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Scratch Beer 87 - 2013 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator) - Tröegs Brewing Company

Scratch Beer 87 - 2013 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator)
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

It’s been quite some time since our last barrel-aged release. Well, we were so excited about this bourbon barrel-aged version of our flagship year-round Double Bock, Troegenator, that instead of bottling it, we decided to make it available exclusively in our Tasting Room! Everything you love about Troegenator is present – the strong malt aroma, rich chewy body, and warm, tingly spiciness. With that said, it was time well-spent in the bourbon barrel for this already dense, delicious treat. The Nator returns after more than five months from its holiday inside Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. The result is a lush Double Bock with undertones of vanilla, oak, toasted coconut, and tangy bourbon warmth. Given the recent Arctic temperatures in Central PA recently, this is one beer that’s sure to warm you up from the inside out!

25 IBU

(Beer added by: orangesol on 01-31-2013)
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templar316

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4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a glistening deep umber, not much head. The aromas come off it in waves caramel malt, toffee, vanila, oak through out. The oak starts strong dancing through the flavors of the malt, into a deep toffee sweetness, into subtle burbon finish. I could drink this all day and they could roll me out. Lets hope they make twice as much next time!

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 03:28:41 | More by templar316
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A - Served with a dark mahogany body that showcased both red and brown highlights...there was a small head with the initial pour, but that faded quickly and you could hardly find a small collar...no lacing was left

S - Bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut, toasted malts, and caramel all combine in the nose to make a very inviting aroma...the bourbon and vanilla are matched very well and the toastiness of the malts adds some notes

T - Everything from the nose is present on the palate...I would not have been able to pick out the toasted coconut until they mentioned it in the release notes...the bourbon, albeit a little strong, stands out nicely and adds a vanilla note that is perfect...the vanilla transitions into the coconut flavor and the into the sweet, sticky caramel...underneath all these flavors is a rich malt profile (the base of Troegenator) that stands up well to all the additions...the finish provides a mixture of sweet and heat

M - Full bodied...smooth, silky, chewy, sweet...the bourbon makes it a little rough around the edges, but this one didn't have time to settle before it was gone!

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Scratch Beer 87 - 2013 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator) from Tröegs Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.