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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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4.5
pkbites (980) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Pours a gorgeous dark cola brown with an ever so slight reddish hue. Nose is fruity, hoppy, and very alcoholic. You can really smell the ethanol in this. The head is a creamy beige. It doesn’t last the duration, but it almost does. The head contributes to the nose as the aroma changes as the head dies down. This is a significant characteristic of the malt and yeast strains used in this. Thick & malty on the palate. The heavy alcohol content creates a warming sensation after the swallow. But you know what? (and I never thought I’d say this) this has too much alcohol in it. It should be toned down to 7 or 8 percent. The amount it has in it leaves to much of an ethanol aftertaste and a bit of burn. A lesser amount would still give the warming effect without the overpower alcohol taste. That’s the only criticism I have for this otherwise wonderful bock!!

4.5
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a small mug. Appearance: 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. Smell: 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. Taste/Palate: 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. Notes: Over all its big and bold which hits home for me when were talking about Doppelbocks.

4.5
SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours clear mahogany with a large beige cream head. Smells super malty, like caramel, with a distinct hint of fruit. Taste big sweet, hints of toffee and fruit, with almost no bitterness. Full-bodied with a slick texture, and soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Imperial Series Double Bock finishes with a smooth, almost sticky feeling.

4.5
tekstr1der (501) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Amber pour with thin tan head - doesn’t look as appealing as it’s about to be... aromas of bread and caramel. Much the same comes across the tongue. A sweet finish makes this just right.

4.4
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2009
This has a beautiful brown-orange appearance. The flavor is quite nice. Sweet and rich, but doesn’t seem too heavy. Good stuff.

4.4
Cybercat (6145) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Has a very rich, strongly malty, somewhat yeasty and subtly fruity and smoky aroma - very inviting. Pours a dark clear mahogany with a thick, fluffy, light buff head that likes to stick around. Strong, spicy flavor attacks the tongue with some hoppy bitterness and a firm alcohol bite. It has a smooth, malty, slightly fruity undertone that cools on its way down the pipes. Finish is lip-smacking, jagged, zingy, tingly and spicy.

4.4
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Poured into .75L Stein (checked color in shot glass). Dark red brown, Tan head and sticky creamy lacing. smell dark chocolate, molasses, fruitcake, booze...tastes the same, big alcohol burn. this is a belly-warmer ( 750ml ...hick-up). very similar to Ettaler Curator

4.4
generallee08 (778) - 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.

4.4
eRock_2013 (511) - South Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2015
Wow, from the 2015 edition bottle, this pours an an absolutely beautiful beer. Perfect dopplebock reddish mahogany color, with vibrant lacing and a soft pillowy head (it just looks worthy of such descriptive adjectives). Aroma is distinctive in a positive way, features standard rich malty and red fruit notes, but also some grassy noble hoppiness, also a hint of dark chocolate. Flawless so far. At first sip, a little tart but not too much, maltiness isn't as overwhelming as expected. Complex layers follow one another, first malt, then slight noble hops, then a chocolate cocoa finish. Pleasantly surprised at the minimal booziness. Warming indeed, though the palate doesn't betray the high ABV. Mouthfeel is full and smooth, "velvety" as the bottle claims. I am thoroughly impressed. I think this is truly the best dopplebock I have ever had, although the flavor intensity could use a small boost. Nonetheless, an excellent variation of the style, I especially appreciate the hoppiness that seems to be rare in most doppelbocks. Try it!!!

4.3
Finhead (1814) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
A deep amber-brown pour with a fluffy, tan head. The aroma is full of caramel and bread along with some faint licorice. The full body has a thick and creamy texture with average carbonation. The taste is sweet throughout with just a hint of alcohol in the finish.


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