole 4-pack instead of just the single with the upcharge.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/3/2013. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, apple, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, apple, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, pear, apple, biscuit, nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a excellent doppelbock! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of malt and yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (61) - - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a mahogany brown with no head. Total malt bomb. Smells of malt and tastes of malt. Has a very thick mouthfeel -- not quite beer syrup, but the consistency of NyQuil. Fun to drink and tasty if you can find it.


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