nota (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish-brown, transparent with slightly tanned head and ultra-fine carbonation. Caramel, toffee, raisin, fig, pumpernickel bread crust. Not as warm and boozy as expected but still an excellent, comforting brew. Finishes with sweetness slightly cut by toasted bread.
thegreenrooster (4153) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is dark fruit on buttery dark bread. Flavor is something like an unsweetened raison bread. You get a bit of the dark fruit but also a decent drying bready feel. There is a bit of caramel felt after the swallow but not enough to be overly sweet. I don’t have many dobblebocks but I would this one would be high on my list just for the dark fruit flavor alone.
PhillyCraft (6488) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bills, haven’t had this one in ages. amber brown color with small head. Cherry soy sauce, pours Plum, and weird funk. So sweet and candied out and not my thing these days.
Chalumeaux (1264) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle nice amber red color with a thin head. Aromas of bread dark fruit flowers and caramel. Taste is rich and creamy dark fruit caramel slightly sweet with a nutty alcohol finish.
Hiledd (100) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity and floral aroma, clear, Amber Red color, malty caramel and dried fruit flavor, alcoholic finish
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ryecatcher (1376) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Drank this at Heather’s house on Saturday 2/6/16. Deep brown pour medium off-white head with decent retention. Nose is big malts, raisins, toast, caramel. Mouth is medium-full, decent sweetness, crusty pumpernickel toast, nutty, caramel, chewy. Not bad, but I’ve had better. And the fact they drifted from the German name for the style on the label irritated a couple shades of fuck out if me (especially in a beer from a state that loves to boast about their German heritage.... and fuck the Nittany Lions BTW).
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tall can from Cork 57. Nose is malty, sweet, caramel, spicy. Taste is dark brown sugar, caramel, malts, fruits. Smooth, creamy texture. Sweet finish. Pretty good. Quite alcy and warming.
jsporrer (838) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can. Pours a clear medium dark mahogany with a large off-white head of foam. Semi-sweet toffee aroma. Minimal carbonation. Light to medium texture. Very smooth. Flavors of caramel and toffee. Not too sweet and they don’t last very long. Smooth finish. Flavors could have been bolder. OK but not great.
Sirmixsomewhat (220) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Troeganator is a special brew. It pours a beautiful dark amber color with a nice small head. I don't detect much by way of scent, which is odd, but this beer is smooth from start to finish. Really, really clean.
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal clear dark ruby color with minimal head. Smells like raisins, caramel and brown sugar. Tastes follows the nose but is a little less sweet than I expected from the aroma. The finish is dry and slightly bitter Medium bodied with low carbonation.