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RATINGS: 557   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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3.8
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Just realized I forgot to rate this after looking at some of my old notes from last month. Brown pour with a smallish than head. Aroma is full of malt, caramel and some fruit. Flavor is very nice. I got some caramel, light milk chocoalte tones, some vanilla, and a very light touch of hops. Of the imperial series, this is the ONLY one worth drinking.

3.2
phaleslu (10898) - 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.

3.5
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010
Name: Imperial Dopple Bock
Date: May 25, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: light sweet dark caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet hot caramel flavor, peppery alcohol, light earthyness fails to balance, touch of burnt caramel candy, light bitter finish

Name: Imperial Dopple Bock
Date: February 02, 2010
Mode: bottle
Score: 2.9 to 3.5
Words: tmac woodstock
Appearance: clear brown with ruby edges, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: rich sweet dark caramel aroma, candy sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness
Overall: the alcohol has faded leaving just the rich malt, age works for this one to take the edge off

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *** /4

3.2
DuffMan (10762) - 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.

2.9
cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark red/brown appearance with fairly small tan head. Very sweet dark malty Bock aroma with a slight hint of anise. Quite sweet amber/brown malty Bock flavor, again with a licorice flavor. Very sweet finish. Too sweet for my palate.

3.6
KimJohansen (10498) - 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.

3.6
sebletitje (10477) - 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 (10155) - 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 (10000) - 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.

3.2
blipp (9904) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours red with a beige head. Malty sweet aroma with fruit and bread. The flavor is sweet also, with caramel, bread, and a hint of some fruity sweetness. Decent.


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