brokensail (9806) - 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.
bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Callmemickey, thanks! Dark brown color. Nutty, caramelly roasty aroma. Full bodied. malty sweet nutty flavor with peach, Tasty and solid doppelbock.
Leighton (9616) - 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.
Lubiere (9299) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber ale with a moka head. Sweet caramle and vanilla in aroma. Sweet malt with notes of caramel, and restrained nuttyness, a big beer bonbon. Rich and warming. Mondial 2005.
BeerandBlues2 (8978) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle from artusory. Pours deep mahagony with a small light tan frothy head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is nutty and medium roasted caramel malts (meal, cereal) with hay and straw notes. Mild bitterness and acidity, medium sweet caramel malt, finish is dry and spicy, faint alcohol notes. Medium bodied and creamy palate that ends dry and spicy.
rlgk (8978) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of fiulijn - clear brown colour with a modest head retention; aroma of malt and nut with a hint of solvant, some caramel too; sweet and slightly sticky; some late bitterness, heavy caramel and sweet malts in the finish
Ratman197 (8822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, molasses, prune and raisin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, light molasses, grainy and earthy with a smooth dry lingering malty finish.
hopscotch (8458) - 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!
hopdog (8441) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a mahagony color with a off white/brownish head. Malty aromas (caramel). Tastes like it smells. Sweet beginning. Alcohol well hidden. I’m not sure if I am a Doppelbock fan or not, but this beer didn’t do it for me.