Samuel Adams Imperial Series Double Bock

Samuel Adams Imperial Series Double Bock

Rated 3.300 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Boston Beer Company

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  Doppelbock

9.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 35412 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank10554
Overall Percentile78.3
Style Rank135 of 394
Style Percentile65.7
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.347
Weighted Score3.300
Standard Deviation0.509

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  • CORNUTT 2 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    I have to admit I was a bit disappointed in this beer. I'm usually a fan of heavily malted beers, but this one... something is wrong; the hops and the malt just don't mesh. The hopping seems like something that would work better with a less heavy brew. Also, it seems like the fermentation was pushed a bit farther than it needed to be. BTW, the label has been changed.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    I had one of these at Thanksgiving - it wasn't bad. I had it with a dozen or so ice cold oysters. The beer was big and warming. That being said, it was a tad boozy for my liking. Overall a better than average beer.

  • CHOPZ 5924 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Purchased on my trip to Vegas at the Total Wine store. Second of the Sam Adams Imperial Series tonight (Nov. 17). Pours a deep amber colour with a small beige head that does not stay long, but creates a bit of lacing. Medium scent of dark fruits (dates, plums) and caramel malts. Smooth oily mouthfeel. The taste is pretty close to its smell, with notes of bananas and nuts. Pretty well-brewed, just not my thing.

  • ZYTHUM 289 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    sampled on 7/1/09. 12oz bottle with mitch. pours an amber color with a reddish tinge, medium head. aroma is malty, bready, caramel. taste is caramel, sweet, malty, bready, a little yeast. gets sweeter as it warms. body is medium. aftertaste is sweet.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a dark amber & burnt-orange with a thick white-orange head and fairly copious lace. An aroma of caramelized barley malts, faint hops, citrus, and light spices. The mouthfeel is pretty thin. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, orange, light raisin, bread and yeast, alcohol, and spices. It's flavorful .. good indeed..

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    As with the old Double Bock, I prefer to leave bottles sit in the cellar for about a year. A very nice soft transformation develops creating a rich, smooth, densely flavored bock. Dark fruits with a hint of molasses and fresh breads.

  • ALEFAN 118 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This brew was ok. It did pack a punch. The taste was malty with a strong alcohol floor. I was surprised that SA would allow such a flavor to fall past them. The crunch of the brew was out there.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    got in a mixed 4pk .. 2 stouts, one horrid white, and this .. . Pours a medium brown, low healthy head, some sparse lacing .. . light sticky mouthfeel, a bit disorientating, but made for the masses .. . i didn't really care for it but whatever .. . I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.

  • CYBERCAT 10851 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    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.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a deep reddish-brown - mahogony, perhaps - with a thin, lackluster head, but with generous lacing throughout. Flavors of caramel and chocolate. Too sweet for me for anything other than a dessert beer. Quite filling.

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