Imperial Stout Trooper - New England Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,087
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 946
Gots: 388 | FT: 29
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Photo of sentomaster
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- thick black oil coming out of the bottle. Looks like there's no way it can produce foam, but after the pour gets going a beautiful, thick head of light brown foam builds. It recedes and leaves fantastic sticky lacing all over the glass

S- Copious dark fruit and roasty aromas. Plums, raisins, licorice, anise, burnt toast, a touch of smoke. Really dark and foreboding.

T/M- starts with waves of dark fruit, licorice and anise- followed mid palate by huge roasty and toasted malt flavors. Bitter coffee and bitter sweet chocolate mingle with tart cherry and anise. everything comes through in a flurry on the finish with a smattering of citrus hops to dry it all out

O- In the mold of a true RIS with the influences of american double stout, a fantastic must try.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.51/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure where I first had this (I rated it 1/13, but I don't remember the occasion), but I do know someone shared a bottle at Voodoo's first Barrel Room release in March 2013, and that's what I have notes for. Not sure what vintage it was, but it was a 750ml bottle. If I had to guess I'd say 2011.

Straight-up black pour, with a small bubbly head that receded to a thin, wispy layer, leaving a few dots of lace on the glass. Lots of roast in the aroma, dark malts and cocoa, herbal, and surprisingly some piney hops notes. More of the same in the taste, roasty dark malts and unsweetened cocoa, anise, a somewhat awkward pine hop presence, solventy grain alcohol. Fairly strong bitterness overall. Hmm. Body was medium and somewhat thinned out. This beer didn't really do much for me. It was pretty basic and uninteresting, like an average homebrew. Not bad, but not great.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice large four-finger espresso colored head. Brew is black as night and roasty black. No lacing.

Roasty, smoky, nothing overwhelming... nutty, dry, chocolate, slightly musty...

Thin, watery, solid, well blended, roasty, super dark chocolaty, sweetness is precise and direct. Overly high carbonation is high, heat is well hidden and bitterness is great, light. Roasty is full and nutty.

A very solid brew, but IST is another example of a brew not worth all the hype it receives, especially at ^$20/bottle. Recommended, but don't buy into the hype..

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Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,087 ratings.