Imperial Stout Trooper - New England Brewing Co.
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4.65/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a foil-capped 12-ounce bottle dated 2008 into an imperial pint glass. Many thanks to Don for this one.
A: Poured a very dark brown, nearly opaque black, color with a very thin veil of coffee colored carbonation which left slight residual lacing and a thin, syrupy coating on the glass.
S: Smells of deep roasted malts, coffee, caramel, cocoa powder, charcoal, molasses and earthy, herbal aromas.
T: Taste is a big bouquet of roasted malt flavors ranging from semisweet chocolate, bitter, weakly brewed coffee with a bit of milk, earthy soil and coal flavors, with a resinous herbal oil hop undertone. Finish is deep roasted and deliciously bitter.
M: Mouthfeel is full bodied and fairly syrupy. Not tough to drink, but one you'll want to take your time with.
D: Fantastic, full bodied malt flavors make this a really enjoyable Russian Imperial Stout. The mystery ABV is felt, but is well masked among the eight different malts used, and therefore it makes for a great winter sipping stout.
At nearly $9 per bottle, Imperial Stout Trooper is well worth the investment, given its relative rareness and masterful local brewing. Gives Old Rasputin a good run for its money, though it's not as good a value. Still, I keep loving what these local homebrew heroes keep coming out with.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2009 21:34:06 | More by Gambrinus1184
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