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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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
Ratings:
247
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
66
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 48
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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Photo of BigMike
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 Vintage. Poured from 12.7 oz. cork and cage bottle into pilsener glass. It pours a hazy bronze color with cola hues when held to the sunlight and one finger of bubbly, beige head and light lacing. The nose consists primarily of sweet malt, raisin, vanilla, and oak with a mild whiff of bourbon. However, the bourbon is noticeable in the first sip along with a strong presence of oak and vanilla. There are also notes of caramel and raisin. As the glass warms the bourbon blends very nicely with the other tastes and it's quite tangy. It's medium in body and is lively carbonated. The bottle says the ABV is 10.8% but after the first sip it doesn't seem overtly boozy. It's a hot early summer day and this is drinking surprisingly light. I'm impressed. The base Troegenator is a fine Doppelbock and the barrel-aging hasn't overwhelmed it. Rather, it's complex but nicely satisfying.

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Photo of B302
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tedho21
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ocelot2500
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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