Mad Elf Ale, available from October through December, is a high-alcohol brew made with cherries, honey, and chocolate malts (and one I look forward to every fall). Their Java Head Stout has the most pronounced coffee flavor I've ever tasted in a beer (except perhaps for Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout). The beer I'm reviewing here, their Troegenator Doublebock, is one of my favorites.
Troegenator Doublebock pours into the glass a deep brown that's nearly opaque. The head is a thick, light tan color that hangs around a while. The flavor is sweet, with a hint of sourness. There is a very mild hoppiness to balance out the sweetness. All in all, it's exactly what I think a Double Bock should taste like.
Beer Advocate ranks it 87-94 out of 100.
I sampled this particular bottle at The Winking Lizard Tavern on Bethel, but I've purchased 6-packs of it since then. I've found it at Kenny Road Market, Cost Plus World Market, and The Andersons General Store.
My rating: 9/10