coachd (34) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not a huge Sam Adams fan, but thought I would try this one on a whim. Pours a very pretty amber color with tan foam - huge bubbles at the surface. Aroma is malt and a little skunkiness from the hops, but mostly malt. Not a very complex or pleasant scent. The taste is a little better; malty, light and drinkable for 9.5% ABV. I wanted a stronger taste; this is a little weak. Palate is decent, goes down smooth but has a weird metallic aftertaste. I won’t be getting this again, perhaps it’s the style but to me this is just a watered down Oktoberfest.
DocJitsu (722) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper-amber color with an unboiled wort appearance. The tan head fades pretty quickly leaving a thin cap. Some lace clings to the edges. Big toffee and sorghum nose. Thicker texture, but not at all coating. Sorghum, date, toffee, and baseball card bubblegum.
hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Style: Double Bock
Color: Dark Honey
Taste: slightly sweet, oddly light, malty, dry finish
Comment: Overall it's not a bad beer, but it is just missing something. However, in their defense I did just have the Ayinger Brewery Double Bock which is out of this world... This Bock is more like Houston, there are worse places to be but I am never sure where I am.
Scrapersnbeer (1438) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hearty caramel. fruitbread and alcohol aromas. Cherrywood varnish appearance, and that is appropriate. Extreme sweetness, would be puckering if not so strong, which is its own issue. Syrupy, sludgey body, falls between the standard German doppels and their frozen counterparts.
Hartung32 (197) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good beer in the Imperial Series. It's definitely a malt bomb; does for malt what a DIPA does for hops. A tad too malty for me, I'll go for a Paulaner Salvator if I want a Double Bock.
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superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/3/2013. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, apple, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, pear, apple, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, pear, apple, biscuit, nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, complexity, and robustness of malt and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a excellent doppelbock! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of malt and yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a murky brown color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention and some light lacing. Aroma of heavy residual sugar with loads of caramel malt is sweeter than expected. Taste is also dominated by too much residual sugar with loads of caramelized malt without much else in terms of characteristics. Body is quite full with light carbonation. A bit too sweet an done-dimensional for my taste.
novice101 (204) - - NOV 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge fan of this beer, it was fairly flat and it was a murky brown with little to no head, smells great and taste a little bit like bourbon and vanilla.
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Molasses and dark brown bread barley malt aroma. Deep amber with a moderate beige head. Sweet molasses, brown bread, raisin, and toasty bitter flavor. Full creamy body, moderate carbonation. Alcohol becomes apparent as it warms.
Luvystypotables (394) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong aroma of sweet malt, dark amber colour not much of a head. A complex taste of malt, smoke, band aids, sweet, a hint of bourbon. Strong malt finish slightly bitter.