Troegenator - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,297
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
279
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
75
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 279 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of dafla67
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz corked and caged bottle into a goblet. freshest by 9/16/17, so 7 months past that date.

very dark wine colored body with minute dark particulates. small cream colored head which dissipates to a thick ring ad faint covering. little in the way of lacing.

sweet candy and bourbon aroma.

initially, there is a pleasant smooth creamy candy flavor with a wash of bourbon. definitely a sipper at 10.8abv, but feels like less. however, as the drink goes on, it does get a bit cloying. glad it's not a 22oz bottle.

close to full on the mouth, faintly bourbon on the finish.

overall, a pleasant enough sweet sipper on a cool spring night. guessing the bourbon faded a bit, giving rise to a sweeter drink than it would have been six months ago.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Raisin brown in color with orangish hues and a hazy murky appearance. Poured with a short, fizzy, off-white foam with low retention. Mellow bourbon and vanilla aromas with notes of brown bread, and dark malt. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy smooth feel up front followed by boozy warmth that turns prickly near the finish. Bourbon and vanilla flavors followed by toasted malt and dark bread flavors. Medium light spicy hop bitterness through the middle. Dark grainy malt and bready malt followed by light bourbon and vanilla from the middle to the finish. Boozy warmth from the beginning to nearly the finish where it quickly fades. Finished with vanilla and sweet bourbon aftertaste. The bourbon presence is unmistakable, but mellow, and allows other malt characters to show their presence. The balance was very good. Smooth, tasty and dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of Tcsox
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Devonking
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuentinDishaw
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017 bottling

The reddish mahogany colored beer pours out into a snifter glass with a 1/4" light tan head that quickly recedes to a thin ring around the glass with an irregular island of foam in the middle. Sipping creates some speckles and legs of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas include a nice blend of bourbon, some caramel or toffee along with a touch of wood and vanilla from the oak.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with some caramel sweetness, the bourbon, the oak and the vanilla. There's also some earthy bitterness way in the background.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied and fairly smooth with only some very light, prickly carbonation. The finish is medium length and begins as the caramel sweetness, bourbon and oak fade to leave some lightly spicy, earthy dryness to end the show.

Overall I've enjoyed this beer and am pleased I had a chance to try it and wouldn't pass up a chance to have it again. The barrel aging definitely transforms this beer into something different from the base beer but without either increasing or decreasing it’s quality. That said I'll probably not be buying more because on the whole I’m perfectly happy with the regular Troegnator without the bourbon barrel aromas/flavors, (Plus I may even like it just a bit better.)

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Photo of Duncian
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BubbleChamber
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruit, bourbon, some vanilla. Interesting slightly salty, vinegary start, resolving into semisweet malt, bourbon, dark sugar, vanilla, and oak. Not very boozy in taste. Very nice. —Reviewed 2017/06/24

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Arrow Wine for $14.99/12.7 oz. Corked and caged. Poured into a small stemmed tulip.

Surprising light based on the look and aroma. Very drinkable. Barrel-aging not overdone. Better than the regular Troegenator. Have something sweet to eat with this beer. 4.25

A – Pours a brilliant clear amber but opaque brown in the glass with a 2-finger head that dissipates quickly to a thin light brown layer. Good carbonation. 4.25

S – Brown sugar, vanilla, brown bread, slight hint of orange. 4.25

T – Malty white brad, an unsweet bourbon bread pudding. 4.25

MF – Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Carbonation reflected in a slight sharpness. 4.0

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour from a 12.7 oz corked bottle. 10.8% printed and bronze color also printed on label. Heavy scent of caramel malt with dark fruits and sweet bourbon. To me this is a murky brown color with a quickly receeding tan head. This is a very sweet brew with a strong caramel element and a sweet bourbon finish. Not much heat for an 11%er. Decently carbonated and thinner in feel than anticipated. Glad to have tried this courtesy of my bro-in-law Todd.

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

Photo of tdm168
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a cork'n'cage 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark cloudy mahogany pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head leave a nice rim of lacing.

S: Bourbon and booze... dark fruits... darker sugars... vanilla.

T/F: Rich and malty up front... caramel and toffee. Toasted sugars and grains give way to plum and fig. Strong bourbon character... oak and vanilla. Boozy and hot... more carbonation than expected. Medium bodied. Finish is dark sugars and bourbon.

O: An interesting style to Bourbon age, and this one worked out pretty well. Almost takes on the character of a barrel-aged Belgian strong. Good flavor... a little 1 dimensional (sweets and booze), but all around solid. gets better as it warms up.

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Photo of MrRB
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting beer. Definite synergy between the doppelbock and the bourbon barrel – the strong malty character of the bock goes very nicely with the oak and bourbon notes, which are quite pronounced. Dark brown with basically no retention. The alcohol (about 11%) shows, especially on the finish. Flavorful but not particularly deep. [on tap]

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a speiglau BA Glass.

Look is dark with Coca Cola colored highlights and little to no head.

Lots of vanilla on the aroma with a slight boozy malt at the end.

Taste is a wonderful balanced malty vanilla bourbon.

Excellent.

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Photo of Tony210
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a beautiful dark copper with minimal heat that dissipates quickly.

Smell: lots going on here - boozy, molasses, bourbon, Camilla, some coconut; aroma lingers for a while.

Taste: a little lighter that I had expected but still a big beer. Lots of caramel and malts up front, touch of molasses and vanilla, hint of coconut, boozy but restrained, sweet, has an interesting, tangy finish.

Feel: full bodied and creamy.

Overall: very nice job with the barrel aging, added a nice bit of flavor to an already great beer. A bit on the expensive side but worth a try.

10/17/17
500ml bottle
4.5 rating
2017 bottle

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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cvandette
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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