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Imperial Stout Trooper - Bourbon Barrel Aged - New England Brewing Co.

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89
very good

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 255
Gots: 81 | FT: 15
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:
2012 - 375ml bottle, label changed to hunched groucho barrel. 10% ABV

(Beer added by: caresville on 04-25-2010)
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3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is jet black with a very small amount of caramel head. Nose has lots of wood and some bourbon. Some sticky malts, slightly charred with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is even more wood with bourbon notes and more charred malt. The underlying malt flavors are faded out by the barrel, little bits of chocolate and caramel malts, some sweetness towards the finish. Medium to full body with strong carbonation and a slick palate.

cpetrone84, Jul 17, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dgthasher for sending a bottle. Have to say, I don't get the joke on the label. Barrel wearing groucho glasses with a bad back...Help me out here guys, what's the funny? Anyway, the beer?

Think I might be picking up a whiff of infection here. Nice stout flavors get chased away by a sour, Belgian-y funk. Barrel is not real strong either, a little bit of a bourbon hint around the edges. I think I'm gonna declare this guy infected, but even if it is, the "infection" is not enough to completely wreck the beer, only render this a somewhat below-average barrel aged beers. But still totally drinkable and mildly recommended at the right price. If germs and other nasties have indeed infected this beer, I'd like to see what the pristine version tastes like. Good thing I have another bottle somewhere.

lurpy1, Jun 10, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. This bottle is from the first release at NEBCO. I decided to treat myself tonight.
The beer pours a jet black color with 4 to 5 cm of creamy tan head even with a gentle pour.
The head fades slowly to a very sturdy surface layer and is tightly packed lattice on every sip.
Aroma is dark chocolate malt with heavy bourbon notes. I also get a little bit of dry wooden toothpick hits too.
First sip reveals a silky smooth textured beer with very fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is sweet malt with brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon and rich dark chocolate mixed in for good measure.
No hints of the booze on this one, and it is very easy to drink and could be dangerous. I would recommend buying multiple bottles of this treat next time they come around. Very nice stout profile with lots of good bourbon too.
I enjoy it and wish I had another bottle.

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Imperial Stout Trooper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.