jmagnus87 (2185) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber with a ruby hue and a thin ring of off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Lots of caramel and sugar. Taste is medium sweet. Caramel and sugar with a bit of dark fruit. Alcohol with raisins and orange. Medium bodied with a sticky and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. Now I’m wishing I would have bought the whole 4-pack instead of just the single with the upcharge.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a thick white head. The nose and palate are loaded with caramel. Some raisin on the back of the palate adds an extra dimension which lingers through the finish.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Raisin malt and alcohol aroma. Hazy orange-brown color with moderate head. Sweet raisin-orange bready malt and bitter herbal hops flavor. Strong alcohol finish. Very good - way better than their last effort.
demmbonz (438) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Deep ruby amber color. Smells malty and quite boozy. Very sweet tasting. Strong alcohol flavor. Smooths out once it warms a bit.
Bricktop86 (505) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin brown head. Taste is very sweet and malty. Nice attempt from the Boston Brewery. A little too sweet but still pretty good
ebone1988 (177) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 Smells of raisins and bread, very malty smells. Looks dark amber, looks pretty hazy. Tastes just how it smells, raisins and malt. Deep aftertaste, a little bitter but a lasting flavor. Overall, it was not my favorite Bock, but it was the cheapest one they had and it is also pretty good. I would drink it again.
dzimm27 (136) - - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7-5-7-4-17 Light malty aroma that does not indicate how big this beer is. Body is thick amber brown, not cloudy, but smoothly thick and full so you can’t see through it. Taste is full on malt assault, thick with a light bitter finish. Warming and slightly alcoholic at the end of the sip. Very thick bready aftertaste. Very good. So thick and heavy, it is one for an occasion rather than an anyday beer. Would buy again.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love doppelbocks, but this one seems mass-produced with a revered 400 year old recipe in mind. I’d rather spend more for he real thing from Ayinger, Wesitephaner, or Spaten. 12 oz. bottle pours a dark copper color with a small off-whit3e head. Smells yeasty as a doppelbock should. Aroma has the requiwite caramel and bread, Texture is as thick as a doppelbock should be. Taste is slightly sweet, and there is no foul aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy with very little carbonation. Frank Zappa once asked "Is that a reat poncho or is that a Sears poncho?" This is the Sears doppelbock, but better than average. anyway.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown to black. Smells like malt and milk chocolate. Great milk chocolate flavors mixed with malts, dark fruits, and some thin grassy hops. A noticed booziness to it, Sam Adams Imperial Double Bock is a nice beer, but certainly not one to drink more than, say, two or three of.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-brown with a brief, tan head that vanishes completely.
Aroma is sweet malt, caramel.
Taste is massively malted, sweet caramel, alcohol is niticeable.
CVery full, very sweet....almost on the side of TOO sweet....a wine-like finish.