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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Somewhat opaque brown orange pour with a minimal head. Terrific aroma of caramel malt and bread. Smooth palate. Taste is also caramel malt. Alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent brew.

3.6
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Sweet and vinious aroma with toasted malt, caramel, overripe fruits and toffee. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits, toffee and breadish notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.

3.2
DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Clear copper penny colour, light tan head. Aroma is caramel malts with fruity and boozy notes threatening domination. Sweet malty palate, but not enough bread or toast to make me happy, it’s mostly fruity caramel that just isn’t all that yummy. Warm finish.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 oz. bottle from notes ( I had all 3 as soon as they got off the truck at Jungle Jim’s upon original release). Pours a clear deep amber color with a small fizzy disappearing head. The aroma is sweet malts with some dark fruity notes. The flavor is heavy on malts, caramel, dark fruits. Medium bodied, a little on the syrupy side. Decent.

3.2
gnoff (10353) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2012
355 ml bottle at The Rover, on July 21, 2012
Cloudy copper to brown color, small tan head. Malty, sweet, fruity, cold, alcohol scent. Alcohol, bitter, sweet, grainy taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

3.2
phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
12 oz. bottle as a trade extra from dstructo- thanks again! Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, figs, caramel malts, brown sugar, cereal grains, cardboard, and chocolate malts. Flavor of chocolate and caramel malts, prunes, raisins, alcohol, cardboard, and honey. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation and a fruity mouthfeel. Dry finish. Something was a bit oxidized in this one, and I think I would have liked it more if not.

3.6
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
pours copper, mahogany/beige. Aroma and flavor of caramel and light chocolate, lightly sweet with some dark sugar, roasted malts and a medium caramel finish.

3.5
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Luscious caramel benefits from raisiny fruitiness in this sweeter-than-usual Doppelbock, ending in a light leafy hop showing.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear burgundy.
-Alcohol presence is mostly submerged in the supple dextrins.
-These dextrins are also a tad smoky and roasty. But caramel is dominant throughout.
-This is a very good sipper, even if it is not necessarily an authentic example of style.

Bottle.

3.4
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear red / brown color. Little off-white / khaki head. Lightly smokey toasty malts. Caramel. Little sweet taste, some bitter. Good, smooth lighter carbonation. Little dark fruit aroma. Not much alcohol taste for 9.5 ABV, that’s a plus.

3.3
arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Deep dark brown/red pour, with off white head. Aroma is some smoke, raisin and fig, touch of chocolate. Taste is some thin dark fruit, chocolate, touch of smoke, roasted finish. Not bad, but not near as complex or tasty as most dopplebocks.


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