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Imperial Stout Trooper - New England Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 482
Hads: 1,192
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 981
Gots: 422 | 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:
Beer added by: goodbyeohio on 12-29-2006

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
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Reviews: 482 | Hads: 1,192
Photo of ncvbc
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vitrually black, smallest ruby brown edges. Beautiful creamy tan head with light lacing down the glass, settles to a ring within a few minutes.

Smell is quite nice with licorice or molasses up front. Dark bitter chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, hint of coffee and dark fruit. Very deep and dark.

Taste is pretty amazing. Big and rich, quite complex and something I can't get enough of. The molasses isn't quite as prevalent but still in the background. Rich, chocolate goodness along with coffee and hints of vanilla. Almost an espresso like flavor but a bit darker. Light tartness from dark fruits. Hints of bitterness from roast and hops.

Mouthfeel is lush, very creamy and full. Silky smooth and like velvet on the tongue.

Damn, I definitely enjoyed this one. If it were sold in 4-packs and I lived in the area, mine would be gone in an evening.

Big thanks to naproxen for this unbelievably delicious treat!

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Photo of Overlord
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has been retired?


I had two glasses of Abyss on tap today, and a bottle of this. You know what, damned if perhaps I didn't like this more.

Poured black with dark brown edges and a big cascading head. Not sure what the ABV is, but this was one of the longest lasting and best looking toppings of foam I've ever seen (nice deep tan color). Plus, the bottle is f***ing sweet.

Delicious blending of chocolate, vanilla (love that vanilla!) molasses, a bit of coffee (but not too much) and tart/roasted cherries. Just wonderful in every respect. Perfectly carbonated, great chewy mouthfeel.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at Rattle-n-Hum during NY Beer week with capra12. Served in a Brooklyn Brewery Pint Glass.

A: Poured opaque and silky with a 1/2 finger creamy caramel head. Left layered lacing to the point where I could tell how much I sipped each time I did so.

S: Dark fruit (raisins, prunes) sweet soy sauce, dark roasted chocolate, vanilla, and sugary malts.

T: Opens with raisins and sweet soy sauce and develops into a chocolate, vanilla concoction without losing the initial taste. This one just builds and builds. Ends with slightly sour malts and a deep, dark soy sauce aftertaste that lingers.

M: Viscous, silky, and deep bodied just like it should be. Almost no carbonation and really coasts the mouth with layers and layers of flavor.

D: This brew was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to have it again. Definitely worth the hype and if I have to say so myself, no question that this is on par with Dark Lord, the stuff worthy of a cult following.

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Photo of mikey711
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap over the weekend at Julians in providence RI. I wrote some notes on a napkin so bear with me. It was poured into a tulip glass with an overflowing dark brown head on top of a motor oil black.

it smelled amazing. lots of roastiness, coffee, toffee, burnt caramel, chocolate. everything you could want in a stout as each flavor was distinct yet together.

it tasted much of the same. all the flavors came through...as it warmed it got a bit roastier which was great.

The problem with this beer is that i was so good and drinkable that i could have many many more and there isnt that much to go around.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage into a teku glass

A - Pitch black with dark brown head

S - Is this stout flavored? Huge milk chocolate and roasted malts. Dark fruits, figs, even a slight cherry on the nose. Wow, is this complex!

T - Oh yeah. The dark fruits are more on the taste. Still getting the milk chocolate and espresso notes. Just great.

M - Fluffy and thick as all hell. Goes down so smooth.

O - Easily the best non-flavored and non barrel-aged RIS I've ever had. So much going on here. Feels bigger than the 8.5% abv and so robust. Will seek this out again. The force is strong with this stout.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from NEBCO bomber into a perfect pint glass. 2010 bottling, so aged somewhat.

Pours jet black, like oil, with thick head of brown foam. Sits a top like a foam cap. Coffee rich roasted nose. Dark chocolate too. Powerful. Smooth creamy taste, with loads of dark chocolate, hint of coffee. The bitter is buried deep in the back. Mouthfeel is quite smooth. Soft, even. Top notch. Phenominal.

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Photo of Genuine
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at New England Brewing Tap Takeover night at New York Pizza and Pasta Co. in Plainfield, CT this past weekend.

Poured a beautiful ebony in color with a dark cream head that produced some beautiful lacing down the sides of the glass.

