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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 262
Gots: 82 | 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:
Beer added by: caresville on 04-25-2010

2012 - 375ml bottle, label changed to hunched groucho barrel. 10% ABV
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Photo of Roguer
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Perfect black brew, with a modest tan head with good retention.

Unbelievably smooth aroma. Bourbon dominates, but in an extremely approachable way. Chocolate and vanilla follow.

Flavor exactly matches: the barrel takes center stage, but not in a way that it washes away the stout base. Brew loses some of the kick-in-the-teeth roasted bitterness that base IST has, but it compensates with a perfect smoothness.

Super thick feel, among the thickest BA stouts - just a hair shy of BCBS territory. Little alcohol presence.

Extremely smooth brew. Any fan of BBA stouts should be well pleased. You do lose out a bit on IST's bite (think Narwhal vs BBA Narwhal, a very clear parallel IMO), but it's a beautiful and smooth beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xtonytx
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TJRoar
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Genghis_Tr0n
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of slim2043
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SwG237
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BradC
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of chadwicktorres
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was sadly unimpressed. I was hoping for more feel on the mouth, rounder balance. However as a Star Wars geek, I was happy to try it haha

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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Imperial Stout Trooper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.