samsmith33 (772) - - APR 6, 2015
Appearance, Dark reddish brown. Clear copper. No head.
Aroma: wine, Apple,
Taste: sour Apple, but not too sour. Easy drinking. Light grasses, hops, malt.
Good beer. Like a "less festive harpoon winter warmer".
alexsdad06 (10428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 oz. bottle from notes ( I had all 3 as soon as they got off the truck at Jungle Jim’s upon original release). Pours a clear deep amber color with a small fizzy disappearing head. The aroma is sweet malts with some dark fruity notes. The flavor is heavy on malts, caramel, dark fruits. Medium bodied, a little on the syrupy side. Decent. tekstr1der (490) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Amber pour with thin tan head - doesn’t look as appealing as it’s about to be... aromas of bread and caramel. Much the same comes across the tongue. A sweet finish makes this just right. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a burnt amber color with a khaki head. Malt. toffee, caramel, toast, earthy and some brown sugar aroma. Sweet malt, toffee, toast, alcohol, molasses, raisin, chocolate, earthy and roasted barley flavors. Medium full body and low carbonation, Molasses, toast, caramel and alcohol finish. AnokaBrewer (207) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Brown in color. Malty aroma and flavor. Kind of a browned\burnt sugar flavor as it warms. Very little head and very light carbonation. Sweet, slightly bitter finish.
Obfuscate (573) - Minneapolis, - FEB 25, 2015
Some Burt campfire, alcohol and licorice smells. Deep mahogany in color. Thick and creamy good malt base it’s definitely a big beer. Kind of a malty/bread American strong ale. At 9.5% it’s enough alcohol to force you to slow down and sip. Tastes better as it warms. Watching the return of KG on the Timberwolves! gripweed57 (2461) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Mahogany brown color. Medium sized rocky beige head. Faint sulphury sweet malt nose. Rich sweet roasted malt flavor has obvious molasses notes. Bold and complex with a huge maltiness. This is much sweeter and more intense than their regular Double Bock. Finishes with hints of licorice and cooked raisins. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated base on notes taken 11 Feb 2012 -- Drinking again on weekend pass from OTS at Auburn. A good Doppel, but I wish it had a little more body. Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottled into optimal or mug. Brownish clear pour, caramel and bread scents. Similar taste, a bit too sweet and notable burn but pretty nice effort slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
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"