dmac (5285) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle labeled as Scratch 24. Poured a nice deep reddish amber with a smaller foamy off white head. Aroma was pepper yeast, dried cherry, slight hint of chocolate and grain. Medium bodied with some noticeable alcohol and a dry finish with some lingering heat. Flavor of yeast, dry fruit and grain and some chocolate towards the finish. Solid and reminds me more of Mad Elf then Troegenattor.
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Scratch 24. Dark Amber with medium head... sweet fruity/spicy aroma... sweet malty notes, banana with complex spice... similar to the mad elf but not lighter and without the honey
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Scratch 24. Pours a deep
chestnut with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, pepper, cotton candy, nits and toasted malt. Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, nuts, spicy Belgian yeast and earthy notes.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How the heck did I not rate this one yet? Good thing I kept my notes from the cooperstown fest. Apparently they wont make this beer anymore and it was just for that fest. Similar to the troegenator, deep amber almost brown color hazy with a good head. Aroma is very yeasty, somewhat spicy and very estery/fruity. Plum and dates with an additional sweetness coming from the added fermentation and higher abv. Good smooth finish. Never woudl have guessed this to be 9%. Great beer.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours tan. Aroma of barnyard. Flavor of barnyard, bananas, and berries with a slight spicyness.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2004 Kennett Square BF. Poured a cloudy amber color with a large off white head. Subtle and light aromas and tastes of yeast and fruits. Sweet.
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ommegang fest. Described as a double bock with belgian yeast. Hazy brown, with very little aroma (too cold). Rather sweet chemical cherry lollipop tatse. Body is more on the heavy side. soso.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kennett Fest. Supposed to be Troegenator made with another Troegs yeast. I didn’t quite understand what they are going for here but this wasnt bad. Taste was more of a strong dopplebock than an abbey dubbel, but what do I know? The taste was a bit too sweet and the hops didnt have nice bite. Warming yeah, but not too tasty.
egajdzis (5939) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a brownish maple color with a small and sticky off white head and light lacing on the glass. Aroma of banana, yeast, and dark fruits. Sweet candy sugar taste, fruity, yeasty, some maple syrup as well. Nice full and round mouthfeel.