Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from capones. Pours a Light brown changing to a lighter yellow as you finish the body. Head quickly diminishes to nothing. Aroma is sweet malt and loads of spices. Flavor is sweet malt with a strong overlying spicy yeast character and a good warming. Solid beer.
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My wonderful husband brought a growler of this home fresh from the brewery. Belgian yeast and spices dominate both the aroma and the flavor. Sweet, but not overly so. I quite enjoy this scratch.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Loose, sudsy white head. Cloudy brown banana toned body with matching unripened banana peel and orange citrus aromas. Smells grassy green and rubbery. Some alluring caramel sugar and vanilla tones improve the staging of this beer somewhat. Sharp, pungent, yeasty flavor. The yeast seems tired out here. Lots of raw herbal character and indelicate spicing. I’m a big fan of Troegs but the Scratch beers have me scratching my head and I’ve pretty much had them all.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and hazy amberish/orange color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of spices, anise, fruity, and yeast. Tastes of breadiness, spices, and candi sugar. On the sweeter side with light alcohol in the finish.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden with amber notes and a smaller bubbly white head head. Aroma of ginger, lots of other Belgian yeast esters, licorice, star anise and some citrus notes. Flavor was bready, lots of spicy notes, ginger, anise and a few others I can’t pinpoint. Light alcohol. Wasn’t a huge fan of the spices.
MadIndian (2218) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Capones, Sampled with Stegosaurus. Bronze pour with white head. Mile bread and floral hop aroma. Some spice in the taste. Nothing great here.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. Pours a transparent copper orange with a ringing, soft white head and tight bubbles. Mild aroma that’s a little boozy, grassy and yeasty. Flavor is similar to the aroma with more candy sweetness and just a little sour. Medium thickness on the palate.
mmather (122) - Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from a 12 oz bottle. nicely sweet, but a little over the top on spices. That said, they still make a nice beer as they don’t completely overpower the beer. I liked it. Not likely to win any medals, but this is my type of beer.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of bubblegum, licorice, and mint... More licorice in the initial taste... Like the 8, this one was overly sweet in our opinion almost as though this beer wasnt fermented long enough... Finish in relatively non existant... Again, fun to try, keep em coming Troegs...