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)
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
Ratings:
224
Reviews:
42
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
63
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 224 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by philbe311:
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Just shy of two finger's worth of crisp audibly fizzy medium khaki colored froth that quickly away... There is also no lacing left, just a small splotch in the center of the glass and an uber thin collar... The beer is largely still with a few stray carbonation bubbles and small streaks here and there... The color is a warm medium brown with a faint ruby hue...

S - The bourbon barrel aging notes are at the forefront... Vanilla... Some light caramel notes... Some faint banana notes mixed in as well... The original troeganator goodness is a bit obscured, but it lingers beneath the surface... Quite intoxicating...

T - A slight booze presence to start... Next up is a subtle mix of caramel and vanilla... The lite banana notes detected on the nose are also present on the palate... There is also a strong malt base that lies beneath it all... A slight warmth / burn of the bourbon barrel aging lingers in the back of the throat for a bit...

M - On the lighter side of full bodied... Loaded with prickly carbonation... A bit chewy, a bit syrupy and a bit sticky... Fills the mouth completely...

D - I've got mixed feelings on this creation... On one hand it's a rock solid highly enjoyable bourbon barrel aged beer... On the other hand the greatness that is the tried and true troeganator is a bit missing in action... Perhaps some more time in the cellar will see this one develop a bit more... Still highly enjoyable and recommended...

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TimoP
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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 MicroBeerMan1980
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of boogerisu
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdm1313
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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 Newbeergeek1
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
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 +9%

Photo of whatname
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blabaer
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kegatron
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robgage
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of larryarms847
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
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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Photo of Mongrel
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife says this one smells like a fig newton and I don't disagree. Lots of sweet, dark fruit both on the nose and palate. Also some brighter apple and pomegranate up front and brown sugar and vanilla on the finish. Really well-integrated bourbon flavors, but ultimately a little sweet for my taste (much like the base beer). Still an expert use of the barrel and an interesting improvement on the base beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of kbuzz
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle from the most recent release into a snifter.

A: A super dark translucent amber. Bubbly, but no head at all. Slightly odd.
S: Vanilla and molasses on the nose. Smells great.
T: Some oakiness. Not as sweet as the nose.
F: Slightly bubbly, but drinkable. Chewy.
O: This is pretty nice, but not super flavorful. No hints of booziness though.

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Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 224 ratings.
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