beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(01.30.06) 12 oz brown bottle obtained from trade with Thaichile. 8.2% ABV. Clear amber hued doublebock ale having small white head. Nice caramel, toasted malt aroma. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied that starts dry with light sweet malt, caramel/fruity/toasted malt flavors. Finishes dry with light caramel aftertaste. Very good drinkable ale. Thanks Thaichile!
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark amber with a reddish hue, aroma of caramel malts and bread, flavor is caramel like, carbonated, hops are present, and sweet, good body not a bad brew.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Troegenator Double Bock is brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Chocolate malts, then hopped with both Hallertau and Saaz hop varieties. It is then largered, and comes in at a warming 8.2% abv, making it a stylistically flawless example of a classic German beer style. This beer is rich, smooth, flavorful, and warming, everything a good double bock should be.
Troegenator pours to a beautiful, bright, deep bronze color with a slight white head that fades, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with deep aromas of toasty/nutty sweet malt, slight grassy hop aroma, and some peppery alcohol. The palate is as impressive as the nose, with a sea of deep sweet malty, toasty, and nutty flavors that are just so smooth, round, and clean on the palate. Troegenator finishes with more deep malty character up front, and is balanced out to complete perfection, with just the right amount of grassy/spicy hop bitterness to give this beer sublime balance.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Pours a copper red with a light brown head. Aroma was malty of carmel and a little sweetness. Taste was well balanced. Good mix of malts and hops. Nice carbonation and a good light bitter finish. This is another great beer from the brothers.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark amber pour with a hint of red. Head was small, light brown in color and faded quickly. Aroma was sweet caramel and malty. Flavor was more malty than the nose with a touch of sweetness and a small bitter bite at the end. Excellent beer, this will be a stocked beer in my collection.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a coppery red, with a light brown head. Compex, sweet breadlike nose - somewhat malty, but so much more in there! Sweet bread, honey, brown sugar. Flavors are not quite as sweet as the nose, but the malts, bread and honey are all well represented. Body is rich, but not to the point of overkill, and the finish is malty with a touch of bitter - but not much! A very nice doppel!
jrob21 (3519) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Yes, it really is as red as it is in the pic. Smells of a fruity bread aroma. Very interesting there. A rich malty taste with a bit of a bitter finish. RE-rate, reminds me more of an english pale than a doppelbock.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first doppelbock. I really liked the sweetness of the aroma, the amber appearence, the flavor was very malty, and the beer had a nice full felling in the mouth
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber ale with a moka head. Sweet caramle and vanilla in aroma. Sweet malt with notes of caramel, and restrained nuttyness, a big beer bonbon. Rich and warming. Mondial 2005.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Poured a nice red/amber color. Not much of a head, which left very quickly. Sweet malty flavor, very sweet. Weak carbonation. Overall not bad, average,"