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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: blakelive784 on 03-13-2013)
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Photo of kingmaker
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

kingmaker, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

archero, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of KBomb
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tropplebock is easy on the eyes. Deep ruby brown color, enduring bubbly head (if not very thick). Quite appealing.

Not much aroma, which isn't unexpected for the style. A little bit of honey and some faint nutty chocolate accent the roasted malt sweetness.

Taste is very sweet: buttery toffee, caramel, fig and brandy-like booziness. Oak was hard to smell, but I do taste a little bit of it now. Finishes with some diacetyl and

Mouthfeel starts off surprisingly dry, but supersweet after taste is cloying and slightly sticky.

There's lots to like in this beer, but the mouthfeel doesn't quite live up to expectations.

KBomb, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

kjkinsey, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Bitterbill
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

$8.35 for the 22 oz bottle, best Aug 10, 2013.

A- A clear deep amber brown with a small head of foam, good lacing left behind.

S- Sweet malts and oak up front, lots of booze with hints of fruit.

T- Malty, fruity, toffee, boozy...then a flavour of burnt something, especially in the aftertaste. This one's not playing nice. No signs of any oak that I mentioned in the smell.

M- Full bodied, medium carbonation, at times it gets cloyingly sweet and sticky.

O- I wish I could like it more than I do but at this stage in the game, fresh, it's not firing on all cylinders.

Bitterbill, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.04/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

twiggamortis420, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of drinkAK
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

drinkAK, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

sparx1100, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Nightwish1094
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Nightwish1094, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Danobold, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ambruns1979, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Dactrius, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of bbadger
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

bbadger, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of harrymel
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

harrymel, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of raffy313
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

raffy313, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Gagnonsux, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

kew, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

cdwil, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BrownAleMale, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of ncketchum
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

ncketchum, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

CommanderOfAwesome, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of litheum94
3/5  rDev -19.6%

litheum94, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

crobinso, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Haybeerman, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev +7.2%

hiphopj5, Mar 20, 2013
Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.