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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Scratch #57 is brewed with two cocoa powder varieties and two kinds of berries to create a tart twist on a classic German style. Unfiltered and carbonated to a near-champagne finish, the beer is 7.9% ABV.

Fermented in our open-top fermentation room, the yeast gives hints of pepper and clove designed to complement the fruit flavors.

The cocoa powders add bitterness and some mouthfeel; the boysenberries and raspberries provide a tart, dry finish and the vanilla yields a subtle, sweet finish to the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle... Poured dark amber with a thin head. Nice sweetness and crockery malt flavors. Low alcohol appearance probably masked by fruit characters. Earthy and balanced. Nice bock, but not very Reinheitsgebot ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of grain, yeast, raspberry, slight medicine, Mad Elf, and a hint of cocoa. Poured deep copper in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and very medicinal. Tastes of malt, yeast, raspberries, slight cocoa, slight Robitussin, slight Mad Elf, and some grain. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, cocoa, raspberry, medicine finish is lightly dry. 7.9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle. Deep reddish pour with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas is cocoa, some nuts , leaves, and berry skins. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, berries, and some brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerman6686 (4671) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
This poured a dark red to almost brown color, a little murky, with a beige head. Aroma was of light spices, and berries. Flavor was cloyingly sweet, way too much fruit and berries, very artificial tasting, and some vanilla and spices. Way too sweet, and probably my least favorite Troegs products i’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Aroma- reminiscent of DFH Immort, berry sweetness, vanilla, oak, maple syrup Appearance- murky oak brown, very thin head, slight lacing Taste- berries, maple syrup, slight woodiness, some roasted notes, effervescent finish Palate- medium-light bodied, medium carbonation Overall- Strange offering here from the Troegs Bros. Complex but very disjointed. Not sure what they were going for here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
A: Muddy red-brown body. Not much in the way of a head. Slightest bit of pale khaki foam. Minimal residue left behind on the glass. S: Tootsie rolls. chocolate, caramel, mild banana-fruityness, a bit of booze wafts off this one. T: Milder, more reserved version of the nose. chocolate, caramel, berries, banana, pepper, booze. M: Medium bodied. Silky. Just the slightest bit of tartness and heat in the finish. O: An interest beer that could develop quite well with age I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3214) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity and malty...light red licorice. Flavor is malty but less fruity than the aroma suggests...nice chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is fruity/choclatey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2370) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy rusty dark amber color with a medium cream colored head. Aroma of malty cocoa, boysenberries, raspberries and light peppery notes. Taste of malt, mild cocoa powder, boysenberries, raspberries, pepper hints and light cloves. Mildly tart and tangy in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draught at Churchkey. Murky purple pour with a small head. Nose and flavor remind me of a poorly done Aventinus; hints of plum, fig, and vinous notes, but altogether too sweet, with a touch of unwanted boozy esters and acetone as well. Not Troegs’s best effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery poured brown, with an awesome chocolatey aroma, the beer tasted of chocolated and caramel, but finishes slightly on the sour side. Heatly alcohol level but no burn in the palate, this is a very drinkable beer, very tastey.

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