BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Dark honey pour with a small creamy eggshell head. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, and cocoa. Nice smoky sweetness that exhibits lightly toasted marshmellow, milk chocolate, and raisin. Alcohol isn’t at all overwhelming...actually really enjoyed this one. Let your buddies try this and watch them tip over one-by-one. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Mahogany pour with a bright ruby highlight and a quickly fading, fizzy, tan head. Lots of over ripe dark fruit aroma with toasted caramel and cocoa notes. There’s also a faint metallic and vegetal twang mixed with some notable alcohol. The flavor has pretty much all the same characteristics as the aroma but with a soft smokiness throughout. Sticky, medium body with lots of carbonation and a strong alcohol warming. Strykzone (7357) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Cola colored and clear beer with a nice creamy tan head that lasts a couple of minutes. Aroma is not big and offers a lot of caramel. Flavor is somewhat medicinal with a big alcohol profile and a ton of caramel malt. Just a bit of smoke and, again, cough syrup. Big alcohol, big mouth of malt but disappointing. Slipstream (2626) - USA - MAR 16, 2009
Half pound of malt in each bottle according to the label. For some reason this seems to score a little lower than their regular double bock. No head. Honey malt aroma. This is a sweet, strong ale with a tingling hop presence, and some Belgian flavor too. The high ABV is not that noticeable. Sam Adams IDB is a good strong bock. jbuzz (830) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2009
brown sugar, dark fruits, roast, chocolate. Flavor is malt, yeast, dark fruits. Some alcohol finish.
Kinf od let down with this one.
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Pours a caramel color with a small tan head. Aroms is malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, roast, chocolate. Flavor is malt, yeast, dark fruits, nuts. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel with a roasty nutty sweet finish. Decent brew. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Bottle from someone at the BA Decadence release tasting line. Pours with a light brown head and a hazy amber body underneath. Aroma is malty with wheat and raisins. Taste is alcohol, caramel and raisins. Watery mouthfeel for the ABV. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BOLTZ7555. Pours a deep oxblood with a one finger tan head that results in spotty lacing. The nose is caramel malt and dark fruits. The taste is brown sugar, sweet dark fruit and booze. Light to medium bodied. Ok, a bit hot and sweet. Thanks Jason! WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Tasted from a bottle at the BA Decadence 07 release today. Pours reddish with a tan head. Nose is sweet with some malts. Taste is sweet and overall ok, but some par. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle labeled "Imperial Series Double Bock" 9.5%. Pours a very clear but darker glowing copper color with a fine fizzy beige head that fades quickly. Very sweet roasty aroma, raisins and toffee, slight grassy. Very sweet without any of the dark roasty qualities I want in a doppelbock. Sugary smooth body that is dull in the mouth with soft very large carbonation. Very hot, too much alcohol, quite boozy without any indication of cohesion. Syrupy feeling left in the mouth. Not much in the way of smoky, chocolate or coffee flavors. Maybe a bit of chocolate is buried under the hard alcohol. Hard to swallow. The initial flavor isn’t too bad, however, the aftertaste makes one gag. Holy hell that medicinal finish/aftertaste is horrid. Another reason why craft beer should be produced by craft breweries.