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Imperial Stout Trooper - New England Brewing Co.

Imperial Stout TrooperImperial Stout Trooper

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BA SCORE
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945 Ratings
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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%


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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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage. Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is jet black with a low profile, dense, creamy chocolate milk colored head. Aromas are creamy, with a mocha blending leaning slightly on the bitter side. Flavors are supersmooth, with a healthy underlying kick from the ABV. Bitter and dark roasted coffee throughout, with some dark, bittersweet chocolate overtones and earthy, roasted highlights. There is a subtle sweetness that jumps in at the end of the palate...seems like a tangy caramel. The body remains smooth throughout, but is light enough to be drinkable. Another solid boozey bite in the aftertaste, as well as a roasty and bitter blend. The finish is smooth and bitter at the same time; creamy, yet sharp. Very dynamic, solidly brewed RIS. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 02:13:19 | More by GarthDanielson
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a fairly thick, solid black. A huge, deep brown head rises, to the point where I have to stop pouring the beer, but falls rather quickly. Once settled it ends up as a half finger of tannish colored foam. Nice lacing is left on the glass, especially for a stout. As beer warms the foam seems to cling to the glass a bit more, though the beer wasn't particularly cold to begin with.

The nose is full of roasty and chocolate aromas. The chocolate definitely shines through more. Dark chocolate leads the way and it's paired with a slightly sweet note, almost like some sweet milk chocolate. The roastiness balances out the nose nicely and provides a nice contrast to the chocolate notes.

The taste is head and shoulders above the nose. Huge chocolate notes, dark and milk chocolate, plus some bitter baker's chocolate are the dominant flavors. The sweetness takes a backseat here as the roasted characteristics give the chocolate notes a run for their money. The taste isn't actually all that complex. It's got chocolate and some roastiness, but it has exceptional chocolate and roasted notes.

Definitely a big beer. Fairly thick body with low carbonation. Each sip seems to coat everything from the mouth down the throat and into the stomach. The alcohol is very well hidden.

This is an excellent beer. For a beer this big that has so much flavor it's very straightforward. The chocolate and roasted notes are extremely well balanced. Just a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 02:50:38 | More by ms11781
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lnashsig

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Many thanks to Beenitty (Brandon) and JMFoster (James) for the chance to taste this one! Both stand up BA's and friends that hooked me up with a couple bottles of this. I shall drink now, and then age for some time and see what comes of it.

This is #BOTG 39! The challenge continues!

Poured from bottle into CBS Snifter. Pours a vicious pitch black color. Comes out of the bottle with the thickness of motor oil. As it falls into the glass, a dark tan head bubbles up like bubbles from a tar pit. Just thick looking. Some head retains, not much though. Absolutely no light gets through the glass. One of the thicker Imp stouts I've ever seen, kind of reminds me of the pour I got out of CCB Zhukov. Smell- Dark chocolate, some graininess, ovaltine, mocha coffee. Smells great. Taste- WHOA. Dark fruits, Aggressive bitterness, the thickness of this coats my mouth with a super rich thick bitter dark chocolate. This is delicious, super complex, well made RIS. So flavorful, so thick, just perfect. This beer is a home run. I'm just hoping my Astros give those pansies from Dallas a tough game tonight (not looking good at the moment) to match the greatness of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 01:04:31 | More by lnashsig
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TK5150

Maine

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011.

A- Pours blackish with a nice 1 and a half finger light brown/brown head into my snifter. Leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S- This beer has a very heavy raspberry/cassis/cherry component mixed with roasted coffee. It smells a bit tart due to the fruity/berry like notes. Just a touch of dark chocolate and astringency in the nose as well.

T- The raspberry/cassis/cherry from the nose translates into the taste as well. A bit tart. Loads of burnt coffee and a little dark chocolate. The chocolate and roasted character comes out a bit more as it warms, but the big players here are the fruits and coffee. A bit astringent and maybe a little disjointed, but there are some nice flavors here.

