Imperial Stout Trooper - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by masterhomebrewer:
5/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2009-10 bottle into a tulip glass.
A = Thick, black and opaque. Thick, half-inch beige head forms a few seconds after pour and remains.
S = Chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, roast, caramel -- just exceptional.
T = Similar to smell -- chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, roast, caramel, vanilla. Very, very well-balanced as nothing stands out.
M = Thick and viscous. Exactly how I like my Stouts to feel -- heavy and chewy.
D = Very, very easy to drink and down-right dangerous. This is my favorite stout hands down. Glad to have a few bottles. The Trooper is dead. Long live the Trooper!
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2010 21:08:19 | More by masterhomebrewer
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3.88/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Inky black (SRM 40+) in a Dogfish Head snifter. A thin, dark chestnut, creamy head quickly becomes nothing more than a ring above a thick, viscous film. Tiny carbonation lazily develops from within.
The aroma is that of rich, luscious chocolate syrup, followed by heavily roasted, almost burnt malt. Ground coffee makes way for a lactose aroma. Warmth brings out some vanilla.
Roasted bitterness amplifies a chocolate/coffee balance as anticipated from the nose. Sweetness comes out in the middle, giving way to a milk stout finish. Warmth develops the coffee flavors and, very late, brings out a hint of brandy.
This one has a full body and syrupy smooth texture. It is almost flat, with fine carbonation. Well controlled alcohol ultimately dries out the beer.
This is a fine Stout to enjoy while reading on a wet autumn day. While it lacks the intensity I seek from this style, I imagine it would be enhanced by chocolate-covered coffee beans.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 22:39:18 | More by SLeffler27
Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.