cheap (6205) - CHINA - APR 26, 2010
Beautiful presentation in the glass. Dark choco moose thick head that sits on top of rather viscous black liguid. Hoppy dark beer smell but not overly coffee, roasted hints in the background. This olfactory carries over into the flavors, dark roasty with burnt black coffee instantly bitter roto tilling sideways across the tongue on its way to the back of the throat! Carbonation is that of a better nitro stout, smooth and creamy. Finish is coffee soaked partially burned wood from the campfire at the party the night before. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Troegs Scratch 15
A- Body is a thick opaque dark brown, nearly black color. Pours with a 2 finger tan head that has excellent retention and leaves some lacing all the way down the glass.
S- Big roasted malt aromas come through along with some toffee and oatmeal.
T- Upfront is some coffee flavor showcased by roasted dark malt, a slight vanilla sweetness, and a hint of toffee. Oatmeal lingers in the background. Finish is consistent with the initial flavor but adds roasted malt bitterness.
M- Thick, smooth, oatmeal rich body with medium carbonation.
D- This is another wonderful brew by Troegs. Very happy that I had the opportunity to try this one. Great to sip on a cold day but sessionable as well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-02-2008 00:07:04 regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Poured ruby-brown, almost black with a 2-finger head which settled into a thin layer but lasted. Lacing is heavy and lasting. The nose is citrus, roasted chocolate coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and good carbonation is evident. Taste is sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, with a small citrus hop bitterness. Vanilla is at the end as well.
I have had this on-tap at the brewery and loved it. Bottled is good as well and I would have it again absolutely. coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
Shared by some dude named Jeff at DLD. Smell was great of hops and coffee but it fell apart in the flavor....very watered down and thin, but I think he said it was an old bottle. Not bad, but Id like to have it new. BroSpud (2282) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours black with a slight tannish head. Aroma is definitely coffee though the coffee taste is not all that pronounced. Found to be on the thinner side than I would have expected from this style. Liked it but it left me craving for a Mikeller beer geek weasel.
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2010
Pours a dark brown, almost black which is partially clear up to light - light brown head. Pleasant roasty/coffee nose - not too strong. Notes of dark roasted malt,, dark chocolalte, coffee and a tinge of burnt toast. Some light caramel and plenty of bitter hop character. Body is medium with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. williamstome (2038) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2010
Opaque black with small tan head. Smells of coffee, some dark fruits and malts. Tastes is heavy on roasty malts and coffee. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours opaque black with light tan head, about an inch. Roasted nose of coffee oils and chocolate, but somewhat muted overall. Creamy chocolate with slight roasted character, coffee bean and moderate bitter. Very balanced with nothing really standout or standoffish. Very drinkable. Hides the alcohol rather well. Not a bad stout. Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2010
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours an opaque jet black color, with a small to moderate tan head. The nose gives hints of coffee grounds, but lacks the intensity and depth shown in the best examples of coffee-infused porters and stouts. Roasted malt also comes through, but is also subtle. The palate shows some coffee up front, followed by a fairly restrained bitterness, and a note of dark chocolate. The finish is fairly clean in terms of yeast-derived esters. However, a fairly pronounced roasted note lingers from the combination of the aforementioned coffee and roasted malt. Overall, not quite at the level of some, but still good. dolemike1 (1289) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle: Very dark brown with a big tan head, coffee aroma, coffee and chocolate flavor, slightly off burnt taste, and a light bitter finish. Somewhat light bodied.