j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a hazed brown with a medium to large beige head. Soft sourness, cocoa on the nose, and a strange amount of fruitiness. Medium bodied, sweet, reminiscent of Troegenator, but too fruity and not balanced. Soft cocoa, toast, light tanginess. Cocoa Pebbles. Odd, but at the least drinkable, just not very much, as the weird fruitiness makes it unpalatable eventually.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 ;-)
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Beerman6686 (5388) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
callmemickey (3697) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
reggiedunlop (3470) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
adrian910ss (2429) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
craftycarl21 (2300) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.