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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock - Tröegs Brewing Company

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2,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,514
Reviews: 1,023
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 93
Gots: 247 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003)
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Photo of pinotboy007
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Looks a bit like carbonated root beer. Modest head fades quickly; no lacing.

S - Dried figs and raisins; toffee/warm caramel. Nice.

T - Has a nice malty caramel thing going on with a touch of raisin and some sourness on the finish.

M - Somewhat refereshing carbonation that's light but serves this brew well. A touch creamy, too.

D - Perfectly drinkable and I'm guessing it's better on tap. I'd drink it again but would not necessarily seek it out. Probably food friendly.

pinotboy007, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of jasonjlewis
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a sample into a little pilsner that I have (my regular one broke). I also poured a sample into my flute. The beer looks a bit better in my pilsner, I think I poured a more aggressive head. The retention is the same on both and there is a nice full brown color that is slightly cloudy.

Big caramel malts on the nose with a bit of nuttiness. I do enjoy a bit of nuttiness on my bocks. This one should be good. There is a sort of green apple pehnol that comes out as the beer warms. I always seem to notice this phenol with double bock lagers.

This beer is not quite as thick on the caramel malts as some other double bocks, but it still has a pretty typical flavor profile. There is a nice caramel maltiness with a tiny bit of hops to balance. This is definetly a malty double bock. There is a bit of booziness that could be better rounded out, but it's not so bad once the beer gets a little warmer.

There is a very smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel with a touch of crispness.

This is a well rounded pretty good double bock. I'd definetly have it again.

Thans to seanpachefedda for the sample or however you spell his name

jasonjlewis, Sep 16, 2008
Photo of ljbrisson
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hard pour from a 22 oz. bottle reveals a thick, robust sandy head with good retention. A clear, dark red color, smells of caramel, banana, chocolate, malt, dark fruit, and raisins. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with substantial carbonation, with a little slickness. Taste is burnt caramel, raisins, plum, banana sweetness, a slight coffee and chocolate undertone. I am not familiar with the bock style but this is decent. Drinkability is moderate due entirely to the high ABV, all other factors render it a high drinkability.

ljbrisson, Sep 14, 2008
Photo of webmanspidey
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fatheads in Pittsburgh. Dark with a creamy head. Bitter chocolate taste with dark fruit in the background. A strong interesting beer that was very heavy and overwhelming. Not something to drink on a full stomach, as I was doing at the time. It didn't compare well to some of the German doppelbocks I have had in the past, but it is worth trying.

webmanspidey, Sep 12, 2008
Photo of DeepSix
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark red coloring, first time I saw it I could have sworn it was a porter. Small head. Lace doesn't really stay with the glass.

Smell is a sweet tone, can smell its a bit sweet, with some chocolate undertones.

Quite the mouthful, very thick, I almost wanna say this was a stout, but maybe I just don't have enough experience with doppelbocks. The taste has a bit of coffee and chocolate texture to it.

Its not bad to drink all night, just gotta watch yourself, they'll kick your ass at 8.2 ABV

DeepSix, Sep 11, 2008
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber from Rivers Bend.
Pours brown in color with ruby highlights around the edges. Decent inch of frothy head atop the beer. Smell is slight toffee and a bit of a lager smell as well. Mouthfeel is pillowy soft and very nice. Taste is lacking a little complexity and strength. Needs more toffee/caramel and a supporting flavor. They nailed the mouthfeel though.

FtownThrowDown, Sep 11, 2008
Photo of oneeye
2.83/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.
Pours a cherry burgundy with lots of carbonation. A black cherry glow with a two fingered head.. The head is light and fluffy that leaves a ring of lace around the constant head.
It smells of sweet malts and alcohol. Dried dark fruit and red licorice. Funky cherries and alcohol. A bit sour and sweet.
The taste is very sweet and very alcoholic. Sweet mollases and cough syryp. Red licorice with a boozy aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is creamy and thick. A full bodied beer with a warmth of alcohol.
I give the drinkability a low score considering the alcoholic aftertaste that taste like cough syryp. It lingers on far after you have finished this beer.

oneeye, Sep 08, 2008
Photo of Gmann
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown color with ruby highlights, nice dense tan head that left some spotty lacing as it settled. The aroma is of toasted malt, caramel, honey, a bit of pepper/tobacco. The taste is a nice smooth slightly burnt caramel flavor with a bit of stale grassy hops to balance. The brew has a thick body with soft carbonation, very smooth, slightly sticky; nice and malty. A very nice dopple bock, sweet, thick and bready. I usually wait for my dopple bocks til November but didn't want to wait for this one.

