hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear copperish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, earthy, nutty, caramel, burnt, and lighter coffee. Tastes of caramel, toasty, nutty, and some coffee. Heavier alcohol burn in the finish. On the sweeter side.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010
Name: Imperial Dopple Bock
Date: May 25, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: light sweet dark caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet hot caramel flavor, peppery alcohol, light earthyness fails to balance, touch of burnt caramel candy, light bitter finish
Name: Imperial Dopple Bock
Date: February 02, 2010
Score: 2.9 to 3.5
Words: tmac woodstock
Appearance: clear brown with ruby edges, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: rich sweet dark caramel aroma, candy sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness
Overall: the alcohol has faded leaving just the rich malt, age works for this one to take the edge off
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just realized I forgot to rate this after looking at some of my old notes from last month. Brown pour with a smallish than head. Aroma is full of malt, caramel and some fruit. Flavor is very nice. I got some caramel, light milk chocoalte tones, some vanilla, and a very light touch of hops. Of the imperial series, this is the ONLY one worth drinking.
shrubber85 (10760) - 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.
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear, deep copper lager with a small, creamy, off-white cap. Great retention. Vinous, malty aroma of tawny port, caramel, date and a suggestion of prune. Full-bodied and thick with soft carbonation. Sweet port and caramel with just a touch of prune. Sticky, sweet finish.
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium off white head that diminishes rather quickly leaving behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt with raisin and grain. Thick body with a strong smokey malt upfront with a lot of alcohol and caramel in the finish. A good doppelbock from Sam Adams.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Dark red/brown appearance with fairly small tan head. Very sweet dark malty Bock aroma with a slight hint of anise. Quite sweet amber/brown malty Bock flavor, again with a licorice flavor. Very sweet finish. Too sweet for my palate.
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a medium beige head. Sweet and vinious aroma with toasted malt, caramel, overripe fruits and toffee. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits, toffee and breadish notes. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i had fundamnetal questions about this beer, one being why. why brew an imperial double bock? their seasonal release double bock, which costs less for a six-pack than this one does for 4, is a solid brew. I’d have been surprised if this imperial version was as good, let alone better, for the extra $$$, but...i tried it anyway. looks nice. deep mahagony brown, some light head. aroma is weak when the beer is chilled, but warms up nicely. sweet malt bready dominance in the nose. the body is fairly full, as was the regular release, but this one borders on sticky sweet. overkill? maybe. for a while as it warms, though, the alcohol lends a nice warming finish. this becomes cloying too, though. by the time it reaches close to room temperature, it’s a little much too. overall this was a pretty good oversweet beer that’s not quite as good as it’s cheaper cousin"
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Roonai. Pours a clear brown with a red hue and an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of toffee, caramel and sweet grains and a bit of backing alcohol. Flavor is sweet with grains, toffee and caramel wit a decent amount of alcohol in the finish.