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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
They took a batch of Troegenator wort and fermented it with a peppery yeast (one of the two yeast strains in Mad Elf) to create a more complex, spicier Troegenator. At a bold 9% abv, this beer is "liquid bread" for sure, and maybe a Christmas cookie as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Originally reviewed: 11/16/10. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a thick, cloudy dark mahogany/amber. The thinnest of heads appears and disappears within seconds. No lace. The nose carries in it notes of alcohol, pale fruits, and molasses. Pretty tamed down though. I imagine this popped more in scent when fresh. Great full-body full of warmth and depth. Carbonation level has stayed fairly consistent over time. Flavors of sweet apples, pear, syrupy pancakes, and a twinge of warming alcohol on the back end. This is quite an easy sipper on this cold drizzly afternoon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with a small off-white head. S: A very fruity aroma to this. A bit of grape and cherry, perhaps some plums. Maybe a little bit of metal and lemon. Bready malt and a bit of caramel sweetness. T: Sweet caramel malts with a definite tart fruit character. Some peaches, plums, grapes, and cherries with a bit of a lemon character. A bit too much of a fruit juice thing going on. M: Light bodied with low to medium carbonation. O: This is another one that is beyond its prime, probably not surprisingly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice dark amber color with a white head and a bit of lacing as it goes down my glass. The nose brings caramel, dark fruits, cherries, and a bit of Belgian spice. Nice intricate nose, and definitely an improvement on the regular Troegenator. The taste focuses on some sweet malt and the Belgian yeast, bringing some really nice flavor combinations forward. Good body with nice spice. A good and interesting brew, but a bit much in the end. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
bottle(from a trade) at my leaving FL throwdown(17Dec10)pours light brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is marshmellow and spicy Belgian yeast, tons of esters. Flavor is fruity yeast, cocoa, berries, toffee ending peppery and slightly hot. Well balanced and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
12/17/10. Bottle shared by fata2683 - thanks, Keith! Sweet caramel and bubblegum aroma with a sweet caramel flavor laced with banana, bubblegum, and more. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Strong and spicy, a little watery through the backend. Thanks to keith for the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5848) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Deep amber pour with tan head and lace. Dark brown sugar and dates. Super sweet malt, dried fruit, and molasses. Medium full bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
20101011 I don’t know what the heck I had on tap at Max’s today. The menu said Scratch #34, Abbey Dubbel, but neither RB nor Troegs website list any #34 at all. However, there is a #24 which IS a dubbel and aliases to this beer. I’ll just drop the rating here, which is good enough for me since I’ll not likely ever come across any of these again. Hazy dark amber with sticky khaki head. Aroma is full of standard dubbel yeast and dried fruit notes. Flavor is nicely attenuated and not at all derogatorily sweet. Really nicely done dubbel that could best many of the Belgian standby beers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8446) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2010
12 ounce bottle thanks to Tom. Scratch 24, 2009 bottle. Pours a clear ruby hue with a small head that dissipates. A rich fruity and caramel nose, some alcohol. A sweet and full flavor, some spices, cinnamon, caramel. A Christmas beer for sure. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
12oz bottle via trade thanks to dashirey, labeled as Scratch 24. Pours a medium reddish-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity with apple and cherry as well as caramel and Belgian yeast. Flavor is slightly Belgian and only a little sweet with caramel, candy apple, and cherry notes. Good palate, medium-bodied with average-plus carbonation. A well-done American Belgian dubbel. Enjoyed this one.

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