Gmann, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of armock
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank goes out to tdt560 for throwing this in a trade.

A - Poured a brown color with a ruby glow and a tan head

S - Is of caramel malt and some dark fruits

T - Is very sweet with dark fruit flavors

M - This beer has a fuller body with lighter carbonation to it

D - I like this beer if it was available to me i would regularly buy this beer good taste thats easy to drink its worth trying

armock, Sep 05, 2008
Photo of quasimoto
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas of deep candy and raisin flavors, along with caramel malts, chocolate, and nutty sweetness dominate the nose. The flavors are the same except become sweeter with the addition of the mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is dry bitterness upfront, turns to almost sugary sweetness and finishes with an slight alcohol dryness. All in all a very flavorful, drinkable beer.

quasimoto, Sep 01, 2008
Photo of ralree
2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Extra-dark reddish-brown with a fluffy tan head. Decent head retention, but not much lacing.

S: Rich caramel malt, some dark fruit. Lots of alcohol, and some hops in the background. Spices are also in the mix. Pretty sugary smell.

T: Fruity on the tongue, strong alcohol, a little cloying. Smoky malt is in the background. The sweetness of this is overpowering, as is the alcohol.

M: Really dry and clean. Carbonation good, non-astringent. Too bad the taste doesn't match the quality of the mouthfeel.

D: I can barely drink it, but someone who appreciates massive fruit and alcohol might.

ralree, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of beerbutcher
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours deep reddish brown with a tan head

aromas are a bit of the rasiny fruit and then there's some heavier malt tones, though somewhat muted. there's a bit of malty bock character on the nose, but it's not terribly obvious.

the palate is rich, slightly sweet and creamy before trailing off to a sweet and bitter finish.

the mouthfeel is alright.

all in all, a bit underwhelming for the style. i have come to know such greatness in this category..;.

beerbutcher, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of theghost3
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with a deep red glow. Smell is caramel malts and brown sugar. The taste is strong of brown sugar and malt with some fruits and spice. Mouthfeel is a little acidic, heavy but clean. This is a drinkable beer but very rich. I wouldn't recommend having more than a couple given its higher-than-average ABV and heaviness.

theghost3, Aug 17, 2008
Photo of largadeer
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark but clear reddish-amber. A dense one finger head forms, but reduces to a ring somewhat fast.

Smell: Malt-forward and fruity (dates and figs), almost has a melted brown sugar over oatmeal sort of smell to it.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and fruity with a lot of date and raisin flavor. I'd like a bit more roastiness to balance the sweetness of the malt, but this is nice all the same. The texture is medium-full, definitely thick for the style. The finish is sweet but brief, and ultimately clean. Very little bitterness throughout.

Notes: Got this from Dyan - thanks dogg.

largadeer, Aug 12, 2008
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle

Pours a clear, chestnut brown with a small tan head that maintains. Nice lacing on the glass.

Sweet, malty aroma with nice dark fruity aromas - figs and dates. A bit of herbal hops also add to the mix.

Sweet and malty upfront with a nice blend of dark fruity flavors. Mild hop bitterness and pleasant herbal hop flavor. Finishes malty and sweet as it started.

Medium-full body, medium carbonation.

A good, but not great dopplebock. Pleasant and easy to drink, just lacks a little complexity and depth that define my favorites in this style.

MaltyGoodness, Aug 09, 2008
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leftmindedrighty..Aaron for this and many others.
Poured a nice bronze color with a tannish head that faded as I sipped. Nose was caramel, brown sugar, slight hops and malty. Taste was caramel, sugar, Munich malts and maye even choco or caramel malts too. Hops was not a typical US hop profile, very subtle. Tase also carried a nice amount of dried fruit like raisins and figs. Mouthfeel was alright.

barleywinefiend, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of JRed
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Troegenator is one badass dude. Equipped with dungeon dark looks and deep full-bodied taste. A great mouthfeel that enables you to keep this brew in the palate for a while to embrace a syrupy brew with sweet plum-like aftertaste. Highly drinkable doublebock allows for a tripping billies type of night. No unsatisfying tastes to be found here! A brew that is not too overpowering in flavor or substance; it calls to be drank at any time of year, but with 8.2% alcohol, it doesn't call for anytime a day. Cheers, Let's go streaking!

JRed, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of Jerico
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark caramel color with a dense capuccino-like head that settles into a nice froth.

