MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, 8.2%. Vinous aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Creamy tan head, semi-stable. Sweet flavour, malt syrup. A bit of alcohol, but does not taste 8%.
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is clear chestnut with almost no head or lacing.
Smell is sweet caramel and chocolate, with hints of vanilla.
Taste is exactly like the German chocolate cake that my grandmother used to make, it’s un-canny. Sweet caramel and chocolate throughout.
Mouthfeel is slightly thin for its strength.
Sweeter than your average doublebock, but nice if you like the style.
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml (vPBF, bottled 02/2012, bought from New York)
Dark clear nut brown-amber color, small beige head. Sweet caramel, almost banana aroma. Medium-bodied. Very sweet, caramelly flavor, low bitterness, not showing alcohol much. Bready. Suprisingly German (not American).
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and spices. Flavor of malts and caramel.
Rasmus40 (11902) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kihoskh. Clear dark brown witha beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 190414
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had the Troegenator tonight on draft at Shorty’s in NYC. In a word: delicious. This potent beer is tasty. Pours a light gold with a medium head. Nose of toasted caramel malts. The flavor is rich, mild fruity notes with strong hop character and a bit of breadiness. Finishes nicely, with that lip-smacking quality that strong beers possess. You musn’t chug this guy. Enjoy it, which isn’t hard.
argo0 (11653) - 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.
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: This pours a dark caramel color with lots of hints of brown and some red. A nice fluffy white head sits on top.
S: A lot of sweet smells coming from this beer. I picked up a bunch of sugar and malty sweetness. Perhaps some dark fruit aromas. Not really much contrast here.
T: The taste is a bit more impressive than the nose. A big punch of caramel, accompanied by brown sugar and dark fruits. A bit of breadiness helps to even out the sweetness.
M: A low carbonation gives a smooth, slick mouthfeel.
D: I’m not the biggest fan of bocks, but this one was fairly good. I had no problem taking this one down, so I’d have to say it has high drinkability.
bhensonb (11530) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Captain Cougar. Thanks Tom! Pours a beautiful garnet with a temporary light tan head. The aroma is simply caramel. Rather full bodied with mild carbonation. Flavor is caramel with a light touch of hop, maybe. Finishes bready caramel. It’s not dry but it’s not sticky sweet either. A pretty good beer.
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kihoshk, Copenhagen. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty dark bread aroma, hazelnuts, mash, cereal notes, caramel, some hop notes. Malty bready flavor, hazelnuts, roasted notes, dark bread, raisins, some dark fruits. Nicely balanced and with alcohol well hidden.