LinusStick (2972) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice but overly sweet doppelbock. Aroma was OK. LIght malt and caramel. Pour was a nice dark red with a one finger off white head. Taste was sugary sweet with a hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Nice carbonation with a bisucity aftertaste.
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.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Being that doppel is my fav style, I ecided to rate this style first-The fairly new Sam Adams Imperial....what a disappointment, way too much sugar. Everything looked good and onsistent with other doppels with a nice brown color and thick tawny foam. Smells of mollasses?!?, malts, and some alcohol. Tastes of MOLASSES!!! roasted malt, lot more alcohol than expected, maybe even alittle choco-cherry(might be mistaken). Very thick syrupy sweet confusing pseudo-doppel
DialSquare (3283) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. dark copper pour with a small off-white head. aroma of caramel, dark fruits and molasses. sweet toffee taste with hints of caramel, pepper and the dark fruits. Thin syrupy texture. finishes light and sticky sweet.
Indra (2695) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. bottle. Full-on malty aroma, sweet and sugary with plenty of dark, nearly burnt caramel, and lighter notes of licorice, maple, herbal hop and faint alcohol. Deep red-brown color, clear, with a very slight head. Flavor is powerfully sweet throughout, almost overwhelmingly so, dripping with dark sugary malts, all semblance of balance lost, with only a touch of chocolate, hazelnut and a tad of bitterness very late to help the cause. Lingering medicinal alcohol, perhaps a bit of hop spice here and there. Smooth, sticky palate, body is as full as can be. The standard Double Bock is much better; this is a mess. I even went into this expecting a somewhat sweet, cloying type of brew and was still disappointed.
Alphadelic (1883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep chestnut which develops something of a chill haze. The aroma is very sweet and full of sickly marzipan and yeast. It is rich and fruity in the mouth with a boozy heat. I donít pick up up on any of the above mentioned smoky, chocolate or coffee aromas Iím afraid. This is a funky, fruity ale of which Iím not the biggest fan.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brownish Amber. No head. Big caramel and sugar in the nose. Some alcohol and brown sugar. Maple all around. Flavor is similar. Way too much malt. Syrupy and cloying. Too much and too heavy. Hard to finish.
Lithp (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 Pours a copper color with a small off white head. Looks very attractive, should win an award on its look alone.
Mild aroma of citrus and nuttiness.
Taste is VERY rich, VERY thick. Almost feels like drinking syrup. Nutty flavor, malty, citrus flavors.
You can tell itís a great brew for its style but this style may not quite be my thing. Good beer though.
Bulk_Carrier (2594) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Purchased from Breeze In, Lemon Creek/Juneau, AK.
Grumbler was poured into a mug and a pilsener. Pretty much the same in both glasses.
The appearance was a semi-dark red to brown color with a decent transparency about it to allow a stringy carbonation to be seen rising. The head was about less than a fingerís worth. The lacing in both glasses was speckled and sliding right on into the beer.
The smell started off with a decent caramel to bready earthy toast. A light dark chocolate came across decently.
The taste was roasty and sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and good for the doppelbock style.
Overall, its good for the style for the most part and you know I would have this again, though, it ainít no Celebrator, this one is still worthy for the most part.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wasnít overly impressed with this beer. It did have a smooth flavor and a nice warming effect. Itís a nice drink for a cold winter night.