M- Full bodied beer, not the smoothest beer out there though.

O- I was happy when my buddy brought this up to me for my birthday last night. It was nice to check this one off the list. A nice stout. I would not buy this, but if someone offered me some I would certainly drink it again. There are better stouts out there, especially with the price/availability factored in.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 20:39:26 | More by TK5150
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KevSal

California

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to pahn for this gem, appreciate it evan! i was holden out this guy to drink with a buddy whos a star wars fanatic. cannot hold out any longer, want to have this one as fresh as possible.

750ml into 2 snifters

a- pours a deep dark brown, nearly black with almost no head. can see the carbonation. already very excited.

s- smells delicious, lots of chocolate upfront, followed by roastiness and sweet malts. theres a hint of fruit sweetness in there as well, possible from the seven different malts that went ino this guy.

t- roastiness right upfront but not over done, followe by some botter chocolate and slight sweetness and a touch of cherry. hops make a presence and ad a bit astringency to the finish. takes a different route than the nose, and still no alch whatsoever, impressive. chocolate comes through much more as it warms.

m- lots if carbonation on this guy with a medium to thick body for the style. maybe a touch too much carbonation but better more than less.

o- very tasty! i see why this guys gain so much popularity, its a up there with good ris. the 750 disappeared a lot easier than i thought it would. almost as good as founders ris. huge thanks to evan for the chance!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 05:11:15 | More by KevSal
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/29/12

Note: 2012 bottle

Appearance: Black at its core, with some brown around the edges - moderately sized tan head to start, fades, leaves a ring and some fizzy lacing

Smell: Burnt and roasted malts, but not particularly strong of an aroma - slightly acidic, perhaps a little oxidized - roasty, dark chocolate, some sweetness, dry black licorice

Taste: Dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, chocolate bitterness - burnt malts, roasted malts - very dry, minimal sweetness - coffee, char, black licorice, some booze - better than the aroma, but lacks depth

Mouthfeel: Medium body, a little thin, very dry, nicely carbonated

Overall: Good, not exceptional

This is certainly better than some Russian Imperials of the style, but the most memorable thing about this beer is it's name (aka Stout Pooper). It's better than I remember from drinking this in the past, but it's not epic.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 19:25:10 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for splitting the bottle.

Appearance: Pours a heavier dark deep brown with a creamy, loose dark tan head. Drops to a spotty cap in short order. No lacing and minimal carbonation.

Smell: seriously roasted. Slightly burnt. Some sweeter malt notes as well. Nice infusion of cocoa powder and over sweetened coffee. Chewy burnt malts. Espresso beans and a touch of leather. All the aromas are there but it's relatively mellow. Some alcohol on the front of the nose. Sweet with a touch of cough syrup. dark fruits are buried. Heavy on raisin and cherry.

Taste: Deeply roasted malts. Burnt edges with a smoky char. Some dark fruits pull through. Overripe bing cherry. No hops to speak of. Some caramel sweetness as in candy. Bread crust and burnt toast. Same dynamic as the nose. All the right flavors are in place but it'a all on mute. Lingering charred sweetness. Old worn leather and some fresh pipe tobacco.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Bubbly and light for the style. Lingering dry smokiness.

Overall: I tried this in a massive stout rating and it was incredibly underwhelming. Now that I've tried it in isolation, I know that's the case. Everything that should be in this beer is, but it's been dialed down. Makes for an incredibly easy drinking take on the style, but ultimately falls short.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 19:16:52 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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jordanblaskey

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a tasting snifter. Reviewed from notes.

A:
Pours a near black with a small mocha ring of a head.

S:
Sweet roast, coffee, espresso and alcohol heat.

T:
Faint hops at the forefront lead way to smoke, coffee, sweet malts and finishes with a nice black cherry note.

M:
Light-medium for a stout. Too carbonated for me.

