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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
A Dark hued version of the style utilizing the addition of amber candi sugar to "Imperialize" the situation. Although honoring our Brewmaster’s wife Barbara, it’s cleverly derived acronym was deemed unacceptably unacceptable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle courtesy of TheGuy and opened 7/13/11. Pours a clear dark brownish orange color with a medium creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of raisin, soy, nutty notes, toffee. berries, citrus. The taste is toffee, raisin, anise, nuts, bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Clear really dark brown. Toffee in the aroma, but pretty muted with some sweetness. Dark fruits, raisins, malted milk, and a dry bitter, mineral finish. Meidum to thinner body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, deep amber colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Pretty color to this beer. Aroma is malty sweet with a good amount of caramel cookies and toffee as well as a nice floral, darker fruitiness. Some nuts, raisin, bread, and molasses. Flavor is similar. Malty sweet again with plenty of caramel cookies, toffee, raisin-bread, and molasses. A nice dark fruit alongside the malts with some nuts, floral fruits, and a hint of toast. Finishes sweet and malty with just a hint of earth to balance as well as a slight caramel candy. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a fuller, very smooth body and soft, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable beer. Very soft and rounded, richer and fuller malts with just enough nutty toast and a hint of earth to prevent this from being overly sweet. Definitely malt forward, but well balanced and easy drinking. Nice one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
12 oz twist off. It pours a dark brownish red with a foamy off-white head The smell is clean and classic, some dark bread, caramel, and a subtle bit of alcoholic sweetness are all that is in there. The flavor is a bit more bold and adventurous. There is a sharp bitterness not usually found in this style. Other than that is is a big, dark doppelbock with lots of dark fruit, dark bread, and caramel. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-13-2011 04:11:12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, nutty), average hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted, toffee, nutty), average hops (floral, earthy, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, brown sugar, and dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is sweet, caramel, some cherry/raisin, light bittersweet chocolate. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Sweet toffee nose with lots of dark fruit. Taste is moderately sweet, lightly biter, with lots of raisin and prune, some cherry, lots of toffee, light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Dark clear amber. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, black pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2371) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2011
12 oz bottle courtesy of guyinchicago/ Thanks Chuck. pours a dark brown color that has red hues around the edges, and the head is small and immediately dissipates to a fine ring. The aroma is strong with sweet roasted malts, honey, brown sugar and anise. The flavor is similar to the nose, lots of sweet roasty flavors with dark fruits, pecans, molasses and licorice. The palate is just a bit thinner than I would have preferred with soft carbonation. Finishes short and lightly sweet. Overall: This hit the spot on a cold rainy night--yes we occasionally get weather here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
This poured a reddish brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of caramel, biscuit and toasted malts. Flavor was very malty, somewhat toasty and a bit sweet. A decent Doppel.

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