LinusStick (3444) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2009
A nice but overly sweet doppelbock. Aroma was OK. LIght malt and caramel. Pour was a nice dark red with a one finger off white head. Taste was sugary sweet with a hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Nice carbonation with a bisucity aftertaste. 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. BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Being that doppel is my fav style, I ecided to rate this style first-The fairly new Sam Adams Imperial....what a disappointment, way too much sugar. Everything looked good and onsistent with other doppels with a nice brown color and thick tawny foam. Smells of mollasses?!?, malts, and some alcohol. Tastes of MOLASSES!!! roasted malt, lot more alcohol than expected, maybe even alittle choco-cherry(might be mistaken). Very thick syrupy sweet confusing pseudo-doppel DialSquare (4962) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
bottle. dark copper pour with a small off-white head. aroma of caramel, dark fruits and molasses. sweet toffee taste with hints of caramel, pepper and the dark fruits. Thin syrupy texture. finishes light and sticky sweet. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - SEP 29, 2009
12oz. bottle. Full-on malty aroma, sweet and sugary with plenty of dark, nearly burnt caramel, and lighter notes of licorice, maple, herbal hop and faint alcohol. Deep red-brown color, clear, with a very slight head. Flavor is powerfully sweet throughout, almost overwhelmingly so, dripping with dark sugary malts, all semblance of balance lost, with only a touch of chocolate, hazelnut and a tad of bitterness very late to help the cause. Lingering medicinal alcohol, perhaps a bit of hop spice here and there. Smooth, sticky palate, body is as full as can be. The standard Double Bock is much better; this is a mess. I even went into this expecting a somewhat sweet, cloying type of brew and was still disappointed.
heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Deep rusty brown copper body with a light yellowish khaki head. The aroma was rich caramel and iced tea. There was also a strong peach note. The taste is iced tea and toffee. Deep with woody notes and tobacco. This is malt and alcohol bomb for me. The burnt sugar character just got worse and worse throughout the glass. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Pours light brown with a thin tan head. Smells of molasses, fruit, vegetables. Tastes overly sweet and unbalanced. Not what I was hoping for. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
I wasn’t overly impressed with this beer. It did have a smooth flavor and a nice warming effect. It’s a nice drink for a cold winter night. luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Pours a deep mahogany with a nice foamy head. Nose is of nothing but a very sweet malt. Very mallty with a large amount of nuttiness. It does have a mild burntness to it. Almost a brown sugar molasses type of sweetness with a littel bitterness at the end Overall not much to this. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep amber brown with a creamy, light tan head. The head lingers leaving behind okay lacing. Notes of caramel, boozy fruit, and a little earth in the nose. Low carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel. Sweet, boozy taste, with hints of roasted malt, bread, and caramel. A cloying, sticky sweetness remains for awhile. The booze isn’t well hidden and there is a lot of sweetness. Best reserved for after dinner.