heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Mondial 2006. Teh body was a dark copper with a medium yellowish colored head. The sweet aroma had honey and some old leather tofee. The taste is solid with toffee and caramel. There was also iced tea and apple core. The body was light with low carbonation
wxman (1793) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright amber with a decent off white head that rings the glass. Aroma is wet bread and yeast with sweet malt. Flavor is buttery sweet roasted malt, maple syrup and caramel along with a flowery hoppiness. Very tasty; 8.2% ABV nearly goes unnoticed. Good stuff!
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok, this is no Ayinger, but it was enjoyable. Perhaps a bit too sweet and lacking in thickness (mouthfeel), this one still had a nice flavor. Was bready malty and the alcohol was hard to pick up at 8%. In between the pale and dark doppelbocks out there. Fairly priced for the quality.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Robe brune légèrement voilée sans mousse. Arômes de caramel et d’alcool. Saveurs de caramel, de levure et d’alcool.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Amber and smooth. A very good malty beer with some oaty hints. The best Troegs has to offer.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. Pours a brown body with a reddish tint. Medium biege head, diminshing but had left a little ring and some good lacing. Sweet, dark fruity, brown sugar aroma. Sweet, cherry flavor with some good molasses notes. Warming but thinner finish. Very enjoyable beer.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft @ Brew At The Zoo, Baltimore, 5/27/06) Dark honey brown body. Biscuit-colored head retreats to edges. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses and raisins. Good lacing. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is moderately sweet and malty with some bitterness overlaying. Flavor good but without much depth. Felt and tasted "young".
jonnycando (16) - Troutville, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2006 Attractively dark, malty aroma, and carmelly sweet in flavor offset with nice bitterness. Well carbonated but pours with a short lived head. Good lacing remains clinging to the glass. Pleaseant moderately long lasting finish
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear, medium-brown color with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma was malty with a moderate note of roasted grain, light note of hoppy herb; moderate note of sherry, light note of vanilla and trace notes of spicy alchs and cola. The flavor was moderately sweet, moderately acidic and lightly bitter with a long, lightly bittersweet, lightly acidic finish. The body was medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively. Moderate alcoholic warmth in the finish.
Ernest (7600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, molasses), with note of plum.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, trace/lightly acidic, trace bitterness.
Finish is moderately sweet, trace/lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.