VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of caramel, beautiful reddish brown color. I didnít pour much head, so not much to say on that end. Tastes of fruit, figs to be exact, with little malt and a touch of caramel. A tad syrupy, with an incredibly long lasting finish.
ludhaber (85) - 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.
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour. It says on the back of the bottle that a 1/2 pound of yeast goes into each bottle of this beer- and boy, does that flavour come through! Lots of yeast, lots of malt, a very "heavy in the belly" beer. Not worth the price, but glad I tried it once.
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clean, lucid amber with a lasting, frothy head. Cinnamon and brown sugar aroma. Sweet and heavy malt character with a nutty start and a syrupy finish; the latter a common thread in the breweryís imperial endeavors. Itís a little heavy, but I like it.
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This oneís certainly a good meal in a bottle! It was mild and smooth for a 9.5% beer. Not exactly the best beer to drink on a hot day but I only get 30 days of leave per year. When I make trips to the States, I drink whatever I can. This oneís GREAT for the winter! Iíll make sure to do that.
RevBFG (72) - - MAY 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a mahogany brown with no head. Total malt bomb. Smells of malt and tastes of malt. Has a very thick mouthfeel -- not quite beer syrup, but the consistency of NyQuil. Fun to drink and tasty if you can find it.
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I generally donít favor Sam Adams products. I took a gamble and grabbed up a four pack of this Imperial Double Bock. I was surprisingly pleased. Nice and malty with a bitter finish. The 9.5 ABV is buried deftly. I would recommend pretty highly.
freezy (55) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into .75L Stein (checked color in shot glass). Dark red brown, Tan head and sticky creamy lacing. smell dark chocolate, molasses, fruitcake, booze...tastes the same, big alcohol burn. this is a belly-warmer ( 750ml ...hick-up). very similar to Ettaler Curator
AlmostHome (48) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great malty beer. Nice dark color and head. Very much like a piece of dark bread.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pinto1993 (45) - Revere, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, reddish brown color with 1/2 inch head. You can smell the malt. First taste is sweet and creamy. The mouthfeel of this beer is unusual. Itís very smooth and has slick feel on your tongue. Very malty with taste of caramel and a touch of hops. A very good seasonal brew.