BMMillsy (1098) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade. Pours a deep dark yet clear red with a small creamy yellow colored head. Aroma is sweet malts, some plums, cherries, brown sugar maybe. Flavor is cherries up front with big fruit sweetness, raisins, clean finish. Not as hearty as I expected but a solid medium plus mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. This drinks really easy for the ABV. Basic and not super exciting but done well enough.
jjgmd (1196) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany brown color. Taste is caramel, roasty and toast with very subtle chocolate and alcohol . Finish is malty and moderately long, descent. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1158) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a beige head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is sweet, lots of caramel, malt, alcohol, bread, and lighter fruits notes with a dry, toasty finish. Solid, drinkable doppel, not much more
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a word: Delicious. An excellent doppelbock: sure it’s a bit sweet, but again, it’s a doppelbock.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Ryebread. Dried fruits. High high sweetness. Cocoa. Nutty. Light alcoholic notes. Far too sweet.
dman999 (15) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice fruity aroma with chocolate notes. Hearty malt body. Hoppiness balances nicely with maltiness. Banana and vanilla notes.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Troegs "Mad Elf" tulip.
Ap: Dark red, almost into Cherry Coke territory, with a slight foamy head. Perfectly acceptable for this style.
Ar: Cherry is the main scent I’m detecting. I spent a few seconds here and the sweetness is very much a kind to beet sugar.
T: Rich, yet a bit on the bland side. The sugar is very in your face, but not totally in a bad way. This would be a good accompaniment to cheesecake.
P: Coats the mouth with tons of sugar. Definitely full-bodied, which are what Double Bocks are supposed to be. The carbonation is pleasant.
O: I honestly couldn’t imagine having more than one.
Overall: I am a big fan of Troegs, however, this is one brew in their line-up that I think could use some work. Admittedly, this style isn’t my favorite, but this is still sort of a "by the numbers" Doppelbock.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty DB with dark fruits notes and warm alcohol. Would have been better in late fall with some butternut squash and kebasea.
maxwelldeux (2933) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker brown color with very little head on it. Nose is extremely malt forward with a lot of caramel tones in there, as well as some bread and just a hint of toasting. Taste is just a little sweet, but with a nice toasty finish that has a bit of a bite. Decent.
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish pour, medium head and little lacing. Malty aroma. Taste is smooth a touch of alcohol and malts. Very good offering.