sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 Brown with off white head. Light malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor with good balance. A little more carbonation than I prefer in a strong "sipping" brew. A good beer. eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2010
At the Doppelbock Width Tasting in Shachar’s house, thanks Oren, bottle, cloudy, fruity, pours dark amber almost without head, smoked aroma, and overall a good beer. UriahHeep (105) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Pretty dark red-copper pour without much head. Quite an attractive appearance matched by an intoxicating roasted aroma of caramel, fine two-row barley, chewy toffee, chocolate and also some smokiness. Body has a beautiful malted barley presence and great backbone. Syrupy mouth. Distinct flavors such as coffee, chocolate, caramel and pepper. Sweet brown sugar notes. A bit of alcohol harshness surfaces at times but then is drowned beneath the tidal wave of roasted malt. Medium-length finish, warming from the high ABV. Still contains some Noble hop spiciness, but you’ll barely notice that in this brew. BlindGuardianco (90) - - JAN 1, 2016
Solid beer, nice palate and aroma, good taste very Malty and interesting, not room bitter or boozie, pretty well balanced. Not as good as celebrator but will repeat anytime. VAAC (86) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Aroma of caramel, beautiful reddish brown color. I didn’t 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.
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
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
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 brewery’s imperial endeavors. It’s a little heavy, but I like it. REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2009
This one’s 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 one’s GREAT for the winter! I’ll make sure to do that. RevBFG (76) - - MAY 7, 2014
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
I generally don’t 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.