Travlr (22492) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey, courtesy of staff - thanks! Murky dark amber color, massive tan head, decent lacing. Aroma of fruity and earthy bubblegum. Taste has lots of mixed fruits and vanilla. Interesting.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep reddish pour with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas is cocoa, some nuts , leaves, and berry skins. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, berries, and some brown sugar.
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours turbid rusty ruby coppery with 2-finger khaki head. Nose is earthy brown sugary vanilla, berries, definite cacao. Tastes of berries, earthy brown sugary caramel malt, berry, and a slightly fruity and sweet finish with a high level of complexity.
j12601 (9790) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a hazed brown with a medium to large beige head. Soft sourness, cocoa on the nose, and a strange amount of fruitiness. Medium bodied, sweet, reminiscent of Troegenator, but too fruity and not balanced. Soft cocoa, toast, light tanginess. Cocoa Pebbles. Odd, but at the least drinkable, just not very much, as the weird fruitiness makes it unpalatable eventually.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium amber with an inch or so of uniform, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up a whole lot of cocoa and a whole lot of banana, with chocolate-covered raspberries and sweet nutty notes accenting.. very interesting. The flavor found nutty notes, cocoa, vanilla, and a bit of tart wheat at the core.. chocolate-covered berries emanate outward, along with dry wheat and cocoa powder.. more berries, chocolate, and tart wheat on the dry finish. Medium-bodied with hefty carbonation on the palate.. dry as mentioned.. good feel and flow.. this was interesting, and I’d gladly have another.
Beerman6686 (6497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This poured a dark red to almost brown color, a little murky, with a beige head. Aroma was of light spices, and berries. Flavor was cloyingly sweet, way too much fruit and berries, very artificial tasting, and some vanilla and spices. Way too sweet, and probably my least favorite Troegs products i’ve had.
PhillyCraft (6462) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery, poured a dark brown with a red tint. Crazy lacing, small head.Aromas of lavender, bannana, dark cocoa, cloves, shampoo. Taste is hershey bar rust with a little malt and fruity notes hidden. Overall it tasted like a choc tootsie pop. Not bad.
dmac (5829) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Jimmie. Poured a dark ornagey brown body with an average sized tight foamy off white head with loads of floaties. Aroma is flat out bad, it’s sort of like the end of a cherry Tootsie Pop right as the Tootsie Roll center is revealed but far more medicinal. Throw in some rotted black bananas and uncooked dough. The body is fizzy from carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and an aftertaste that lasts far to long for the flavor of this beer. Flavor is similar to the aroma with that medicinal cherry Tootsie Pop along with some seltzer and seedless rye bread. This was an abomination, just bad all around.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of grain, yeast, raspberry, slight medicine, Mad Elf, and a hint of cocoa. Poured deep copper in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and very medicinal. Tastes of malt, yeast, raspberries, slight cocoa, slight Robitussin, slight Mad Elf, and some grain. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, cocoa, raspberry, medicine finish is lightly dry. 7.9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
callmemickey (4381) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Muddy red-brown body. Not much in the way of a head. Slightest bit of pale khaki foam. Minimal residue left behind on the glass.
S: Tootsie rolls. chocolate, caramel, mild banana-fruityness, a bit of booze wafts off this one.
T: Milder, more reserved version of the nose. chocolate, caramel, berries, banana, pepper, booze.
M: Medium bodied. Silky. Just the slightest bit of tartness and heat in the finish.
O: An interest beer that could develop quite well with age I think.