VAYankee (330) - Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown coloring and off-white head with pleasing, strong malty aroma. Flavor has nice malty elements and defintite bread-like qualities. Leaves a bit of bitterness on the tip of my tongue. Worthy of being a regular purchase.
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2003 Poured a clear, beautiful copper brown color with an off-white head. It tasted malty and a little sweet but without the alcohol taste I was expecting. It's definitely a good american-brewed doppelbock.
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep brown. Strong malty aroma with a hint of alcohol and dark chocolate. The taste expands on those and adds a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar. Surprisingly good as I didn't expect much from this.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice doppelbock, very sweet and chewy malts. Was a deep amber color, with a white head. Very very tasty and strong, hard to belive its 8.2%
skullsplitter (1) - Island Heights, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a well balanced brew.Malty and little alcohol taste make this a good beer.A definite buy again.
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lovely crystal clear copper brew. Medium-sized khaki-colored, fizzy head. Quickly and fully diminishing.
Rich, buttery, malty nose with huge notes of spruce and butterscotch.
The flavor is also malty and rich. Light molasses, caramel and English toffee up front. Excellently balanced with a lightly pungent and moderately bitter hop presence on the backside.
Full-bodied with a very oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Long, bitter and dry finish.
Great brew! Worth Pursuing!
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Troegs is an excellent brewery. Troegenator is malty and bready in flavor with a knock out punch. Could easily pass for a German doppelbock.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - APR 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Troegs accomplishes the amazing feat of brewing quintessential examples of every style they try. This doppel defines craftmanship. Excellent balance of strong malt and hop flavors with a slight smoke taste. Not my fave style or fave brew from Troegs, but really, really well done. Like all Troegs, it's not pasteurized so the clean, fresh, bready flavors really shine through.
guzzler67 (1501) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Deep amber color, with hardly any head. The aroma was its strong suite - caramel malts dominated. Caught a hint of the yeast strains, but they seemed to disappear early. Body was a bit thin for this style, but it may be a tad unfair comparing it to what the Germans have been doing for centuries. Decent kick from the high abv.
Rerated on 11/02/07. Much better than my original impression. Dark amber appearance with a medium size head that left good lacing. Toffeeish, caramel malt aroma. Dark bread pairs up with sweet malts in the taste; hops are understated. The fuller bodied mouthfeel is a big difference. Finishes on a spicy note.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent doppelbock, deep ruby & brownish color, very little head at all, lots of sweet maltiness in the nose with a hint of some different spices, seemed like something was missing from the flavors, just didn't seem as good as some of the other doppels I've had, very rich aftertaste, just glad I didn't buy an entire case of this like I had thought about