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 (7481) - 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.
Beerdedone (3313) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled beer night at my house with Stegosaurus. Pours dark red-amber. Aroma of caramel and bread. Flavor is caramel, carbonated, some bitterness.
PorterPounder (7620) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cork & Bottle Liquors, Baton Rouge, La. - 12 oz bottle. Light copper appearance, little to no head. Thin for a doppelbock. Sweet, molasses like aroma, some brown sugar and a trace of alcohol in the nose as well. Flavor is sweet, some cherries, some cotton candy. Turns slightly cloying as it warms though. Decently thick mouthfeel. Holds the 8.5% ABV well.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured much darker than the photo indicates. This 12oz bottle poured with a thick malty head. The mouthfeel was interesting, lighter than your usual doppelbock. Felt almost like a lager in that department. Flavor was of caramelish malts, almost like the complexity of a belgian. Finish was nice and of medium length.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Mmmhmm, very good beer. Sweet flavor, almost reminded me of apple juice. Malty and delish, give this one a try. Gotta get out to Harrisburg to visit this place. - Original review 4/7/2006
Update 9/21/2014. Eight years later and I have grown very, very fond of this beer. An incredible malt flavor profile, just balanced enough not to muck up your mouth. One of the first beers I buy when I am bringing cases home from PA, and as of this week I can buy it in NC.