hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a small white head, but it lasts and laces. Aroma is weak with malty yeasty scent. Taste is pretty hoppy, I expected more malt due to the aroma. This one hides the high alcohol content very well. It’s fairly carbonated. Aftertaste is smooth and lasting. Nice drink with Troegs hoppy flavors.
grundsow (107) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2014 Wow! An in-your-face tsunami of flavor. Rich malts balanced with hops and mild sweetness. A mighty style that has too much alcohol and sweetness for me, but a quality beer nonetheless.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice doppelbock, very sweet and chewy malts. Was a deep amber color, with a white head. Very very tasty and strong, hard to belive its 8.2%
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 First time with a doublebock, very nice..pours a dark amber brown, tan head..very crisp malty flavor, toasty caramel, bread some spice..light hops come through a bit..goes great with a nice steak dinner..well done brew..very nice..
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 12 oz. bottle pours a clear amber brown with an off white frothy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Light malty aroma with hints of caramel and bread. Flavor is a sugary sweet malt with a clean finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. Overall, a well crafted brew.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with some red. The head is large and off white, very nice appearence. Aroma is very light but has some wheat and some fruits. Flavor is a little bitter at first but quickly goes to some bitterness. You can definitly taste wheat and some fruits. The finish is dry that makes you want to drink more. Very nice.
Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking beer. Thought it was too syrupy at first, but it came around very nice. full of flavor, very good to drink at any point in the year!
popdoggy (100) - USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap... Nice doublebock. Hoppy, very drinkable, tasty... not much alcohol bite.
MagooinPA (100) - Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. Nice head that dissipates quickly but laces the whole way. Great taste and worthy compared to even the best German dopplebocks out there except for Celebrator. This was great and would be nice year round. This is a great doppelbock and i expect nothing less from Troegs.
bennylava (99) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber brown with medium head, only slight lacing. Flavor is caramel malts with a bit of smoke. It has a little bit of scotch flavor actually. This beer is fairly sweet but there is a nice bitterness in the end which almost balances it out.