O:
An interesting take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 15:33:53 | More by jordanblaskey
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harrymel

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2009
Pours a beautiful silky black with a soft light mocha foam. I'm not usually impressed by a stout's look, but this one is pretty to me. Cocoa, leather, alcohol, licorice and hints of graham. Flavor is bready with a rye tone and some more graham and dark, dark chocolate. A bit of oxidation is evident, but not to the demise, rather a slight compliment to the beer. Body is very thin for the style, almost empty with a subdued (due decorum) carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer, but not worth seeking out again for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 15:15:24 | More by harrymel
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at Julio's last month, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark oily black with a one finger deep mocha head that fades to leave a nice creamy blanket atop the pour.

S - Dark roasty toasty malts and dense chocolate. Could use a bit more oomph as it is semi standard/one noted.

T - Taste though, mmm mmm good. Very nice roasted chocolatey malts. So much deep dark chocolate on this one. Very, very nice its like drinking liquid dark bittersweet chocolate.

M - Yeah, this is crazy good. Nice and velvety and the ABV is nearly completely hidden. I wish I could give this a 4.75. A bit too bitter on the finish and with a hint too much carbonation.

O - Overall this is a splendid RIS. Very chocolatey. Dark 85% cocoa type chocolate. Not too much else though, just lots of chocolate. This is a very, very hyped up beer and for me a bit too overhyped. Still though, I've got a few bottles of this stuff for a reason.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 19:49:33 | More by rudzud
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Florida9

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark, dark black, but there is just a little light coming from around the edges. Forms a foamy tan colored head. Leaves some light lacing.

S: Lots of coffee and dark roasted malts. A little char on the finish.

T: Char and lots of roasted malts. Then a mild sour creaminess that is reminiscent of cheap acidic coffee. A bit of dark chocolate and some more roasted malts on the finish.

M: A little thin for the style - maybe a heavy medium. Lower carbonation and a mild bitterness.

O: Certainly wasn't what I was expecting from this beer. Rather one dimensional and just not that impressive.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 01:44:11 | More by Florida9
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scoand

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Well carbonated, one finger of head, pitch black body, sludge.
Smell: Super mild and reserved smell, dark fruit, coffee but mild.
Taste: bitter coffee, not super syrupy, hoppy bitterness, not sweet at all, light mocha/chocolate.
Mouthfeel: crisper, medium mouthfeel, bitter after taste from the hops.
Overall: I actually really enjoyed this. The only place where I was dissapointed was in the smell.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 03:45:52 | More by scoand
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2010 bottle.

Appearance - It's dark, but not inky. Almost a dark brown more than black. Nice mocha head that dissipates to very little lacing. Chunky sediment that floats on the surface. Gross.

Smell - Sweet at first, but immediately roasty. Dark coffee, roasty. One note smell, but not bad. Hop aroma as well.

Taste - Roasty, hoppy, again it's one note. A hint of sweetness, but it's all coffee. Bitter finish that isn't well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Thin bodied and and extremely dry. Not a good mouthfeel.

Overall - I find it hard to find redeeming qualities to this one. There's nothing offensive about it, but it's painfully average. Why do people like this so much?

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 01:26:33 | More by Alieniloquium
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip. Pours a slick black, with a three inch dark tan head, that leaves rings of lace. Smell is roasted coffee, smoke, leather, and tobacco. Taste is all of that with lots of smoke, leather, and licorice that lingers awhile. Not my favorite flavors from a Imperial stout. Body is medium, enough carbonation, a little dry, and drinkable enough. This a good stout, but not my favorite flavors. Wish it was chewier also.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:49:58 | More by SawDog505
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BrewsoBrewco

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a belgium tulip.

A-Super black. Very opaque. Poors with a think mahogany head that hold great. Everything to look for in a RIS.

S-Roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, vanilla. A really great melange of smell. So much off the nose, but not to over-powering. It really all blends together quite well.