First whiff came up with the essensce of the roasted malts, giving off coffee/dark chocolate aroma. This is very pleasant. Noticed a slight bit of alcohol in it, not much.

Taste - I had high expectations of this one ever since I saw it come out this past year. This one met it all. Very dark and rich with it's malty flavors. Coffee taste with a nice hops bite. The hops really help mellow out this amazing stout.

Mouthfeel - full bodied, well brewed. The carbonation is on point for a stout of this stature.

Overall - I would definitely have again. What an amazing Connecticut brewed beer. Can't wait for the colder months to arrive so I can fully enjoy this!

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Photo of begforme4484
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler and a few bottles right from the brewery. Great work on the new label, rofl.

Pours black. 1 1/2 fingers of light brown head that receded quickly to a nice ring on the edge. Lacing is sticky and spotty.

There are lots of roasted malts on the forefront of the nose. Nice hints of dark chocolate and some dark fruits too.

This is easily one of the best stouts that I've had. Great amount of malt sweetness. Roasted malts and a coffee flavor come in an bitter it up. A hint of raisins helps finish out the slightly bitter hoppiness in the end.

Full bodied, viscous, thick. Very nice feel for a stout.

The drinkability is very high. I split the growler between myself and family on Christmas. Each one that tried it, loved it. From a fellow craft beer enthusiast(brother), to a regular drinker/borderline alchoholic(father), and someone that hardly ever drinks beer(Bro's GF).. it was a hit.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage
Revisited: 20 Nov 2010
At Least 2 Years On This Bottle

Poured into a chalice a thick black color, some nice carbonation still, almost a one-finger creamy tan head, some oil slicks and sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is malty, chocolate/toffee notes, roasted, slight vanilla. The taste is very nice, malty, nice touch of roastyness, and slightly vanilla (sweetness), lots of very nice chocolate/toffee notes. The finish is slightly dry, the alcohol is hidden very well. Full body. Very Drinkable, this one is stilling holding up pretty well.

2009 Vintage
22oz. Bomber

Poured into a chalice a thick black color, nice carbonation, small tan head, with some oil slicks and sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, chocolate/toffee notes, roasted, slight vanilla. The taste is very nice, malty, nice touch of roastyness, and slightly vanilla (sweetness), lots of very nice chocolate/toffee notes. The finish is slightly dry, the alcohol is hidden very well. Full body. Very Drinkable, this is another awesome brew from New England Brewing. Highly Recommended.

2008 Vintage

Thanks to ybnorml for this brew.

Poured into a chalice a thick black color, nice carbonation, almost a one-finger creamy tan head, some oil slicks and sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is malty, chocolate/toffee notes, roasted, slight vanilla. The taste is very nice, malty, nice touch of roastyness, and slightly vanilla (sweetness), lots of very nice chocolate/toffee notes. The finish is slightly dry, the alcohol is hidden very well. Full body. Very drinkable, this is another awesome brew from New England Brewing. Highly Recommended.

2006 Vintage

Thanks to TheManiacalOne, ampzilla, and UncleJimbo for this brew.

Poured into a chalice a thick black color, nice carbonation, small brown head, some oil slicks and sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is malty, chocolate/toffee, roasted, maybe some vanilla. The taste is fabulous, malty, nice touch of roastyness, and slightly vanilla (sweetness). The finish is slightly dry, the alcohol is hidden very well. Full body. Very Drinkable, this is another awesome RIS people should seek out, Highly Recommended. Glad to have 2 more bottles left.

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Photo of discovolante65
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was about to beg a co-worker who lives in Conn to grab me some @ $12 per bottle this weekend, but found it at a local place in RI for $9. The hype is what drew me to it, plus having a friend who just had one and said it was exceptional.
I'm a star wars guy anyways, so this was a natural fit for me.

Used the Duvel Tulip for this MF'r.
Pours a light-absorbing void of blackness. Brief chunky espresso colored head. No carbonation that I can see.

Smells of bitter chocolate, burnt coffee, and something earthy, I would assume from aging it. Whiskey-bourbon alcohol smell at the end as well. This thing smells rich and delicious, I can barely contain myself.

