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

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89
very good

264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 255
Gots: 84 | FT: 16
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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DevinK

New York

5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-16-2014 01:39:46 | More by DevinK
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Mag00n

New York

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-15-2011 21:07:00 | More by Mag00n
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modernartblues

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-14-2011 20:28:30 | More by modernartblues
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enslighet01

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-24-2013 00:36:28 | More by enslighet01
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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-22-2013 18:33:15 | More by CTJman
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gamanley

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-11-2013 13:18:31 | More by gamanley
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BigZ2214

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-04-2014 03:52:51 | More by BigZ2214
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matthewpaul

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-13-2011 22:33:51 | More by matthewpaul
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Zodijackyl

Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +20.3%

Reviewed from notes circa 2011 at Tomato and Basil, Fairfield, CT. This was from a NEBCO night where a bunch of their beers were featured.

Pours black with a dense, mocha-colored head. Smells like dark roasted malt and chocolate, similar to a good chocolate biscuit. Very pleasant feel, smooth and comfortably bitter. Taste has a bit of wood and roasted feel up front, with tons of chocolate and caramel malt flavors that are balanced across the palette. The body seems to have a good blend of the bitterness of the darker roasted grains and the sweetness and smoothness of lighter ones. A bit more mellow in grain character than regular trooper, a bit more bitter from the touch of wood flavor. Excellent beer overall, don't miss it if you have a chance to try it.

01-22-2013 20:13:05 | More by Zodijackyl
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19%

02-10-2013 19:56:41 | More by Donsmitty
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19%

03-26-2014 05:11:30 | More by Stum-pub
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Terp

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19%

06-17-2014 04:20:27 | More by Terp
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mholland

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19%

01-12-2013 01:23:48 | More by mholland
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Pete27lax

New York

4.75/5  rDev +19%

09-12-2013 13:32:22 | More by Pete27lax
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sdpaul

California

4.75/5  rDev +19%

02-11-2013 20:06:53 | More by sdpaul
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19%

03-25-2014 19:21:15 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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Colorado

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06-01-2013 01:48:26 | More by Jasonrm72
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Hautacam

Connecticut

4.68/5  rDev +17.3%

Black as can be. Beautiful rusty espresso crema head, poured into a snifter.
Smells of bourbon, wood, hint of dark roasted coffee and vanilla.
The taste is really nice,...a subtle, complex, smooth, layered blend of all that I love in this style. It's not in your face bold. It's as if all these flavors have an equal role in the overall.The balance is amazing. Dark fruit, barely sweet,vanilla ..almost a coconut- vanilla, bourbon, espresso,roasted malt,cocoa,oak, a vinous quality near the end... a nice dry finish , with an aftertaste of vanilla-oak.
The body is a little lighter than the regular ST...carbonation level perfect for this style. This is a brand new fresh as hell bottle...released today...can't wait to see if it gets even better with age...if I can keep myself away from it !

04-25-2010 15:27:59 | More by Hautacam
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +15.3%

Acquired at the release and taken from notes. Drank somewhere in the summer.

550ml bottle into a Snifter glass at fridge temp.

A- Pours pitch black with a nice 1 finger brown head that's real creamy looking like a milk shake or foam.

S- Nice roasted dark malts with some sweet chocolate and coffee. A great blend of strong oak and bourbon notes come through that gives off a pretty boozy aroma from the bourbon. Blends really nicely though.

T- Serious roasted with a nice sweet chocolate burnt coffee flavor up front that blends and brings out some wood, oak, and strong bourbon characteristics. Definitely some vanilla in there as well and a slight booziness just like the smell but gives this beer a nice fullness that it needs.

M- Medium bodied with lower carbonation and a nice bitter finish.

SkÅL!

02-20-2011 06:50:12 | More by Arenbeer
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caresville

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +15.3%

purchased bottle directly from brewery only on release date of 4/24. limited release of 700 bottles only.

a- pours an absolute jet black with a tiny little mocha colored foam head. great carbonation and laces beautifully throughout the glass.

s- black coffee at 6am after a long night. its a beautiful thing. hints of bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla, molasses and brown sugar.

t&m- lots and lots of black coffee. dark chocolate, roasty malts, bourbon, oak, dark dried fruits and hints of teriyaki and soy sauce on the finish.

d- amazing beer that im lucky to have tried. its great drinking fresh right now and i would imagine it tasting great in the future. something to go get and try for sure, great stuff!!

04-25-2010 07:26:49 | More by caresville
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Pahn

New York

4.58/5  rDev +14.8%

375ml bottle into a Captain Lawrence tulip. Bottle 671 of 1400, 2013 release (however you want to denote it).

Appearance: Careful pour yields an out of control fizzy tan head. Slow rocky dissipation. Not much lacing. Black.

Smell: Dominating aroma of rich coffee-infused toffee, highlights of prune/cherry. Lacks the complexity of a 5.0 bourbon barrel aged RIS, but god damn it smells good. The toffee/nougat/coffee aroma is rich and soft... It's hard to describe but very distinctive and very inviting.

Taste: Roasted malt up front, quickly taken over by the trademark prune/cherry Imperial Stout Trooper dark fruit flavor (what people are tasting as Dr. Pepper? Do they use Special B in IST?), some vanilla oak underneath it all but subdued. Finishes with a touch of that beautiful toffee note from the aroma.

Further in, the rich caramel and toffee bourbon/oak begins to dominate, with the prickly roasted malt and almost pomegranate-like prune/cherry flavor both playing support roles. Slight ashy undercurrent reminiscent of the base beer, but way in the background. Some red winey dark chocolate, but the grocery-list flavors make up a tiny percentage of the flavor compared to the main toffee flavor. Husky, bitter roasted malt aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Overcarbonated for my taste, but I *love* the viscous yet slightly creamy feel and the great dry finish. Dial down the carbonation a couple notches and this is the perfect BA RIS mouthfeel for me.

Overall: Real winner from NEBCO. It's like these guys can do no wrong when they go small batch nowadays.

This beer is easily worth the $10 I paid for it. Excellent.

01-07-2013 02:04:40 | More by Pahn
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Bizoneill

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-26-2013 15:32:43 | More by Bizoneill
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Uzbekistan

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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OnYourSix

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-11-2013 03:10:02 | More by OnYourSix
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Anewjourneyof

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

01-20-2014 18:56:44 | More by Anewjourneyof
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Imperial Stout Trooper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.