T-Wow. The vanilla and toffee follows right into the taste. it melds together quite well. It has a great malt body but at almost 10% doesn't overpower the beer. I could drink this like a 6%. Chocolate comes back through with toffee and caramel. It surprisingly tastes like it is shortly aged on oak without it actually being.

M-So creamy. It is great through the mouth. Doesn't overpower or overwhelm. The beer follows with such an easy smoothness.

O-I did not know what to expect from this beer. I had read about it, got a hankering and then got it during a trade expansion(thanks alpinebryant). It turned awesome. Seriously a great imperial stout. Not to over the top and takes a lot of great elements and brings it to an easy drinking but dangerous RIS!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 07:34:05 | More by BrewsoBrewco
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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour a dark dark black stout with an amber golden head that wasnt big, but never stopped.

The aroma and bouquet were very interesting. I almost expected a very hoppy stout. It reminded me of some of those 90+ IBUs IPAs, but this one even had a smooth aroma to it.

The first sip was pretty big. I tasted chocolate, coffee, a little Cinnamon, and perhaps a bit of almond. No question about the
malt in this one. Big and bold

The mouthful was big, almost enormous. It filled every sense category of my tongue and mouth.

I do have to say that the aftertaste was not as good at the initial taste and the mouthful.
But, still a very enjoyable and excellent stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 23:43:00 | More by rdilauro
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a fairly dark brown head. No doubt this is a quality RIS by the darkness of the head. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses and sweet coco. Big roasted malt flavor to start, coffee too. Settles into a sweeter blend of flavors. Syrupy chocolate, molasses, cream and fudge. Hints of earthy hops, licorice, and ever so tiny notes of alcohol on the finish. Tasty blend of flavors, has all of the roastyness, the sweetness and the more unique RIS flavors that you'd come to expect from a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 03:48:39 | More by uustal
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ksimons

New York

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-very dark brown with about a fingers worth of dark tan head that disappears pretty fast to leave a thin layer of lacing around the top

S-roasted malt, roasted dark coffee, molasses, and a bit of burnt sugar. Very nice.

T-Taste is also full of roast. Rich roasted malt, roasted coffee, molasses, dark chocolate and sweet caramel. A nice mix of roast and sweetness, and the booze is well hidden.

M-medium to full body, good carbonation, leaves a dry roasted taste.

Overall a pretty good RIS, good tasting, nice smelling, and a good mouthfeel. I will look for other New England Brewing Cos beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 19:28:30 | More by ksimons
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GregSVT

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml capped bottle into a snifter - 2011 Vintage

A: Pours dark brown with a nice dark tan head that fades a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The smell starts with chocolate, dark fruits, and cocoa and moves to a good amount of coffee, smoke, and roast as it warms. Pretty standard imperial stout with some nice aromas as it warms.

T: The taste mirrors the nose with nice flavors of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, and a tiny touch of hops. As it warmed the coffee and roast intensifies with a touch of smoke on the finish.

M: Feel is medium bodied and pretty creamy.

O: Pretty standard RIS with good flavors and decent aromas. Nothing super fancy though.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 02:37:56 | More by GregSVT
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codysjb

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Short Review, Poured from a 750ml bottle into my CBS glass. 2011 vintage.
L: Great, Nice and black and an awesome dark head that fades instantaneously.
S: Coffee and some caramel, mostly stout like.
T: Ehh not the best. Lots of Coffee notes, maybe some burned something or other. Little Caramel.
M: Same as taste.
O: Really disappointed in this. Wanted to like it, just didn't.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 00:20:41 | More by codysjb
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 12/2011, so it took 3 months to make it to MA apparently.

A: Inky black pour with a big dense brown head atop it. Retention is quite excellent, takes a long time to fade away. Nice spotty lacing.

S: Stinging alcohol. Lots of roasted malt. Surprisingly subtle for a big RIS.

T: Loaded with smoky roasted malt and chocolate. Like drinking watered down brownie batter. There is a bitter coffee element but it's mostly smoothed out by the silky chocolate. Some black licorice lingers in the aftertaste. A little boozy, alcohol not hidden that well surprisingly.