Taste- I had it too cold on the first sip, so I let it sit for 10 minutes or so. The first sip was all burnt coffee/sugar/malt and bitter on the finish. Once I let it warm up a tad, I was blown away by this one. Chocolate up front, espresso hints, with nutty/marshwallowy tastes in there as well. I don't know the ABV of this one, but I can feel it, not taste it.

Mouthfeel is unbelievably exquisite. Creamy with a perfect amount, to my surprise, of carbonation. Not too sticky or heavy considering it's appearance.

Drinkability- This is the best RIS I have ever had in my life. I wish I had more. I have never been so taken with a beer before. Too bad the price is a bit high. Would I buy it again? YUP. I hope others get an opportunity at this one, as it is one of the best. I can only hope the KTG I have on monday lives up to the hype as this one has.

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Photo of Hautacam
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably the darkest beer I've ever seen...absolutely Black. Small espresso-crema head that drops and forms a collar.
Smells like figs, dates, leather and alcohol.
Very intense rich roasted malts..slightly sweet..almost smoky.
Bitter hops kick in quickly and last...not too bitter...just right. Dense ,chalky licorice , molasses,dried fruit, unsweetened dark chocolate with hints of cherry and French roast coffee. Damn this is good !
Body is heavy and carbonation is medium.

This is my new favorite RIS...too bad it's limited. First had it on cask at the Real Ale Fest.in New Haven, CT....I hesitated before buying a bottle because of the price ( $6.99 for a 12 oz.), but I don't regret it now....money well spent...hopefully there's some left that I can get and age. Nice going NEB...please make more of this ! It's just too damn good to be a one time brew.

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Photo of Walken
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New England Brewing Company: Imperial Stout Trooper (Bottled: 2006) (Tasted 06/10/08)
12 oz. bottle: poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours opaque, pitch black with an inch-high flat mocha head that fades into a quarter inch cap. Swirling the glass leaves a solid sheet of lace along the sides.
Odor: Molasses, overripe currant and alcohol aromas up front, complimented nicely by the coffee ground, espresso and soft semi-sweet chocolate in the background. There's almost a whiff of banana in there too.
Consistency: Creamy, chewy and soft, full body. Some slight acidity, most likely from oxidation.
Taste: Molasses and rich chocolate flavors are the centerpiece of this brew, fruity esters phase in and out with an underlying mellow bitterness from the hops and roasted malt. Roasted grain becomes more evident mid-palate to balance and then blossoms into the finish, which is surprisingly clean for such a big stout. Roasted grains take hold of the palate, chocolate and coffee linger.

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Photo of TrickKnee
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On top of being one of the coolest bottles out there, this is by far the best beer I have had in many many months and I trully hope t hat New England comes out with this one again. Pours a deep creamy think ungodly black beer with just the right amount of head. The maltiness is delicious and you can not taste any alcohol. At $7 a bottle is is a little expensive however after having one I feel I got a bargain, George Lucas be dammned.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is right into the top tier of stouts with tons of roastiness and complexity.
A: jet black with a few inches of puffy mocha head and sticky clouds left all over the glass
A: roasted coffee, bakers chocolate, burnt brown sugar
T: coffee notes dominate with a mix of brewed and grinds adding some bitterness. Very roasty with a touch of bitterness
M: smooth, thick, sticky coating finish

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Photo of xanok
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle (that was nearly frozen because my stupid self left it in my car overnight) into a standard sized pint glass (all that's available atm). Sat for about a half hour or so before drinking to let it warm up.

A-Poured thick black with a nice mocha head. Head died quickly, and not a ton of lacing. I'm guessing due to the cold. It's going to sit for a few more minutes before I drink it.

S-Great smell, but not very strong. Accidentally dipped my nose in this trying so hard to smell it. Smells of coffee, chocolate, malts and hops. Still hoping sitting in 15° temperature didn't murder this beer.

T-Excellent from what I can gather. Crazy complex. Chocolate, malts, brown sugar all hit the palate nicely. I'm thinking I'm getting more of the hops than I should be due to the still very cold temperature of the beer. I thought I let it warm up enough. Unfortunately I did not.

M-Silky smooth in the mouth. As full bodied as anything else. Some lingering aftertaste.

D-Goes down way too smooth for a RIS. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden.

This is definitely one of the best of its style and deserves the hype that it's getting, and remember, this one was not served in optimal conditions either.

