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 (9509) - 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 (1526) - 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 (2077) - Pottstown, 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
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep red brown color, medium short lived head,
rich aroma of malt , caramel, touch of sweet spices.
smooth malty base with a caramel component in the taste. nice hop presence balances outr the rich malt and makes this very drinkable for a strong beer.
this holds up wellin comparison with most german doppelbocks except andechs and unionsbrau.
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear garnet with minimal tan head. Aroma is caramel, cola, some spiciness. Taste is cola/caramel and earthy bitter, with some spiciness. Decent body, and the alcohol is well masked. Improves considerably as it warms.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A terrific doublebock if ever there was one. Little head, nice, full-bodied flavor, and an 8.2% ABV. I like high octane brews, but the flavor in this one truly wins out over the buzz. One of my all time faves.