M: Medium-bodied and smooth.

O: Well balanced RIS. Chocolate is probably the heaviest factor but it smooths everything out nicely. Surprisingly boozy and just a touch thin detracts slightly, I bet after a year or two I could see 4.5s for mouthfeel and overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 04:16:56 | More by Dope
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mikul93

California

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Black black black with a very small head that dissipates rather quickly. Decent lacing.

S Chocolate, alcohol, hints of coffee. Nice roast smell.

T Very smooth up front. Like milk chocolate smooth. Middle and back of the tongue, roast goodness, coffee, bitter chocolate that lingers. Delicious beer.

M A lot thinner than I was anticipating. Medium carbonation. Well done!

One of the better RIS's out there. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 04:43:41 | More by mikul93
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rtaps

California

3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours pitch black, like molasses. with a half finger dark tan head with decent retention that fades to a light film leaving hardly any lacing

rich chocolate with roasted malts, the chocolate if very dominate on the nose like a brownie.

not much up front but you get a very rich chocolate brownie thats fades into the roasted malts and that stays with you.

medium bodied and carbonated, very viscous. wet mouth feel left behind. it kinda had a maple syrup like character to it.

overall the flavors weren't as big as i expected and hoped for, but its still a very nice stout and enjoyable. seems like one you could drink over and over again

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 00:55:53 | More by rtaps
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Side by side vertical tasting of 2011 and 2012 batches
Poured old batch first...

A- pours black with a nice puffy two finger mocha head, nice retention and sticky lacing, looks beautiful.

S- malty, dark fruits, alcohol, black licorice and chocolate, almost mochay chocolate.

T- nice and mochay, with a bit more coffe notes then unexpected from the nose, milk chocolate and a hint of roast and smoke and cream, beautiful flavor profile, blended nicley, slightly bitter. hint of caramel... A touch
Of alcohol on the finish

M- medium carbonation, creamy, and very well rounded, almost dry on the finish, the age seems to have done nicley on this one, rounding out all the flavor

O- after a year, thus beer is phenomenal and mellow, with nice complexity and mouth feel, excellent!

2012 review....

A- pours similar bit with a bit less of a head, black with a mocha head, head fades a bit quicker, lacing seems a bit less sticky,

S- more smokey, chocolate , a bit roasty, the alcohol is still there but a bit more hidden then in the aged aroma, a very nice smell
For sure.

T- the smoke and roasty notes are a lot more prevalent And less rounded then the aged version. Heavy black coffe and mocha notes mixed with smoke, and a slight hop bite.

M- nice medium/heavy body with medium carbonation, a bit creamy , but not nearly as creamy as the aged , but nice all the same

O- a great ris, which I feel deffinatly gets better with aged, deffinatly glad I still have one of last years squirreled away.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 04:15:13 | More by PeterIngemi
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle split between 4 people, poured into Boulevard tulip. Winter '11 version (I believe).

A: This pours a deep, dark brownish black color. Not the darkest RIS I have ever seen, but still there isn't any light getting through the main part of the glass. On the pour, I got a finger of tan head. Lots of sticky lacing bits are present as well. Pretty stout.

S: There is some nice roasty character and also some deep dark fruity notes. Maybe some char. Not getting anything TOO strong intially. After a little bit, I do get some mild coffee.

T: There is some roast char'ed bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Or maybe some dark chocolate. It's a very easy drinking stout. Not boozy at all. Very mild coffee roast notes. The taste lingers on your palate, which is a good thing.

M: This is a full bodied stout, which is true to type. But again, not the thickest beer I have had in this category.

O: This is an A- for me. Very good beer. Not taking anything away from that, but I was expecting a little more. It's a very balanced easy drinking RIS though.

O: A- not as much as I was expecting but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 16:29:06 | More by inlimbo77
Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.