Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.
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3.04/5 rDev -18.7%
22 oz bomber pours a fairly clear medium copper color...lighter than expected. Small, tan head is fine-bubbled but doesn't stick around too long.
Nose is super caramely...like walking into one of those candy stores on an old school boardwalk where they make fresh caramel. fruits and nuts come to mind as well...dates and almonds specifically. Alcohol too, plenty of that.
Hmmm, wow...not so sure about this one. The caramel flavors are so burnt, its almost chemical-tasting. The over-the-top alcohol doesn't help either. The oak chips don't really smooth anything out either....maybe just add a char-y aspect to it. I'm thinking this one is kind of a mess, now wtf am I going to do with the other bottle I bought? This has cellar experiment written all over it. Perhaps this is a style that does not need imperializing...I feel the same way about wits and pilseners.
04-13-2013 23:41:45 | More by twiggamortis420
3.08/5 rDev -17.6%
Best by 10AUG13
It's a hazel brown with a scattered etch tan top. Smells like bananas, cocoa powder, alcohol, brown sugar, some vanilla and maraschino cherry. Flavor is malty, some toasted sugar, a little cola, some oak and molasses. Medium bodied with limited carb and an off dry finish. Meh, but I actually suspect a year or two from now it would be decent.
04-08-2013 06:21:43 | More by harrymel
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
Served in an imperial pint slightly chilled
A - pours a caramel brown, foamy light brown head, fades quickly, lots of carbonation
S - aroma is oaky, lots of sweet malt and a bit of alcohol
T - taste is sweet dark fruit and oakiness up front, little boozy in the finish
M - fairly thin, well carbonated, dry, good amount of heat
O - nice dopplebock, oak aging puts a nice touch to add some complexity
03-30-2013 01:10:42 | More by ncketchum
3.45/5 rDev -7.8%
A clear dark amber to red colored beer, I will just consider it a red colored ale. Small tan colored head forms then fades.
Smell is decidedly malty. Fair vanilla aroma along with caramel and nuts. Frankly this smells like pecan pie, not necessarily a bad thing.
Starts out sweet and nutty with a fast fade of sweetness to dryness. Slight whiskey flavor. Caramel and nuts are in abundance and a slight astringent taste but it isn't much just hops cleaning up sweetness a little aggressively. Alcohol is completely hidden.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall an OK beer. Could be a little less sweet. As bocks goes this one is about average.
03-19-2013 05:36:06 | More by Zorro
3.24/5 rDev -13.4%
1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:
A - Pours a deep, semi translucent amber/copper color with two fingers of thick, creamy, sticky, light tan head. Retention is decent, especially given the high ABV. Appealing, to say the least.
S - Toasted malts, biscuity yeast, sweet buttery caramel, figs, dark fruits, and hot booziness. A little muddy. Very sweet. The alcohol is way too present. Very, very subtle oak notes. On par for the style.
T - Very sweet (almost cloyingly so). Fig and and toasted malts throughout. Vanilla near the finish. Very subtle oak notes are there, but they're overpowered by strong alcohol. It's definitely a sipper.
M - Full bodied, thick and smooth.
D - I wish the oak were stronger. Definitely takes a hit on drinkability. t's not a bad beer; it'd be hard to finish the whole bottle on my own, though. I'm glad I'm sharing it.
03-13-2013 01:41:33 | More by blakelive784
Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.