Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged) | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
256 Ratings
Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

Brewed by:
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: 256 |  Reviews: 52
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

Photo of jdhilt
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one finger khaki head that fades slowly to a ring leaving no lace. Clear deep amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light malty bourbon nose and flavor is dark fruit, sweet malt, bourbon and hints of molasses. Higher ABV, 10.8%, is hidden. Pricey at $14.95 for a 375ml caged and corked bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with notes of amber. Nice tan to off white head. Nose is of toffy, raisins, wheat bread and caramel. Taste is similar to that of the nose. Toffy, caramel and a sticky sweetness from the bourbon dominate on the front end. Notes of raisins, dark plums, prunes,dates, oak and toasted wheat bread follow. A nice nuttiness to this as well. All combined it has a bit of bread pudding like notes to it. Medium to light body, lighter than expected. A slight bit of astringent oak flavoring the aftertaste but nothing too damning. Not the biggest Dopplebock fan but I could get used to them in a whiskey/bourbon barrels as the flavors of both play well with each other.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2017 vintage poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a thin foamy off-white head with decent retention

S- smells of dark brown bread, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, bourbon & wet oak

T- brown malts up front followed by dark bread crust, caramel, toffee as well as some earthy and nutty notes. Mid-palate brings out the bourbon and oaky notes, the finish is dry with a bit of spicy yeast

M- medium-light body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- the barrel treatment works well and makes this even better than the base beer

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Photo of jlindros
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

2017 vintage. Been waiting for this one for a while. Good night cap after driving far to bring the kids to inflatable park, now a chilly night.

Pours a mild fizzy bubbly head that retains pretty well, a little lacing, long legs, dark mahogany brown color with touch of light.

Nose brings loads of buttery oak and bourbon barrel juice, sweet candy bourbon, maple creams, butterscotch and tons of caramel, sherry cream, tons of toasted coconut as well somehow, touch of nutty toffee and faint coffee, a bit fruity raisiny fig.

Taste brings some booze warmth out front, a little tingle, quickly into big malts, toasted biscuity brown malts, loads of caramel butterscotch toffee like candy, with a fair sweetness, and touches of dark fruits in the background, as well as some nutty notes. Bourbon is there as well, not as much as the nose, but there, and bourbon barrel juice flashes on the back end. Some buttery toasted oak, and more toasted coconut but again less than the nose, bourbon sherry cream. Finish is sticky a little sweet, it dries to a big flash of burning alcohol that goes away quickly, and more bourbon and sticky candy malts linger.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a but lighter than I thought but not too bad for a doppelbock, if it was a stout then shame, but doppelbock I could see, a little creamy and decent carb, plenty of hot booze though.

Overall nice, great aromas of barrel characters, base malts, a little fruity ester, etc, taste was good but more muted and boozy.

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

Photo of Daniellobo
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy dark brown with amber edges. A big foamy tan head. Medium-good retention, spots of lacing.

S: Bourbon and rich complex malts. Tons of toasted coconut, vanilla, caramel, rye bread, gingerbread, some date, fig, and raisin. Slight warmth of booze.

T: Toasted coconut, vanilla, and toasted coconut upfront. Some mild bourbon taste. Tons of caramel, brown bread, and toffee. Cherry, date, fig, and raisin notes. Finishes lightly sweet, slightly warm, but cleans away quickly from its lager aspects.

F: Surprisingly light-bodied. Medium-ish, but well-carbonation. Extremely and dangerously easy to drink.

O: A really good bourbon-barrel beer. Super tasty, yet crushable.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryMyers
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citizencane
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark rust-brown with minimal head or lacing from bottle to glass. Smells of sweet liquor and malt. Taste is sweet, more like rum than bourbon, with malt, hops, abundant vanilla, and some faint raisin, plum or grape at the end. Quite good. Not sure I'd buy it again, but good for a one time $17 a bottle limited edition. Feels a touch boozy but soft and finish doesn't linger and isn't resiny or thick at all.

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Photo of thebeers
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The cork came off with a mighty pop, bouncing hard off the ceiling. It poured a red-hued brown with a very large, but airy and soda-like, light tan head that was quick to dissipate and left modest lacing.

Bourbon is up front in the aroma, with a faint vanilla note. That's coupled with some "red" malt character -- caramel, sweet bread -- and some light earthy hops.

The taste is a little abrasive and rough around the edges -- but not necessarily in a bad way. Harsh bourbon alcohol; deep malt character mainly of the caramel variety; maybe a hint of red wine; a hint of wood; and again some earthy hops. A mix of vanilla, caramel and hop bitterness compete with one another in the aftertaste.

The feel comes across a little thin for such a big beer, but it is at least medium bodied, a touch creamy, with strong, scraping carbonation.

This is indeed an improvement on regular Troegenator. A great sipper that will put hair on your chest. 2017 bottling.

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Photo of khargro2
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gobuccos
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a very bubbly off-white, slightly brown head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a very dark brown that actually looks black upon first look. It looks like a darker version of the Troegenator but with a texture that looks a bit more oily and not as thick (It still retain a bit of that heft though.

The smell and taste are great! The malty, caramel, and light toffee notes from the original are still there but are subdued while mixing well with the moderate bourbon note. The coconut is definitely noticeable while the vanilla seems to come off as more of an undertone along with a dark fruit and raisin note in the taste. The oak is also there but a bit more subtle and tends to hide and mix with the other notes.

The feel is pretty good. It's a heavy bodied beer and fairly silky with some tickling carbonation. It has a slight burn in the finish though.

Overall, this was a fantastic beer and seems it would be good both fresh and having had a chance to age a bit. It still retains a familiar doppelbock note but with something extra that made it worth getting.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Tröegs Brewing Company
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