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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2009
THOUGHTS: Nice, but not a dramatic shift from the regular and already great Double Bock. This beer really wasn’t necessary. Nice, but unnecessary. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dary orangey red with a small, off-white head that mostly lasted, but remember there wasn’t much to begin with, that somehow left excellent lacing. The aroma was moderate to heavy grain, cereal and molasses, grape, apple, cherry, port, tobacco and light alcohol. The initial flavor was very sweet and slightly acidic; while the finish was very sweet, bitter and slightly acidic with an average to long duration. I would have given more point for flavor, but it was too cloying. There was apple, cherry, molasses, port wine, alcohol, grain, cereal, and a little chocolate and coffee too. The medium to full body was syrupy with tingly carbonation and a lightly astringent, moderately to heavily alcoholic and slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2009
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Cloudy medium brown pour with a slight tan head. Sweet, caramel aroma. Thick mouthfeel, chocolate & caramel flavors with a nice malty presence. Finish is smooth and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
A: Poured into a snifter with an average-sized, off-white, creamy head, that hung around at 1/2-finger or so. Body is a beautiful dark amber color, with a slight haziness to it. S: Nice aroma of heavy malt and caramel tones... sweet, but not too sweet at all. T: Heavy malt flavor as well... again, the sweetness really comes through, but it’s not cloying at all. Long duration on the flavor. Some alcohol bite and warmth at the finish, but I’d never guess this beer was +9% ABV. M: Medium-bodied and quite creamy, with lively carbonation. D: Wow... I like, I like. Never ceases to amaze me how Sam Adams almost always hits the mark with their beers. I’d buy this sucker again in a second.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RONCOD (228) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Pours a deep amber color with a thin tan head. The flavor was a sweet, caramel with some fruity finish. This is the best yet that I’ve had from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jandd1983 (3234) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark copper with off white head. Aromas of caramel and biscuit malts. Toasted malt and caramel flavors. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Pours a clear copper, with a light tan head. Aroma is very sweet with caramel, malts, and some underlying alcohol. Flavor is sweet, with notes of caramel, dried fruits, and malts. Alcohol make its presence known as the beer warms, and by the time you’ve drank the bottle, there is a warming from Double Bock. Overall, nicely put together, and a very nice offering from Sam Adams!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours a clear mahogany with tan head. Nose full of doughy malts and dried fruits. Flavor was rich and complex. Lots of malts, sweet and doughy, hints of dried cherries and plums, and a hint of hops in the finish. Silky smooth and very easy drinking. Hard to tell it is a 9.5% beer. Really a delicious brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bought a four-pack of this at a new bottle shop in Northampton, MA. Malty aroma with an after-whiff of alcohol. Nice reddish brown color with a nice head that wasn’t too big, nor small. Effervescent but with a high viscosity as it swiftly rolled about the tongue. Big malt taste that layered on the tongue. A minute or two the warmth spread about the body like the beer was hugging me back. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - 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.

   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.

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