billypat99 (3) - USA - JUN 16, 2001 does not count
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This is such an awesome beer. The first time I had it was illuminating. The smell is so rich, the color nice and dark and the flavor--so smooth. This beer is easily my favorite for the style (just wish I could buy it in my hometown). fixer72 (5) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2006 does not count
This is without a doubt my favorite Double Bock. Unfortunately it is a seasonal, so it is a winter treat for me in texas. Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2004 Super malty, incredible rich sweet taste without being sickly. High alcohol content that you do notice with the first mouthful but didn't detract in my opinion. I have heard this brew lacks complexity but if so it makes it up in flavour. Perhaps my favourite brew so far.
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 11, 2001
A pretty good Doppelbock, but does not stack up next to Storyteller Double Bock brewed by Oak Pond Brewing Company.
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
If ever there was a beer style that showcases malt, then dopplebock or double bock is it. This is a classic German beer style, that was first brewed by monks to sustain them during Lent. Double Bock is often called liquid bread, and that is an apt description. Double Bock is a rich, hearty brew with lots of character and flavor. The Germans do this style best in my opinion, but there are also some very respectable domestic example of this style. Sam Adams Double Bock is one such example. This is a personal favorite of mine, one the Boston Brewing Company does exceptionally well year after year.
Sam Adams Double Bock pours to a beautiful, bright, dark amber color with a slight tan head, and a moderate carbonation. You want to know what malt smells like? Hold your glass up to your nose and inhale the wonderful sweet malty aromas of this beer. The palate will give you more of the same. Rich, delicious, sweet malt flavors marry with hints of nutty and slight chocolate flavors. This beer is a lager making it very smooth, and clean. Sam Adams Double Bock finishes with more sweet malt flavors up front, then slides into a soothing, warming, alcoholic burn.
This is a very well done domestic example of a classic German beer style. It is one of the better examples on the market today, and it is distributed all over the United States as a Sam Adams seasonal. It usually comes out in mid January, and will stick around to about late March, so if you see it, buy it. The season has passed, but there is still plenty of it floating around. I normally would not pair double bock with food. It makes an excellent night cap, and is a great beer to have on a chilly night. I once had pan seared turkey medallions with this beer that worked very well. The double bock caramelized on to the turkey, and was very tasty. But if you had to pair it with food, desert would be a more logical choice. Try it with a hot fudge sundae.
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2008
This is actually my favorite main stream doppelbock. It warms me up just from it’s smell and color. The hints and undertones of red in its dark color make this a beautiful beer. It’s malty goodness is a reason a stock up on hundreds of bottles of it a year so I can enjoy it year around. It is my favorite Sam Adam’s product and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great pre-Lent seasonal. winto (35) - Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014
nose: banana bread with pecans and all, rum, the yeast gets a bit sickly if you ponder too long.
palate: gorgeously textured. holy @#$%. liquid bread with thick gooey bubbles! too complex to even begin describing. all on the nutty bready caramelly alcoholly sweet side but oh so much more...and that’s my only complaint: it’s way too sweet for my taste. i feel like im gonna wake 5lbs heavier tomorrow. if you don’t mind then go for it. Cobra (1100) - - JAN 8, 2006
12 oz. brown longneck bottle. 2005 batch. Poured out a deep ruby/ dark amber color, with a decent sized tan colored head. It slid back to a decent matting of foam on top of the beer. Aromas are of roasted malts, slight caramel, some yeastiness also. Earthy aromas of hops in background. Flavors are of caramel malts, strong, fresh base malts, some caramel, and earthy hops to back up the malts. Alcohol is extremely well hidden for a 9% ABV beer. Smooth, lager mouthfeel with a tongue coating goodness. A well made American Dopplebock. Excellent work, Mr. Koch. punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Whoo boy, is this a beer. Complex as you could want in a drinkable beer. Imagine Duvel in a medium that allowed you to drink multiple without feeling like your belly will pop. Sweet caramel, nutty flavors with hints of alcohol, due to the high ABV. Beautiful amber color in the glass--you’ll love it.