MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hooray, domestic dopplebock. Deep caramel brown color. Nose is slight, not as strong as expected, a bit of maltiness. Flavor is chewy, plenty of caramel, but not as malty as expected. Hops are a mite harsh, noticeable, but the balance seems off. Body is reasonably creamy, but nothing phenomenal. It's the first release of this, so maybe it'll get refined in the future. Good, but tastes as if it needs a bit more polishing before it's actually ready.
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty aroma, bitter flavor; overall I found this beer to have a tough yeasty (alcohol) taste.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is rather subtle for the odd flavor. Flavor is someone odd and almost wood-like but rich and robust. Aftertaste is a little dissappointing; almost seems like it leaves a bitter film embedded on the back of your tongue.
Amber1 (32) - USA - MAY 13, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a nice surprise from Troegs. Bronze color, malty nose and little spice. Well done.
bunny99 (6) - USA - MAY 2, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
interesting name, tough beer to find. Big, malty and deceivingly smooth. I definitely will be looking forward to my next Troegenaor!
Coffeeboss99 (1) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and smooth and very complex and rich in taste. I must agree that it does warm you to a nice sweet glow. Stronger than I was the Troegenator
ktaylor99 (1) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On vacation last week in Bloomsburg, PA I tried this beer....extremely tasty, watch out for the power it packs though...rough time standing up after a few
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool name, although not very impressive for a doppelbock. Lacked a substantial strong malt background. Don’t get me wrong it’s decent, but its nothing to rave about.