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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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by FletcherC on 02-06-2014

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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of ocelot2500
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep garnet color with a tight, tan head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of dark fruits and bourbon.

Tastes of malts followed by dark fruits and bourbon. Malts lead off with notes of toffee and caramel. This gives way to notes of figs, raisins, and dates. Bourbon barrel notes come next with vanilla and some oak. Finishes with some sweetness and alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty and the doppelbock fits well with the bourbon barrel.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chalice: color is brown, with amber edges, head presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a ring, not much lacing.

Smell is a pleasant blend of lightly boozy bourbon with some enhanced caramel malt, hints of fruit, then some vanilla and toast.

Taste is slightly varied flavor from the aroma: a big boozy bourbon hit, then caramel, then vanilla and toast, with a subtle fruitiness.

Mouthfeel is lighter carbonation with a pleasant sweetness that linger with the enhancements of the barrel aging.

Overall, a very good beer - the bourbon aging plays well with the doppelbock flavors - great to see a barrel aged bock.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear cola color with a short-lived, fizzy head. Initial impression is an initial sweetness, quickly followed by dark fruits, oak, caramel, blackstrap molasses, and a nice touch of bourbon. Alcohol is present but not intrusive. Mouthfeel is medium - probably about right for the style. Finish is smooth and tends toward the sweet side. The bourbon adds a new element to Troegenator, but there's still a little too much dark fruit and sweetness for my taste.

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Photo of hozersr
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
2.69/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of SFC21
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a muddy brownish copper with a half finger of head. The nose has soft but distinct bourbon notes. The flavor has sweetness from both the bourbon and the malt bill.

This is an impressive offering.

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Photo of gr0g
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2017 Release in a 12.7oz bottle. 10.8% ABV.

Same dark mahogany appearance as the standard Troegenator. The toffee-forward, malty aromas have been joined by oaky-vanilla notes of whiskey barrels. Smells rich and strong without crossing over the "boozy" line. Regular Troegenator is already about as sweet as I'd like a bock to be, and thankfully, this barrel-aged version is not any sweeter. This is the Troegenator we all know and love with a solid, but not excessive, infusion of bourbon. More oak character has soaked into the beer than whiskey. The mouthfeel suffers from some harsh fizziness, and it's the only real weakness on exhibit. Very nice application of barrel aging to create a superior beer.

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Photo of jagada
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 02/24/2016, I got this at the brewery last summer and it pours dark chestnut brown color with reddish highlights and a foamy 2-3 finger khaki colored head that was full of bubbles of all sizes that hissed and dissipated quickly, crackling as it went down to a layer on top while leaving minimal spotty lacing.

Smells like toffee, caramel, syrup, sweet malt, vanilla, oak, light booze, dark fruit, syrup covered bread like French toast, faint hops and earthy notes. The oak and malty sweetness work well together as this resembles a fruit cake or French toast with brown sugar and syrup on top. Funny to type it, but it smells like it's a thick brew.

Tastes sweet but the woody notes and boozy aspects balance the sweetness. Flavor is a nice combo of toffee, vanilla, tea leaf, light booze like rum, melot, dark fruit including raisin and plums, maple syrup, faint floral hops, earthy notes, toasted grains, caramel, nutty accents, honey, toasted wheat bread with a lot of butter spread on it, and rye bread or pumpernickel bread. The 10.8% ABV is present and plays a nice role in the meal in a glass presentation. It's tasty, complex and hearty. Das good.

Mouthfeel thick and had syrup-like qualities with very little carbonation, a flat slick feel as it slid down leaving a coating and a sweetness across the tongue mixed with a bitterness that reminded me of getting part of a leaf in your mouth, which may have been from the hops. This was a perfect winter brew and goes down easier than it should.

Overall this was an enjoyable offering which had the German bock experience and flavors represented well.

NOTE: The bottle states they age this "dense, chewy and captivating Double Bock" in OAK not bourbon barrels for over 6 months. Just wanted that out there as I did not get any bourbon flavors.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

super glad they made this one again as i missed it the first time around, and truthfully, this is the essence of winter beer. a style that rarely sees barrel treatment, but is often perfectly built for it. here the barrels add more than the classic woody char and vanilla sweetness, i also get a definite nutty quality, sweet like almonds, with a little honey in there too. the malt base of the original bock is perfect for this, sweet and layered like bread pudding, but also not so thick, and with a little of that european breadiness to it, well rounded, complete, and very dense. the alcohol here is warming but not overly hot, it doesnt slow me down much, but there is a real richness, and adult nature to this, sort of red velvety and regal as well, fashionable and fancy. enormous body, with lots of raisin and brown sugar in here, dried apple, caramel, butterscotch, and coffee crumb cake. the barrels have influenced this a lot in a relatively short ageing period, and this is a huge success in my book. not that normal troegenator need much of a retool or facelift, but this is next level. not for everyone, but as good a strong ale as you will find this time of year if you dont mind a little residual sugar.

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Photo of beagleyx2
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared thanks to Maakun. Clear dark caramel pour with a thin tan head. Heavy bourbon smell, with vanilla, chocolate, caramel following. Sweet, with a lot of bourbon notes, some coconut and vanilla, caramel. Medium body, low carbonation and a sweet and alcoholic finish.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle received in a recent trade.

This one pours a moderately dark brown, with a small white head, and a slight bit of lacing.

Smells like sweet oak, light bourbon, a nice light jammy fruitiness, caramel, and sweet breadiness.

This is nice, because the barrel is present, but doesn't overwhelm the great base beer. It's not super bold, it's quite smooth and very drinkable. The base is obviously nice, there's some slight fruitiness, with good amount of caramel, and some breadiness.

This is medium bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation.

This is really nice. It's not incredibly bold or brash, but trades that in for drinkability.

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Photo of SharkNado
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while ago and finally got around to it tonight. Troegs used to be one of my favorite breweries and it was beers like this that got me into them way back when. This wasn't as good as the Nugget Nectar was in it's prime but there were enough flavors here to go along with the strength of this, as I was quite surprised as to how good this was from start to finish!

The pour to this was almost like that of a Weizenbock - plum, with lots of light seeping in around the edges and a nice, thick tan head on top of it. Lots of oak, vanilla, bourbon, and booze in the nose with all of those present in the taste as well. Thick, woody, and sticky, this was a "light" version of a Scotch Ale in terms of the mouthfeel but the presence of plum, raisin, and dark bread served as reminders that this was indeed a Dopplebock. A nice brown sugary sweetness and clean, woody aftertaste gave this lots of life and color as there was a nice slickness that remained from the aging and fruit flavors present here.

This was strong but amazingly, the alcohol could only be smelled and detected afterwards, as it wasn't noticeable when I was enjoying this. One of my favorite beers to this day is the Victory Moonglow and this reminded me of it in so many ways. It's hard to find a Dopplebock that packs depth without overt strength but this beer pulled that feat off beautifully. Perfect for this time of the year and for rekindling my love of Troegs!

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Photo of smi69
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Neiman
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Subtle vanilla and oak tones, not too overpowering bourbon smokiness. Great fall beer

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