thechandler (575) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber caramel with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Lots of rich malt. Flavor is much more powerful than I expected. Good malt flavor but a bit too much alcohol flavor to be really good.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a short tan head.
Scent of prune...breads...
Flavour is a sweet black cherry, raisin....dark bread.
Almost chewy....deep and full.
pinkie (321) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark mahogany with a vibrant ruby hue. A tan three fingers of creamy foam sits aloft this fantastic pour into a pilsner glass. Superb retention but no real lacing. This beer is very enticing. Nose is dark ripe fruits, a little chocolate and plenty of carmel malt. As it warms the nose opens up with raisin, cherry, the promise of a little spice and a faint breath of floral hops. On the palate the complexity builds. It’s creamy and sticky with fruits and a full malt presence that expands with some biscuit. The malt has depth and is resilient and forthcoming during the drink. It finishes sweet and off dry with a smacking of hops bitter to coat the mouth while the malt stays up sweet and crisp . It’s light enough to drink but it’s on the heavier side of medium body. This is a big hearted and velvety doopelbock . Rousing and fat. Again Troegs does not disappoint.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Think I drank the whole keg at the Met in Lima, Ohio over several visits. Bold and Tastey; sweet and roasty; ginger and vanilla in the finish.
kerenmk (1585) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market. Pours clear reddish brown with a quickly dissolving head. Cola, faint raisins aroma. Tastes very sweet and a little winey. Smooth texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Nothing new, nothing innovative but tasty and nice nonetheless.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market. Thanks zvikar. Brown-colored. Malty aroma with caramel, some nuts, dark bread and a bit of toastiness. Sweet malty and caramelly flavor. Medium-bodied.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cherry, prune, and barley malt aroma. Chestnut with moderate tan head. Very sweet prune/cherry and brown sugar malt flavor. Full bodied. Tasty and solid.
tbopslt (244) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(From Notes) Dark ruby read color with a cream colored head (peaks and valleys) Aroma isn’t the greatest, somewhat stale smell of hops.
Taste is similarly flat. Hoppy bitterness but little balance or fulfillment. As a newcomer to doublebocks it might be this particular beer or the style which I am not a fan of. Either way, too strong for my taste buds
amild (4) - - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good beer. An interesting aroma but promising flavor. It goes down smoothly and provides a crisp finish. Good overall but nothing spectacular.
DCLawyer (1168) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->shaker. Mahogany with small head. Aroma is malt, molasses, and caramel. Taste is same, quite sweet. Decent.