ebone1988 (153) - 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 (135) - - 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 canít 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 (868) - 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. Iíd 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 (205) - 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 (2494) - Coxís 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.
BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep clear amber. Nose is of toffee, caramel, sweet malts. No head appeared. Very sweet taste, but fuck it, this is the season of doppelbocks. Normally, doppelbocks arenít even on my radar but Iím kind of in the mood for them tonight. That being said, this is not the best example of the style. Itís decent, but not earth shattering. Better than their Triple Bock. Have yet to try their single bock to complete the trifecta. Fuck you.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very impressed. Nice dark pour. Dark German hop taste. Amazing overall beer
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, I was blown away by this beer. 12oz bottle; lots of head, lots of aroma, lots of lacing. It has a strong but reasonable character. An easy recommendation, really. Drink this beer, and love it.
ludhaber (38) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As promised, this beer is very malty. Huge body and decent hop balance. A little more complexity in the malt would make this beer really high on my list.
bigben873 (95) - Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - Medium brown (light for a doppelbock, clear
Taste - Caramel, overly sweet
Palate - Smooth, but sweetness takes away from it
Overall - Not my favorite doppelbock, did I mention that it was sweet