Imperial Stout Trooper - New England Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Drink this beer with honor, I will.
May, the fourth be with you day. Cheers!
Most recent release at time of review. Poured into oversized Mikasa tulip glass.
A- Pours a heavy velvet very dark caramel brown hue. A decent rich dense mocha head forms that leaves get filmy lacing. Beer sits a very dark brown in glass. Head resides to leave a gentle foam film.
S- Wow, lots of chocolate and mocha. A slight twinge of bittersweet cocoa nibs. Similar to chocolate frosting that has slightly hardened. Medium strength. really nice.
T- Very similar to aroma. Lots of cocoa, mocha and roasty dark malt. Some coffee and resin pine bitterness are there but take a back set at first. Alc is very well covered. Hops start to intensify as warms. Really good.
M- Big body but not too heavy. Really covers whole palate. bitterness on front of tongue and cocoa & mocha everywhere else. Lingers very well. A slight bite of acidity on palate which ads to feel and complexity. Slowly dries, making you want another sip.
O- A RIS worthy enough for Darth Vader himself, not Yoda status though. A bit steep at $20 a bottle, but a good purchase. Worth a try and would possibly buy again. A very solid RIS, but there are similar for less.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 01:53:02 | More by busterthecat
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