TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced carbonation.
Malty taste, chocolate, cocoa, fudge, butterscotch, hops, diacetyl. Quite alright, but a bit sticky. (2009-03-06) Hcgiii (31) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
From first sip, taste buds wait for alcohol taste to hit. That feeling lasts through sip, but above-average beer taste follows.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Pours clear mahogany with a large beige cream head. Smells super malty, like caramel, with a distinct hint of fruit. Taste big sweet, hints of toffee and fruit, with almost no bitterness. Full-bodied with a slick texture, and soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Imperial Series Double Bock finishes with a smooth, almost sticky feeling. hockeyhoser81 (3) - Exeter, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012 does not count
To begin, I’m a lover of ales, hoppy IPA’s and spicy wits. That said. This is probably one of the best bottles of beer I’ve ever sat down and enjoyed. Dark, creamy, malty, sweet, fruity, rich, the healthy ABV sneaks up and reminds you its a winter warmer not a tailgater, but soooo smooth for a serious winter beer. Made me want to go out and buy a Heath bar. So rich and decadent, there’s a good reason its sold in 4 packs Pyrmir (6094) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle a ÖÖWF 2012. Aroma rich in malt, vanilla, sweet. Taste: complex, rich malty, caramel, toffee.
badhack (554) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Amber brown with no head. Dark, sugary, brown sugar, caramel, malt, chocolate. Slightly warming. Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Very dark appearance amber color with minimal tan head. Very strong malty aroma. Very smooth taste that is complex. Very malty and roasty with a strong roasty finish that lingers. Another excellent different beer from a great brewery. Lemke10 (981) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2012
This is a bottle I have been sitting for maybe 3 years now so we’ll see how it is with that in mind. It pours a murky brown color with just a slight beige head. As the bottle indicates this is very malty and gives off a sweet grain scent. The taste is kind of has a barrel aged, chocolate thing going on. Overall it is very sweet and drinkable. Definitely taste a little of the bitterness from the 9.5% ABV but it is very subtle. Very interesting, next time I would probably just drink this new instead of aging it by accident though. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured a thick hazy orange/brown with an average sized creamy beige head. Aroma of choclate, caramel, cherry. The palate if full and syrupy with average to stronger carbonation and noticable heat, a bit to thick. Flavor isn’t as good as the aroma and a bit fruitier, notes of yeast, cherry, dark fruit skins, caramel and wet toast. Meh, a bit to big on this one. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Reviewed 9/02. 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a dark ruby color with a bit of clarity, but nothing too impressive. The head is a one finger cream color with acceptable retention.
S: Darker fruits, caramel, and a bit of chocolate. A *very* nice aroma, but a rather typical one.
T: Caramel to start, giving way to a midtaste full of toffee and chocolate, while the finish is fruity and lightly grassy. The aforementioned back end has a nice crispness to it for such a big beer. Quite enjoyable, but it could be even better with a little more in the way of malt complexity.
M: Creamy smooth and moderately thick, like any good doppelbock should be. The booze is faintly noticeable, but it never comes close to detracting from the experience. It’s not the most drinkable brew, but it’s a very pleasant sipper in general.
O: I feel like it could have a little bit more in the way of drinkability, but it still does a good job of ticking all the doppelbock requirements with aplomb. A damn good brew in general; one of SA’s finest regular offerings.