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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1938) - - 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 (2498) - Rock Ridge, 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 (12694) - 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 (37673) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (672) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
From tap. Rich red in glass. Nose is banana, corn flakes, sweet muffins. Taste is sweet throughout. Plums. Italian desserts. A little nuttiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfroms (453) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pint can shared by Nicola. Pours a beautiful garnet/tawny color, almost no head. Aroma is grain, banana, clove, sour cherry, plums. Taste is sweet caramel, rye bread, prunes, cinnamon, alcohol heat. Solid but not outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownie91 (9) - Putnam valley, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
Dark copper in color. Rich malt flavor that sticks to the palate. Little aroma from malts but its a sweet smell

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (761) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2014
Tap, dark copper color with a tan head. Can definitely small the malt and has a sweet, malty toffee taste. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Draft. Dark amber color with a weak tan head. Big malt aromas. Sweet, sticky mouth feel and flavor. Loads of malt, burnt sugar and grain.

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