S - malt and barley with some raisins and brown sugar thrown in there. Not as powerful as I expected, but it opens up a bit more as t warms.

T/M/D - this beer is surprisingly smooth, with that raisin and brown sugar taste mellow in the background. It doesn't linger on the tongue for long and masks the ABV pretty well. Very tasty!

Jerico, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of Jwale73
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Warsteiner pilsener glass. Poured a semi-translucent brown with ruby red highlights. Half-inch off-white head composed of tiny, tight bubbles reduced its volume to half its original size within seconds before settling into a thin slick of tiny effervescing bubbles; no lacing present during the tasting. Nose was bready sweet with a pleasant dark fruit character and hint of chocolate. Dark fruit and toffee flavors detectable in the mouth on a malt backbone with a mild booziness at the finish. Mouthfeel was between light- and medium-bodied (but closer to the lighter side) with a mild carbonation to add some character. Excellent drinkability in that it was not overly sweet. Troegenator went down quick and easy and left me wanting more.

Jwale73, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of mgp80
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a very nourishing, smooth-drinking beer with a lot of sweetness, even for the style. It's packed with bready, almost doughy flavors and lots of date/raisin. Tartness and cereal is a little milder than with some doppelbocks. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. Feels like drinking raisin bread.

There are more complex, balanced doppelbock's out there, but this is a delicious malt bomb and a gem for the price and availability.

mgp80, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Finally made the plunge with a sixer into Troegs as well as trying the Dobbleback style again, after the Sam not agreeing with my pallet. Bottle pour into mug.

A: One finger tan head, broke up after first few quafs, to almost nothing around the rim of the glass and scant if any lacing.

S: Nose is boozy first off with fruit of plumes/prunes coming in afterward. Overall, mild aroma.

T: Sweet and strong(abv) initially, throwing back the aroma into your nostrils, sweet caramel malts mid drink, and tangy spice finish. The taste improves with each drink and the complexity is more evident.

M: Very light and almost watery. By the end of the glass, it looks like day old soda with a syrup coating. Carbonation and hops are still in good strength. Quite smooth and not unpleasant by any stretch of the imagination.

D: Good for a newcomer to this style. This was much sweeter than the Sam version, and lighter for that matter as well. One that I would pull for in colder weather or for one long good drink with a book at night.

Brianmerrilyn, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of bkilpatr
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 07/19/08.

Pours a dark ruby brown color with about two fingers of light tan head. The head faded fairly quickly and didn't leave any lacing. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, and a good amount of sweet malt.

Taste is more caramel and sweet malt. There's also some roasted nut and bread/biscuit flavor. Underneath all of that is some nice warming booze flavor.

Feel was a bit on the thin side, yet still felt fairly full and heavy. Drinkability was pretty good, though could be better if the sweetness were toned down a bit. The relatively high ABV (8.2%) was pretty well hidden

Overall, a pretty good doppelbock.

bkilpatr, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of Yesac
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What an excellent doublebock. Pours deep amber color, thin fading off-white head. Malty/bready smell. Taste is sweet roasted malts and yeast finishes with a hint of hops.. spices as well. A great balance. Mouthfeel is slighty thick and carbonated.

Thanks to Tbn2 for trading me this beer to try.

Yesac, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of flexabull
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of warriorsoul, thanks again!

Beer pours a bright and clear brown color, with a very white faint head.

Aromas are very malty, a bit cola like, bready, spicy, and slightly sweet.

Flavors are quite malty, very spicy, crisp, and dry. There is a definite bready taste, with a kind of almost ginger like flavor, with a warm biting alcohol kick.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, thick, and with sharp carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good. This is a very flavorful and well made beer. But it's a bit much, and not all that easy to drink. I'm still glad I got to try this one, I just couldn't have more than one in a sitting.

flexabull, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of Rzzzzz
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In a word: Yum.

Allow me to elaborate...

Poured into a Beatles Revolver pint glass. The dark ones always look so good in that one, and this beer came out a clear, dark brown with a thinnish head. It had a gentle but distinct aroma that I would describe as a mixture of sweet malt, toasted grains, nuts, fig and molasses.

Flavor is big and malty, sweet and grainy, Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy. A nice undercurrent of warming alcohol in each smooth, creamy mouthful of this medium-to-full bodied beverage.

The taste is the devil on my left shoulder urging me to drink another; the alcohol is the angel on my right trying to convince me to call it a night. Unbeknownst to the devil, who surely would have prevailed, I have only the one bottle.

Someone send more.

Rzzzzz, Jun 29, 2008
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,514 ratings.