AcctError43480 (235) - Columbus, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown with light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and a hint of caramel. Flavor is lightly roasted malts with caramel and toffee notes. Very sweet double bock. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malts, light dark ripe fruits, caramel, light alcohol, molasses, slight raisins, and malts. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, beige head that lasted around the edges. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of caramel, alcohol, slight salt, light astringent, malts, slight spiced yeast, and some vegetables. Medium body. Syrupy texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, astringent, alcoholic, caramel finish is cloying and off-putting. alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark red brown color. Smells like a big bag of roasted grain with a litte coffee note. Tastes sweet, and roasted. buckeyebeerman (10) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2009
pours a redish brown with not much head at all. aromas of bread molasses and alcohol. A little sweet taste and after taste. Hard to describe punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2009 Bottle. Generally a good beer, but this brew seems quite acidic, which makes it an eventually unpleasant drink. Aroma of caramel and spices with a dark amber color and a cream-colored head. Tastes of spicy malts and strong caramel with an unpleasant acidic edge and aftertaste.
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle. Some faint alcohol present in an otherwide nondescript sweet malty aroma. Clear dark amber with reddish brown hues. Thin wispy head with no lacing. Quite sweet with extracty sweet notes. Some dark fruity character, medium bodied with an active carbonation. I was pretty let down by this beer.
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2009
Rating #100 for this. Poured crystal-clear coppery-amber with a short, tight-bubbled cap of beige head. The aroma picked up deeper, toasted caramel and chocolate notes with herbal, medicinal, and smoky accents surrounding.. warm on the back. The flavor opened with a strong, alcohol-fueled, almost sour smoky impression with molasses and chocolate rolling in afterward.. drier and grainy on the back with more smoky notes, grainy notes, and warmth. Medium-bodied and rather hot on the palate with decent carbonation.. all in all kinda dissapointing. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours a caramel amber body with fluffy tan head. Sweet chewy dark fruit and toffee notes. A hint metallic. An untamed cherry bandaid alcohol burn with a chewy cherry body. Some grainy malt and spritzy carbonation like spices. What a mess. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009
12oz bottle, 4 pk. Pours a thick, deep red chestnut color, thin white head. I expected this beer to be a bit more on the brown side. Not bright red. Aroma of toasted malt, burnt sugars, and dark dried fruits, dates and such. Flavor is very sugary. Lots of dark fruit. Very smooth, very heavy bodied. Very thick, chewy texture. Some hints of chocolate malt. Mostly sugar. It is a bit too Imperial. Just too much. It needs to be fermented a bit more, eat up some of these sugars. Too sweet and very heavy. I’m happier with the standard Sam Adams Double Bock. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Pours clear, dark reddish-mauve in color. A small, smooth head of beige foam settles to a thin, patchy film with a ring around the edge. Thin lines and micro-spots of lacing dot the glass. The nose is boozy and sweet, with big raisin, caramel, and molasses notes accompanied by prunes, dates, and lightly earthen hops. Flavors continue, overly sweet and laden with dark fruit and concentrated, dark sugars. The palate is hot and syrupy, entirely too alcoholic and sticky well beyond the finish. Not my kind of doppel bock.