Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)
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3.73/5
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135 Ratings
Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blakelive784 on 03-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
135
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of ncketchum
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
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

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Photo of mothman
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very little head. Color is a caramel brown.

Flavor profile is of oak, vanilla, toffee, caramel, plums, raisins, and other dark fruits. Some molasses. Rich. Very malty no hops.

Mouthfeel: Warming and smooth. Medium to full bodied. Ends dry.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. It had a lot of flavors that I liked and the oak really put this beer over the top for me. It was very drinkable. I was surprised to see the low reviews.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Coppery with a small but persistent head. Nice opening of toasted cereal, maple syrup, hint of bananas, malt and oak on the nose. Taste similarly. Lightly toasted cereal, and pronounced sweetness. Like toasted mini wheats with banana bread and a hint of maple syrup flavor. There is also something a bit off on the finish, unexpected sourness-bitterness, like sour grapes. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with mild carbonation and a medium heavy body. Overall this has many good elements, the sweetness is there but not overdone..but with one or two unexpected distractions, such as the late blast of bitterness, it could use a bit more tuning.

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Photo of Bung
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz. Dark blood red/brown pour. Half finger of white head. Bubbles permeate throughout.

Aroma, Sweet toffee like malt, caramel and vanilla covered red fruits. Some white grape.

Taste, toasted brown sugar and malt. Some oaky vanilla. The fruit is more cherry like here. A little alcohol warmth.

Medium body, good carbonation level. Drinks well, though just a tad medicinal finishing.
Starts out strong, but fades a little from there. Still not bad for the price.

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Photo of roblowther
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber poured into a Ayinger Celebrator glass. The beer is a dark caramel brown with minimal head. It smells of toffee, wood, and overall winter goodness. Is that a smell? I'm sure it is. The taste follows suit from the smell, caramel, toffee, and wood. The mouthfeel is slightly carbonated, slightly slick, and overall light. I like this one. Nothing elaborate, but it delivers as it advertises. If only those x-ray specs from the back of that magazine could claim as much...

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Photo of vermilcj
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bought this bottle 2 days before I drank it and then learned it was 9 months old.
Nose: has a spiciness unusual for the style, some banana and wet cardboard notes - oxidized.
Very beautiful beer pouring brilliant reddish mahogany with an off-white finely bubbled 1/2" foam cap.
The oxidized flavors are not working well with the imperial doppelbock flavors - getting banana on the palate, a little over sweet.
Full body, medium low carbonation.

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Needmorebeer312
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Chico1985
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of canders0927
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kingmaker
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of unclekeith
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance - Ther beer poured an amber hued murky brown color.

Smell - The malt begin the aroma, but there are some thick sweet notes here.

Taste - The oaks and malt come to the front. There is some stickiness that reminds me of maple in the mouthfeel. Even having cellared this one for more than a year, it comes off as a little hot. The aftertaste might be described as spicy alcohol.

Mouthfeel - The malts and their sweetness coat the mouth. It feels like an overly hot doppelbock.

Overall - I am glad I traded for this one. Still, I am not sure I would trade for another.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A : Pours a deep amberish color with some brownish and purple highlights. A big khaki, off white cap sits atop of this. After a few sips a good dose of lacing remains.

S: Loads of oak, candy, dark fruits and a pronounced booze sting.

T: Holy sugary sweetness. Candy covered dark fruits and vanilla go head to head. A big breadiness for malt base, toasted notes with a kick in the pants of booze. The finish is more of the same with a lingering booziness, candy and cloying oak notes with just hint of vanilla.

M: Full bodied all the way. Cloying, sticky sweet, plenty of heat. Syrupy to a degree. Loads of flavor but man is this beer a hot mess on the mouthfeel department

O: Looks good, tastes good, smells good but the mouthfeel was just to hot, sweet and sticky for me.

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Alaskan Troppelbock (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 135 ratings