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Tröegs Scratch 27



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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Scratch 27 begins a new fold in the Scratch series. For the next several batches individual Troegs brewers will create recipes of their choice. First up, The Ticeman had a hankering for a sweet stout, so the Troegs brothers and all the brewers met with Scharffen Berger Chocolate Company engineers to eat ridiculous amounts of cocoa nibs and chocolates over a few pints of beer. This collaboration resulted in the delivery of a special blend of cocoa nibs that were added during the boiling process. In addition to the nibs, lactose was added at the end of the boil to give a little sweetness in the body. The addition of Galena and Simcoe hops lends a subtle fruity balance. After primary fermentation, the beer was aged for three weeks on a blend of cocoa nibs and Ugandan vanilla beans. Dubbed Cocaoabunga, this unfiltered beer has a pleasant cocoa aroma, a subtle sweetness in the mouthfeel, a full-bodied flavor, and hints of vanilla. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
355mL courtesy of TheEpeeist. Poured a near pitch black with a small, beige head that left very nice lacing on the snifter. Nose at very is buttery bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, sweet dark fruits. Taste is bitter, lots of Kola nut, milk chocolate, slight vanilla, a little bit chalky in the body. Pretty ashy and roasty for a sweet stout. The finish shows that the beer is quite thin overall but has a buttery, pretty oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Swalden28) clear dark brown with creamy off-white bubbles. Nose of dark fruit, roastiness, nuts, and brown sugar. Taste of HUGE vanilla, roasty nuts, cola root, and a finish with tons of vanilla infused nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. Style says sweet stout, tasted like what a good RIS should taste like. Great nose similar to KBS, but without the bourbon, nice full mouthfeel, roasty, delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours opaque dark brown with a small sea foam beige head. Nice nose of sweet cocoa, light coffee, faint coffee. Fairly lingering on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a dark brown body with medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of raisins, chocolate, caramel, dates, vanilla, and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11 for this one, dark brown pour with no foam, nuts, moldy cocoa, aroma, marshmallow, chocolate flavor with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a very dark red to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate. The flavor is dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and some smoke. The smoke was unexpected since I didn’t get it in the flavor, but complimented the other flavors nicely. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, chocolate, and more chocolate. nice on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, and a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Live rate during Sharks/Hawks game. Pours burnt umber w 2f oth. Nose is roasty toasty dark patent malt, raisins,hops, dark choc, rauch, coffee. Tastes sweet, extremely dark caco nibby and dark chocy, with a rich palate, tons of malt, and a finishing dryness that belies the initlal sweetness, and a lot of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
12 oz. bottle; thanks to kkearn for the bonus bottle; pours clear brown with thin off-white head to the edges; nutty, milk chocolate aromas with a lagery sweetness; ashy, sweet chaulky chocolate flavors with very thin texture; dried choco leaves with a ton of creamy nuts, caramel and dry chocolate; a little vanilla with chocolate milk; ashy, dry finish; light earthy quality but very dry, ashy & bitter in the finish

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