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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 40
Gots: 37 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Troegenator has awoken! After hibernating for six months in bourbon barrels, we’re excited to report that Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator is ready for release today at 11am. The barrel-aging process has transformed Troegenator into a lush Double Bock with undertones of vanilla, oak, and toasted coconut amid a warm blanket of tangy bourbon notes.

(Beer added by: FletcherC on 02-06-2014)
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3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gotta throw my review out there, since Troegenator was one of my first craft loves, and the new 16oz tall boys just kill. This one, well, I made the trip Allentown to Hershey, Mapquest said 1:13 I flated it in 1:04. The trip was the highlight. Bought 2, drank 1, couldnt wait to sell the other to a nice, young BA getting his beer at cost ...

It's a looker, ok aroma of caramel and whiskey barrel. Taste ok, caramel and whiskey, you can still taste the original which is good. Wasn't a big fan of the whiskey flavor. For my money, Weyerbacher Blasphemy is much better for $10 cheaper a bottle. Just another pricey beer that fails to deliver, but the buzz was good that snowy Sunday night. What day didn't it snow this year?

RacerX5k, Feb 26, 2014
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A - Just shy of two finger's worth of crisp audibly fizzy medium khaki colored froth that quickly away... There is also no lacing left, just a small splotch in the center of the glass and an uber thin collar... The beer is largely still with a few stray carbonation bubbles and small streaks here and there... The color is a warm medium brown with a faint ruby hue...

S - The bourbon barrel aging notes are at the forefront... Vanilla... Some light caramel notes... Some faint banana notes mixed in as well... The original troeganator goodness is a bit obscured, but it lingers beneath the surface... Quite intoxicating...

T - A slight booze presence to start... Next up is a subtle mix of caramel and vanilla... The lite banana notes detected on the nose are also present on the palate... There is also a strong malt base that lies beneath it all... A slight warmth / burn of the bourbon barrel aging lingers in the back of the throat for a bit...

M - On the lighter side of full bodied... Loaded with prickly carbonation... A bit chewy, a bit syrupy and a bit sticky... Fills the mouth completely...

D - I've got mixed feelings on this creation... On one hand it's a rock solid highly enjoyable bourbon barrel aged beer... On the other hand the greatness that is the tried and true troeganator is a bit missing in action... Perhaps some more time in the cellar will see this one develop a bit more... Still highly enjoyable and recommended...

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A- clear red color with half finger head and no lacing. Looks almost like wine in my snifter glass.

S- vanilla and bourbon dominate. This is gonna be good my friends!

F- the bourbon hits me first followed immediately by some of the oak aged wood. The vanilla rounds it out beautifully. You would think the bourbon would mak eit hard to put down but now, just enough to make it sweet tasting.

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O- OMG one of the top 3 beers from Troegs for me...ranks behind Nugget Nectar and before Perpretual IPA.

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Deep chestnut body brown, a bit clear, but with a nice whispy top. Good tan ring with some nice golden yellow hues.

What a fantastic nose on this. Great hazelnut aromas and toast. Creamy vanilla and good controlled warmth and head. Nice amounts of wood and oak, just overall very impressive, with a great nutty angle.

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It's overall real impressive, and a neat experiment for a doppel, but it comes out wonderfully.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Tröegs Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.