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For periods of fasting without solid foods, Monastic brewers relied on the double bock; a stronger, richer beer to fulfill their basic nutritional needs. Known to them as "liquid bread", a double bock has a strong malt aroma and chewy rich body. In the spirited tradition of naming a double bock in the suffix "ator," we give you Troegenator to provide warmth and richness through the early spring months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Clear dark mahogany pour with lots of tan head that really sticks to the sides of the glass. Lots of molasses, brown sugar and dark fruit on the nose with hints of gingerbread and spice. The fruit comes out a lot more on the palate and there’s a certain refreshing jolt in there before the weight and sweetness take over. Finishes with some bitterness that doesn’t bog the palate down. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (744) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2014
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 11/05/2013. Pours a dark red amber with some thin khaki edging with nice lacing. Nose is toffee caramel malt, cherries and rasins, and wet lager. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, lager yeast, cereal grains, and candi sugar. Pretty tasty but not quite up to snuff on the German stuff or my favorite american d-bock Hooker’s Liberator. Still a very solid beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Can from Sean - thanks! From the can. Heavy, dark sweet malt in the aroma with raisin, molasses, and doughy raisin bread. Taste is sweet, doughy malt with raisin, plum, and spices toward the finish. Chewy, lightly coating mouth feel. This is really good; bonus points for the 16 ounce can presentation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (636) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Had from can camping so no idea of appearance other than it is a orange/gold color. Aroma is very typical double bock - nice malt and caramel notes. Taste follows the aroma, nice malty, caramel notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iansr (4) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
A darker more substantial beer. This could definitely be drunk as a food replacement but it's not so heavy that it's not enjoyable. It actually goes down smoother then you would expect for a darker beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - MAY 19, 2014
Transfer from BA reviewed on 2-10-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep mahogany color with an off color white head that fades rather quickly. A bit of lacing is present, but not all that much. Aroma – Sweet caramel aroma is big and bold. There is some roasted barley and some breadiness which come in more heavily toward the middle and end of the aroma and is mixed with a bit of dried fruit; mostly cherry but a bit of prune as well. Taste – A thick malt flavor of bread and roasted barley initially start the taste. A sweeter caramel and brown sugar come into the picture and sweeten the taste significantly. The sweetness is then enhanced even further with dark fruit flavors with the slightest bit of alcohol working its way in, creating a nice finish to the taste. Mouthfeel – Following the taste, the mouthfeel is thick from the malt. It has a body that coats the tongue with creaminess. The carbonation is perfect for its strength and body, enough to tingle the taste buds, but low enough to enhance the bodies smoothness on the tongue. Very nice. Overall – Big malt and sugary sweet smoothness – the best way to describe this brew. It’s easy to drink even with its potent strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2617) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from who knows where. Poured into a snifter. Medium off white to brown head. Dark red in color. Nose is a lot of toffee with some melanoidin, maillard, burnt sugar aromas going on. Taste is a complex brown sugar, white sugar, malty, toffee, bready, crusty explosion. The malt kind of falls flat mid palate and finished very clean. Normally I would think this is great, but I feel like I am only getting half a sips-worth. Some cherry and fruity esters from malt or yeast come through as it warms. Not much alcohol warming, but definitely there. Not hot, not cloying. Very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13548) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh. Clear dark brown witha beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 190414

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Appearance: A pretty clearly, a bit dark amber color. Nice head that goes away pretty fast and leaves no lacing behind. Smell: Sweet. Reddy. Malty. Nothing unexpected. There’s also maybe a slight spicy hop character to it, but it’s certainly a malty, sweet beer just from the aroma alone. Taste/feel: Tasting a lot like the smell. Solid, but not with a lot of depth, or blowing me away. 8%? Who would ever guess that? There’s no booze in the taste, and there’s no warmth at all. The feel is very nice on this -- a great nearly full-bodied mouthfeel and medium-ish carbonation. Again, just a lot of sweet malty "red" flavors in this beer. This is an ignorant-as-all-hell review because I’m not sure I’ve had a Doppelbock before. From what I know about them, this is what I’d expected. I didn’t think I’d love them, and I don’t love this beer. However, the feel on this beer is great, and it’s very drinkable at 8%. I’m just not high on the style, simply because I find it -- or at least this beer -- relatively interesting. I reiterate AGAIN, it’s still enjoyable, and very well crafted, without a doubt. A great choice for people who love sweet, malty brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, malt, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, bread, sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131230]

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