Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep caramel-amber with a full, light brown head. Some citrusy hops, caramel, sourdough and yeast in the aroma. Almonds, hops, a zing of burnt yeastiness, oak and corn all crop up on my tastebuds. A very full presence. Long, bitter finish that tingles from the alcohol.
dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank a sample at distributor, good blend of bitter hops, rich flavor, dark pour, hint of chocolate
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Bottle. Raisins and ripe banana on the nose. Sweet on the palate, Malty raisin taste.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours out ruby clear oarnge with an offwhite head that was about a finger thick and thin that was partially bubly and started to fall son after pouring. very, very slight lacing and there is a strong aroma of alcohol and wine grapes. the mouthfeel is light and lightly carbonated across the palate. kind of has a bitter sweet oniony flavour with a aftertatse of alcohol and sweet malts. very warm feeling as it goes down, perfect winter beer to keep you warm on a cold winter day.
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A crisp, clean dark brown with a small head. Nose is mostly toasted caramel malt with hints of piney hops. Palate is lively carbonation that’s a bit slick. Quite the bitter finish after a rather sweet start. I have never had a bad beer from Troegs, and this one honors their reputation!
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours lighter than most doppelbocks, but it is very pretty. Very familair smell of toasted malts. The caramel covers up the 8.2% and makes this delicious.
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep red with a creamy off-white head that left a huge amount of lace. Sweet aroma with caramel and even some chocolate and coffee in the nose. Not a huge fan of this style. The warm alcohol kick does shine through.
melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2006 I dont know. It was alright. Nothing special, I wouldn’t buy a case of it, or doubtfully a six pack of it again if there is anyt options. Maybe not my style of beer
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. To my surprise, I really enjoyed this one. Pour was a dark red, brown mix with two fingers of head. Malts and hops were very well balanced with taste of caramel and maybe some honey. Fruit was of cherries. I will need to pick up another to rerate, as I was enjoying this beer so much I didnt take good notes.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Kclinger’s publik house in Etters, PA. Pours an orangey amber color with minimal white head. Fruity, malty aroma. Malty, sweet (overly sweet in my opinion) flavor with a slight hop punch at the finish. The alcohol is palpable. Not very drinkable.