pilsnerrogge (2998) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2009
Bottled:GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Pours deep reddish brown with a mid sized head. Sweet and malty caramel aroma. Sweet and malty flavour with notes of toffee and dark berries. Warming finish. Pretty solid Doppelbock, but it didn’t really rock my world.
Pours translucent brown with a ruby red highlight, no head. Sweet caramel and toasted malts and a bit of alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is better than the aroma, toasted nuts and caramelized sugar flavor. Definitely has that "liquid bread" flavor and body. Not on par with the best of the style, but still pretty good. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Draft. Pours hazy bronze with normal sized off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread, hops, and spice. Flavors of hops, spice, malt, nuts. Sweet, bready mouthfeel and dry finish with a little spice and bitter hops. jbender (23) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Has a bread like aroma. Clear amber appearance with almost no head. Caramel malt taste. Medium body with a thicker feel going down. Medium carbonation.
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Pours a ruddy brown. Strong plum, dark fruit aroma with matching flavor. Touch of munich malt in the background, but subsumed by strong dark caramel malts (120/special B). Would liked to have tasted more bready malt, less caramel--a bit cloying for a dopplebock.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2009
pours out ruby clear oarnge with an offwhite head that was about a finger thick and thin that was partially bubly and started to fall son after pouring. very, very slight lacing and there is a strong aroma of alcohol and wine grapes. the mouthfeel is light and lightly carbonated across the palate. kind of has a bitter sweet oniony flavour with a aftertatse of alcohol and sweet malts. very warm feeling as it goes down, perfect winter beer to keep you warm on a cold winter day. thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2009
A crisp, clean dark brown with a small head. Nose is mostly toasted caramel malt with hints of piney hops. Palate is lively carbonation that’s a bit slick. Quite the bitter finish after a rather sweet start. I have never had a bad beer from Troegs, and this one honors their reputation! zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
bottle: poured into a stein. clear reddish-brown with medium white head that dissipates. Not much arouma, perhaps because its lightly carbonated. Has a great sweet caramel front, a little fruity sourness comes through and finishes with alcohol and a touch of hops. Smooth and slippery going down. sunevdj (4128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle at Mondial de la biere 2009, Strasbourg. Pours a clear light brown with a diminishing off-white head. Sweet and dry. Malty aromas. Hints of residual sugars. Slightly perfumed towards the end. Dry and sweet finish. madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
23rd July 2008. Dark brown clear beer. Marmiteish nose. Carries over to teh flavour along with chocolate and a hint of brandy. All very smooth and drinkable.