cards04 (1595) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at JL Beers in Grand Forks. Pours a hazy dark honey colour. Very malty romas and flavours. Sweet honey and wet grains. Quite sweet. Medium bodied mouth feel. Maybe a touch too much booze at the end, but I really liked this.
northropfrye (2072) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a nice malty beer. Dark colour, sweet and aromatic. One of the best from Sam Adams.
ccex (903) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle labeled 8.5% ABV pours a clear reddish brown with huge light tan head and decent lacing. Smell is full of caramel. Aroma is mostly caramel with some molasses. Taste is sweet, body is medium to full, and carbonation is thankfully below average. Has a long bready finish. I enjoyed this much more than the same brewery’s "Imperial Series" double bock, but it’s still too simple to be one of the greats in this style.
Scrapersnbeer (1464) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is up to 9.5% now, bottle not dated. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, sugar, and heaving dose of candied alcohol. Thicky, clear Martian rock color. Plenty of tan head, which collapses pretty fast. Sweet flavor, though not nearly as sweet as the smell indicates. Instead it amounts to a dull, heavy clubbing of the palate. This beer is thick in a syrupy way: both sticky yet smooth. While this brewer does excellent mid strength stuff, I feel the plot gets lost when trying extreme versions of heavier styles.
Aniela (2304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011.Brown hazy beer with a small beige head. Brown sugar,malty and caramell aroma. Very very sweet, caramell, dark fruits and malty flavour.
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ikke prøvd, må få tak i det en gang. Det var Imperial Double Bock det gjaldt. Se rating av dette glimrende ølet.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper, with a creamy yellow head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate, sugar, and cotton candy. Flavour the same. Thin to medium body.
high_on_hops (582) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber-brown with a short off-white head and lacing. It has a sweet aroma full of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet, with a lot of caramel up front and in the aftertaste.
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redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral malty aroma with hints of caramel. Pours reddish caramel color with a thin white head. Smooth and malty with caramel and hints of molasses and a floral spicy finish
JoePeesie (854) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy light orange with a fizzy off white head. Nose and taste are sweeter than expected. Definitely get the malt and caramel referenced above, but not that color at all. Not the best beer in the series, but I glad I grabbed a 4 pack.