joet (2200) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lots of earth in the aroma, some dusty hops, a little oxidization, not so gentle age, some washed carmels
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium head that lasted a long time. Roasted malts prevalent with slight sweet caramel and meaty - alcohol is well-masked - with a hint of hops. Good stuff.
BBB63 (6122) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2008 RERATE: Some lacing this time, lovely notes of toasted pipe tobacco supports a lush malty and fruity flavor profile. +2 Overall, +1 Flavor
Original review: Nice reddish brown hue, head died quickly and no lacing. Medium-bodied. Aroma hints of roasted malt, caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, and some minor spices. Initial bitter but malt warms up and balance out this brew, woody undertone. Detected almost no alcohol at all, well done. Oily and lively mouthfeel. A well made doppelbock, easy drinking, recommended. Thanks Aaron for this bottle!
VAYankee (332) - 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 (5309) - 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 (9364) - 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.