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Photo of geexploitation
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Pours with extreme thickness, like chocolate syrup, with a foamy head the color of baker's chocolate. Head fades quickly, but this thing just *looks* deadly rich. The aroma is quite nice: coffee, dark chocolate, nuts, bitter roasted malt, rich vanilla-cream and -- this is the biggest thing -- no cloying elements whatsoever. Perfect balance. On the palate, the flavors are rich but extraordinarily soft for a beer of such big flavors and, I'm assuming from the style, ABV. Soft chocolate and espresso notes build gradually in sweetness until a shock of balancing bitterness crops up at the end. The finish stays sweet and sits on the palate for a while. Mouthfeel is surprisingly fleet of foot, like one of those linebackers that weighs 270 lbs and runs like a wideout.

I am very, very impressed by this beer. Great complexity, huge flavors, but it's all done with finesse. Definitely worth the hunt to find some.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip style glass, comes out very dark in color, almost black, it's very thick, you can tell while you're pouring it. There was a dark brown head that fades pretty quickly, not much lacing to it. You can tell there's some lacing, but it falls down to the liquid after a couple of seconds. Smell is good, nice chocolate aroma followed by some roasted malts, very nice. One of the more tasty Russian Imperial Stouts I've had in quite awhile. Has again a nice smooth chocolate taste, almost like a fudge. Mouthfeel was pretty good, not too much of a carbonation at all and it's pretty smooth. Very drinkable for a Russian Imperial Stout, like stated before pretty smooth. I really enjoyed this I plan on getting it again.

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Photo of jondeelee
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imperial Stout Trooper (bonus points for an awesome name) begins with a rich, full aroma, heady with dark and milk chocolates, coffee, molasses, chocolate malt, toasted nuts, and good hints of earthy loam.

On the tongue, the beer is immediately dark, beginning with chocolate malts and descending quickly into black malt, with strong tobacco, black coffee, and ash flavors, touched with just a hint of anise and bourbon (note, however, that the brew is not bourbon-barrel aged). Around mid-mouthful, as the sugars die off, the hops make a small appearance, tinging the mixture with grapefruits--which, given that the IBUs clock in at 50, tells you about the strength of the malt flavors. Still, the tobacco and ash last throughout the mouthful in great strength, burning slightly on the soft palate, and continue into the aftertaste. A good smidgen of hops also colors the aftertaste, which lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is a surprising medium-light, given the strength of the flavors, and carbonation is medium-light.

Overall, this is an amazing Imperial Stout, bountiful with enough darkness to suck black holes into its event horizon. This is the stout you're looking for.

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Photo of Brewfan
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the coolest bottles I've ever seen. Up-close view of a Storm Trooper face with Imperial Stout Trooper in "Star Wars" font. White plastic over the cap and neck with a gold foil embossment of some sort on the cap.

Poured into my DFH over-sized brandy type snifter. Great glass for a beer with such a nose.

Jet black body with a toffee colored head with little retention. Minimal lacing, but what is there, stays around for the life of the beer. This is like 10W40 after about 20k miles. Yeah, that dark.

Essense of drunken figs and dates, a bit of a hoppiness in the background, but much sweet maltiness.

Burnt coffee, light caramel and quite malty on the tongue. Rich and luscious. Not as big as a BBCS, but smoother and way more drinkable. Dangerously so. I really have to stop myself from engulfing full mouthfuls.
Medium full, VERY smooth mouthfeel with minimal carbonation

This his how I like my RIS's. It's a shame that this is so limited. Ranks up there.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1000 review so had to make it a local favorite of mine!

Poured from a growler filled from an aged cask at the brewery. Leftover from a recent caskfest at the time of the growler fill.

I sampled at room temp poured into a pint glass, split the 2L growler with a friend so I could end the nite on a coherent note.

The beer pours motor oil thick and the color of chocolate syrup. Minimal tan head foams up and fades quickly to a wispy edge layer.

The aroma is heavy roasted malt with espresso beans dipped in dark chocolate, some molasses notes make an appearance too. Very rich and inviting. No hop presence to speak of and alcohol is fairly well masked, but you know this beer is serious.

