RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Scratch #57 is brewed with two cocoa powder varieties and two kinds of berries to create a tart twist on a classic German style. Unfiltered and carbonated to a near-champagne finish, the beer is 7.9% ABV.

Fermented in our open-top fermentation room, the yeast gives hints of pepper and clove designed to complement the fruit flavors.

The cocoa powders add bitterness and some mouthfeel; the boysenberries and raspberries provide a tart, dry finish and the vanilla yields a subtle, sweet finish to the beer.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10471) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6898) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerman6686 (6594) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmac (6037) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
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.

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