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Imperial Stout Trooper - New England Brewing Co.

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1,024 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,024
Reviews: 469
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 924
Gots: 386 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2006 - 12oz bottle
2007 - not released
2008 - 12oz bottle
2009 - 750ml bottle
2010 - 750ml bottle and Groucho glasses label change
2011 - bottle date added to label
2012 - 500ml bottles
2013 - 500mL bottle labeled 12/2013

(Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 12-29-2006)
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-14-2011 14:42:25 | More by alamode
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George1799

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

05-01-2013 02:04:30 | More by George1799
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.8%

01-30-2012 02:39:10 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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rudy611

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-28-2011 02:30:14 | More by rudy611
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beernut

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-20-2013 12:52:05 | More by beernut
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Tomdee74

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

Okay being born in New Haven and an area resident I couldn't wait to try this when it came out. I immediately dismissed anything coming from this brewery as CT is not known as a state that produces great beer. I couldn't help but notice all the hype surrounding this beer and very grateful to have this gem in my backyard. I will make a long story short.... Did it live up to the hype??? Was it really as good as everyone said it would be??? The answer is a resounding "YES!!"... I think it is absolutely fantastic!

Appearance - Poured into a tulip glass and got to see the color is jet black... almost purple..

Smell - Wow the smell is great. Not an overwhelming alcohol smell at all. Very nice!

Taste - Okay this is one of the greatest stouts I've had. Cannot believe this year it is 9.3% abv because the alcohol is very well hidden! can't taste it at all. Great
Taste!

Mouthfeel - I can only reiterate how great this tasted. Not overwhelming. I love founders breakfast stout and I was amazed that I think this beats it. It is not a problem to swish this around in your mouth it is delicious.

Drinkability - This stuff is dangerous. I could drink this on a hot summer day and the high abv make it something you don't want to drink too much of.

Very well done New England! I can't believe a beer this good is brewed so close to me! You deserve serious kudos for creating this fabulous stout!

12-24-2009 18:34:50 | More by Tomdee74
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kirbsicles

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-14-2011 14:57:11 | More by kirbsicles
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phorestfreak

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-15-2011 22:38:43 | More by phorestfreak
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-24-2013 22:28:46 | More by Stum-pub
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-15-2013 18:07:19 | More by csustar001
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sachie23

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-26-2013 17:32:08 | More by sachie23
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-14-2011 17:01:32 | More by JMRSN
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drewone

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-07-2011 08:27:18 | More by drewone
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-21-2011 04:33:46 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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doof116

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-23-2011 19:29:28 | More by doof116
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brewzip

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

03-14-2012 01:53:20 | More by brewzip
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slconnol

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-24-2011 03:11:34 | More by slconnol
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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-16-2011 01:51:51 | More by stevefinny
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burymeinhops

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

10-11-2013 22:24:11 | More by burymeinhops
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-15-2011 04:05:40 | More by HopStoopid120
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

Beer is subjective and I don't boast that I know more than anyone else, but for my opinion, this is the best beer I've ever had. It's black as ink with a coffee head that will last long after the sun burns out. The smell is laced with coffee and dark chocolate notes. The taste is amazing with coffee and sweetness from the malt coming in at different times during the taste. It's complex, yet without being overbearing. The mouthfeel is pure velvet and coats your throat down to your stomach. This is the beer that I compare all other stouts to.

03-05-2014 17:35:49 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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fubofnic

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

02-04-2012 22:15:25 | More by fubofnic
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masterhomebrewer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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!

01-31-2010 21:08:19 | More by masterhomebrewer
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audioserf

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

07-25-2014 15:18:50 | More by audioserf
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BostonBrewins

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

02-27-2012 03:34:38 | More by BostonBrewins
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Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,024 ratings.