Originally Posted by wildwest450
Are you confusing sweet for malty?
It is definitely possible that I am confusing the two. I am not sure.
Not sure if any of you have had these to chime in opinions, but here are my observations:
Celebrator Doppelbock - Very enjoyable slightly "sweet" but not to the point of being a detraction.
Samuel Adams Doublebock - Very "sweet" and slightly syrupy. Drinkable but not enjoyable.
Samichlaus - Very, very "sweet" and syrupy. Not drinkable.
Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Slightly "sweet". Detracted from my enjoyment compared to most stouts.
The Stone is the only RIS I have had so I am not sure if it is common character of RIS's or not. I am definitely a stout fan, one of my favorite styles, so I thought I would love the Stone RIS, but was sadly disappointed.
Thanks for all the comments so far, they are very helpful in sorting out recipe options and understanding my brewing more.