Troegenator - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German 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:
#3,356
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
286
pDev:
9.42%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
76
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 286 |  Reviews: 65
Reviews by inlimbo77:
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3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml, Dec 2013
Un marked Tulip

A: Deep orange amber color. Fairly still. Slight head on it. Alcohol feet on the glass.

S: Honestly, don't remember much here but know that I wasn't blown away by the nose. Got some bourbon booze heat. Some vanilla notes as well. Wasn't as malty as I was expecting. Been a while since Troeganator.

T: Much like nose...

M: Big medium.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TimoP
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
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 MicroBeerMan1980
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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 boogerisu
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdm1313
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of brother_rebus
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very happily pounced upon this beer at the brewery as we were headed north and I had looked forward to visiting this brewery. I like the regular Troeg and this stuff is appreciably better and that is saying a lot. I wound up buying more to take to Maine to share with friends. Good stuff.

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Photo of Griffith
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of whatname
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of blabaer
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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 grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kegatron
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of larryarms847
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml acquired in a trade, bottled in Jan 2014, just under two years old.

Pours a ruby red brown with very little carbonation and little haze. Some floaties and slightly thin, probably from age.

Huge nutty aroma up front. Hazelnut, toasted malt, fig/prune/cherry dark fruit notes, vanilla, caramel, and some boozy bourbon undertones.

Less nutty character in flavor. The dark fruit notes that were subtle in aroma take front stage in flavor, followed by sweet vanilla, molasses, subtle oak woodiness, toffee, and some bourbon heat.

Medium-heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet, fruity, a little too thin.

Overall, this beer has a wonderful aroma and very layered and complex flavor, but I think two years is a bit too long for this one to sit. The body and mouthfeel of this beer drastically changes over time and while the aroma and flavor are still there, this becomes thin and boozy.

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Troegenator - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 286 ratings