Trogdor The Burninator
Avery Brewing Company

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Bock - Doppelbock
3.88 | pDev: 10.57%
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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Reviews by rye726:
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rye726 from Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a smoked Doppelbock that Avery is going to age on Grosling rum barrels.

Pours an amberish brown with a tan head. Nice lace.

Nose has caramel, toffee, nutty malts, dark fruits, peppery alcohol and light smokey tones.

The smoke presence is light in the flavor as well so it shouldn't get in the way of the flavors from the barrels. Lots of sweet malts, carmelized candies, figs, plums and nuts.

Full body is well carbonated. Tasty stuff, will be very nice after the barrel aging.

Dec 06, 2009
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harpus from Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Oct 15, 2012
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nickfl from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Apr 13, 2014
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mcstellar from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The full name of the beer is Trogdor the Burninator.

Pours dark amber with almost no head.

Strong malty aroma with hints of bacon and sweetness. Didn't detect any specific smoke aroma. I'm assuming that's where the bacon is coming from though.

Malty sweetness with pleasant hop finish. Very, very little smoke flavor - almost to the point of me thinking I'm only tasting smoke because I know it's a smoked beer.

Overall, a great beer, but it left me wanting more smoke flavor. I would have scored higher had it not been sold as a smoked beer.

Dec 10, 2009
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DenverBigRed from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Jun 01, 2013
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Paul68 from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

May 22, 2012
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stampfler07 from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%

May 28, 2013
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belzo35 from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

Oct 05, 2014
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Aug 23, 2014
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EnojysAnyBeer from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 31, 2016
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012.

Pours a hazy dark chocolate brown color with chestnut edges and a one finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Meaty, smokey aroma but not as much as I prefer.  Smokey charcoal/ash, wood, and some burnt malt but kind of tame in the smoke department.  Lots of sweet and roasted malt character with hints of caramel, toffee, toast and chocolate.

Medium bodied with a decent amount of meaty smoke. More prevalent than aroma suggests with hints of charcoal, bacon, BBQ and burnt malt.  Underneath there is some sweet and roasted malt flavor with hints of caramel, toast and toffee.  Slightly dry finish.   Nicely balanced with nice smokey flavor.

Jun 20, 2012
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kkrez from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Nov 14, 2011
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GRG1313 from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 03, 2017
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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Jun 11, 2014
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RomaniIteDomum from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Mar 13, 2012
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oline73 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 10, 2017
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zestar from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Aug 10, 2014
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StoneTSR from Colorado

4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is listed at 7.0% in the taproom now. Don't think it is actually 9% anymore.

There is always something new and interesting at the Taproom, but their ability to consistently knock it out of the park is so impressive. This was a great example of that.

APPEARANCE: A thin, quarter-inch head topped the 16oz. pour from Matt at the taproom. It receded rather quickly and underneath it left a deep mahogany colored beer that was much darker than expected. It was a bit hazy, but not too much.

SMELL: Wood chips and smoke. This was a gorgeous aroma, but it could stand to have been a bit stronger.

TASTE: Smoky with a slight dose of bacon. The smoke dominates and makes this a very mellow beer. A slight malt-flavor kicks in in the end, providing a nice little dose of sweetness, but ultimately this is a dry beer.

MOUTHFEEL: The best way to describe the feel of this beer is ticklingly sparkly. It is thinner bodied than I would expect from this beer, but still full of flavor. As I mentioned above, it is very dry until the very tail end where a kick of sweetness comes in to play.

OVERALL: Avery nails another style. In fact, they nail the style then take it in a uniquely Avery direction. That's what happened here.

Jan 21, 2012
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Hodgin from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Feb 27, 2012
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hiphopj5 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Jun 19, 2012
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Spider889 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Jul 14, 2014
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bsuedekum from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Oct 05, 2014
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StoutSeth from Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

Sep 06, 2013
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 4oz pour at the brewery 2.18.17

L -

A - dark brown, 1 finger of head and some tan lacing

T - smoky malts, toffee

F - medium body and carbonation

O - A doppleback, not my fave style. Pretty good version however

Feb 18, 2017
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rkarimi from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%

Feb 09, 2014
Trogdor The Burninator from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 60 ratings