First sip reveals a thick chewy body with slightly syrupy texture and very mild spacious carbonation. The beer leaves sticky residue on my lips after each sip. Flavor is as the nose advertised. Very rich malt flavor, roasted malt and molasses mix together effortlessly. There is mild coffee bite and a hint of booze on the finish, not really warm more of a hearty overall feel to the beer. Not really a lot of cask qualities, like oaky toothpick hits, or vanilla notes, maybe a little drier on the finish than the bottles, but otherwise fairly similar.

Again I dont get any hops but I dont miss em while drinkin this treat.

The beer drinks very easy for its size. As others have said this is probably one of the coolest names/labels for a beer out there. Definitely worth seeking out.
A well crafted brew from a great brewery close to home!

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Photo of bjohnson
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Star Wars geek like label. White foil seals the top--gold on top with the nebco label on the cap.

Pours a 'welcome to the dark side' black with a one and a half fluffy cocoa colored head. Excellent retention with sticky thick lacing. Looks like the top of a cappuccino swirled with whip cream--amazing. Hefty robust malt notes with deep unsweetened chocolate notes. Slight bitter coffee notes that's mellowed out by the sweet cappuccino flavors. Dark fruit notes also play a large role. Spicy and boozy notes tingle the nostrils. Thick and earthy with an excellent air about the nose.

First sip has all the makings of a nice stick stout. The retention of the head has all the makings of a fuzzy soft cappuccino head. Dark fruit notes are very present and fade well into a bitter coffee flavor that's mostly noticed on Sunday mornings upon waking up. A tad smoky with spicy undertones that almost shock the taste buds and finish with an apparent sourness. Interesting balance on this brew, which is almost quite perfect. Sweet caramel balances out the bitterness. Rich and thick with a full bodied mouth feel though extremely smooth. Very nice and extremely drinkable especially with the low abv. Another fantastic offering from nebco, but at that price for a 12oz., I'm not sure if I'd buy it again. Too bad it doesn't come in 22ozer's as I'd reconsider.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours like the other elite stouts I have come across. Ink black, little to no light enters the outermost surface of the beer. A creamy, luscious latte colored head sits on top and hangs around forever. One of the beast reataining heads I have seen on a stout. The beer laces so very well. It looks delectable.

S-A very unique scent. I think it smells like a big, bold Milk Stout. Acoompanied by the milkyness I get the standard rich chocolate and coffee. Smells great. Hope the taste follows the look and aroma.

T-Tastes like luscious liquid chocolate. Giant coffee slaps the tongue as well. I get some delicious black licorice as well. Vanilla hints add complexity. The beer's alcohol is masked excellently. I find this to be one of the heaviest chocolate bombs. Mild hops stick on the tongue as well. So very complex and awesome.

M-Very full and thick. Creamy and viscous. Definately a 5.

D-Polishing off this 750ml way too quick. So delicious and awesome.

I have begun to try some of the big-time stouts available in my area and this one sits right near the top with me. Very delicious, right down my alley in terms of the style.

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Photo of albertjr21
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottled poured into a snifter yields a solid black body under a well maintained khaki colored head. Aroma is quite impressive and complex with notes of earthy and sweet notes of chocolate, coffee, nut, graham cracker and vanilla. A smooth and silky malty mouthfeel glides over the palate with resonating earthy hops, pungent cocoa, dark fruit, and perhaps tobacco flavors that harmonize nicely into a dry finish. I see a fully loaded beef cheeseburger pairing in this brew's future on my table...

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Photo of hrking
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer and probably the best stout if not one of from the East coast. Smooth drinkability and almost chocolate milk like at times. This has great chocolate malty balance the blends perfectly with other grains in this beer to deliver a pleasurable drinking experience. I can't get past how creamy this beer is and is without a doubt one of the better stouts I have had the pleasure to have tried. Awesome! Highly recommend..

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Photo of mullenite
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a thick syrupy black with a short, but persistent, tan head. The retention was better than most of the other stouts we have.

Smell is very similar to Kate the Great with notes of caramel, molasses and port. The two beers have shockingly similar aromas.

Taste has a bit more roasted character than the smell but is by no means dry. Still has a noted caramel sweetness which is nicely balanced by that slight roasted malt.

Medium body with lower carbonation than some other RIS's. Absolutely perfect for me.

Overall this was my favorite of the tasting. I really like it more than Kate, Darkness or KBS.

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Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.