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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, raisins, and plum. Flavor of caramel, raisins, cola, and some bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Name: Imperial Doppelbock
Date: February 12, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, bits of lace, thick and viscous
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, touch of ripe fruits, light earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dark caramel is well balanced by the earthyness, just a touch of bitterness, caramel candy character comes out at the end.
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Dark clear amber. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, black pepper.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9457) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle… Pours clear and very dark with crimson flashes and a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is herbal and rooty, providing additional notes of dark fruits and very old port. Full-bodied and a touch oily with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is sweet and minerally with nice notes of rock candy and dates. Finishes lightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours a transparent amber mahogany with a thin ring of light tan head. Has a rich dark caramely malty nose and light fruity notes with a touch of bready yeast. Starts with good rich caramel malty sweetness and fruity esters with a drier slightly warming milk chocolate finish. A pretty true to style and complex doppelbock.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottled. Poured clear medium-deep brown with a short cap of tan head. The aroma was very sweet with honey and caramel leading.. molasses was a bit deeper.. definite alcohol presence that was almost raw as this warmed up.. somewhat like one of those candies with booze in it. The flavor opened with a heavy dose of sweet malts (mostly caramel, molasses, and honey again).. prickly earth and peppery alcohol around.. sweet finish, but it couldn’t quite mask the boozage. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. uneven and not that enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7014) - 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


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