shigadeyo (3557) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/04/2008: Troegenator has a grainy, watery manure-like aroma that has some generic beer maltiness but is quite weak overall. This beer is sweet, roasty, and malt with that typical Germal Doppelbock-like character and some slight tobacco. This beer has a transparent borwn color and a carmelized beige-colored head and decent lacing. It is medium to medium-full in body and is slightly syrupy. Overall is has a solid Doppelbock flavor and is good, but not great.
12 fl. oz. bottle (8.2 alc/vol). Rating #596 for this beer.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at dingle house. Dark brown tan head, okay lacing. Hints of roasted nut and caramel floral undertones. Only mild sweetness then a bitter dry raisin finish. Alcohol hidden okay but still drinks strong.
matthewjk (1036) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is maintaining my nutritional needs just fine. Smells pretty terrible, but a good doublebock beer. The horned guy on the label may give me unplesant dreams.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy mahogany color; small head. The aroma has some caramel and some chemicals, off-flavors. Medium body strength, caramel flavor, quite sweet, with medium sweetness, but unfortunately still with this medicinal trace. Mediocre.
deyholla (9631) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep reddish amber with a thick brown head. Aroma is full of dark grain notes with perhaps a slight undertone of nut. Flavor has the same dark grain notes through out and is a bit one note.
coldbrewky (1640) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as an extra from beer club...thanks guys! Pours a deep copper that is nearly still.. First taste exudes a future wobbly time in your life. In other words alcohol is up front and lets you know that you just may be in for it. Nose of sugary caramel and some cotton candy bits. Body is tacky and leaves some film behind. No head...a bit of a let down.
BillWyce (935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured orange-red with a small head. Armoa was caramel-sweet mixed with a yeasty funk. Palate was deep but smooth. Taste was caramelly-sweet, almost honey-like. No hop note at all.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber color, with not much of a head. Smells of malt and nuts, and is full bodied tasting with a sweet finish. Good.
RobertDale (4958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown with an average biege head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit and caramel. Tastes of sweet malt, bread and fruit. Good.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on-tap in the Troegs tasting room into a standard Troegs pint glass.
A - Pours a dark brown with a small one finger off-white head that leaves only a little bit of lacing down the glass.
S - Rich roasty aroma with hints of caramel and other toasted malts. A faint aroma of grassy hops and dried fruits. A faint hint of the alcohol lurks in the background but is there.
T - Huge amounts of roasty goodness. Similar to the nose with caramel, toffee, and other toasted malts. A faint bitterness from the grassy hops is a welcome addition. Flavors of dark fruits develop on the pallet once the roasty flavors subside. The alcohol is ever present and adds a warming sensation to the pallet.
M - Medium body and flavor with good carbonation. Smooth feel that warms the pallet thanks to the alcohol. Finishes a little on the dry side.
D - Fairly high for a double bock with this much ABV. One of my go to beers when I am at a bar with less than desirable options on draft. A great example of the style and great for a cold day like we have been having around here lately.