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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!


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12oz bottle from Chip’s in OBX. Clear deep amber color with a lasting light khaki head. Big intense aroma with lots of brown sugar and toffee, dark candied fruits, and alcohol. The flavor is a bit too sweet but otherwise nice and complex. Big candied dates and prunes, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and booze. Full-bodied and syrupy, boozy and warming. Good in some ways but a bit intense and cloying.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hockeybeerguy (1986) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Purchased from Breeze In, Lemon Creek/Juneau, AK. Grumbler was poured into a mug and a pilsener. Pretty much the same in both glasses. The appearance was a semi-dark red to brown color with a decent transparency about it to allow a stringy carbonation to be seen rising. The head was about less than a finger’s worth. The lacing in both glasses was speckled and sliding right on into the beer. The smell started off with a decent caramel to bready earthy toast. A light dark chocolate came across decently. The taste was roasty and sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and good for the doppelbock style. Overall, its good for the style for the most part and you know I would have this again, though, it ain’t no Celebrator, this one is still worthy for the most part.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (647) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
This beer pours a beautiful deep amber brown color with a small cap of creamy foam. Inside this big beer there is some slow moving carbonation making its way through the thick body. Its light tan head holds on well and makes a little lacing on the glass. The aroma has some nice sweet malty notes of sweet dark bread, roasted barley, caramel, and brown sugar. There is a boozy note as well and hops can be found way off in the background. Like the aroma its flavor sweet and malty but not overly so or to the point of being cloying. The abv comes through and adds some mellow warmth to its overall character. Hop bitterness is low and just light leafy hop spice is noted in the finish. The palate is thick and heavy with just enough carbonation to give it some life.

3.2
   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

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (818) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Rich mahogany color , with nice beige head.Aroma of malt, caramel and hint of raisins. Sweet malty taste with notes of roasted caramel and dark fruits. Full body, low carbonation. Long roasted bitterness in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlmostHome (19) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (55) - - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coachd (96) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2014
I’m not a huge Sam Adams fan, but thought I would try this one on a whim. Pours a very pretty amber color with tan foam - huge bubbles at the surface. Aroma is malt and a little skunkiness from the hops, but mostly malt. Not a very complex or pleasant scent. The taste is a little better; malty, light and drinkable for 9.5% ABV. I wanted a stronger taste; this is a little weak. Palate is decent, goes down smooth but has a weird metallic aftertaste. I won’t be getting this again, perhaps it’s the style but to me this is just a watered down Oktoberfest.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (909) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a dark copper-amber color with an unboiled wort appearance. The tan head fades pretty quickly leaving a thin cap. Some lace clings to the edges. Big toffee and sorghum nose. Thicker texture, but not at all coating. Sorghum, date, toffee, and baseball card bubblegum.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Style: Double Bock Color: Dark Honey Taste: slightly sweet, oddly light, malty, dry finish Comment: Overall it's not a bad beer, but it is just missing something. However, in their defense I did just have the Ayinger Brewery Double Bock which is out of this world... This Bock is more like Houston, there are worse places to be but I am never sure where I am.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1469) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Hearty caramel. fruitbread and alcohol aromas. Cherrywood varnish appearance, and that is appropriate. Extreme sweetness, would be puckering if not so strong, which is its own issue. Syrupy, sludgey body, falls between the standard German doppels and their frozen counterparts.


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