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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 253
Gots: 85 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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jsanford

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

500ml bottle poured into a Snifter. 2010 vintage maybe?

Pours dark, inky black with a slightly fizzy mocha head that settles to a very slight haze. Chocolate, molasses, and dark berry with a touch of coffee and charred oak. Nice, but nothing Earth-shattering. Taste is dominated by an acrid burnt wood character that's entirely unpleasant. More molasses and dark bitter chocolate and an "off" musty flavor. Perhaps this is past it's prime, but I'm not digging it at all. If the flavor put this is the "dislike" category, the mouthfeel pushes it into the "hate" category. Fairly thin and fizzy, with a medium-thin body and high carbonation. Overall this was an extreme disappointment, but it may be my fault for sitting on it for so long. Haven't had the regular version yet, here's hoping it's better (like everyone says it is).

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 01:36:18 | More by jsanford
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-05-2012 10:33:31 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thank you to FishGetter for getting me this beer at the release. Served at just about cellar temperature, in my trusty snifter, from a twelve ounce bottle. Thanks again Shawn!

Appearance: BA Stout Trooper pours out a pitch black, almost as black as Darth Vader's soul. Sorry for that. A rather gentle pour resulted in almost three inches of coffee brown foam. Head was thick and dense. Head retention was great. Faded away quite slowly. Huge chunks of lace were left clinging to the glass.

Smell: Pretty powerful nose. Definite oak aromas flowing out of the glass. Thin layers of chocolate and coffee. A semi thick bourbon/alcohol aroma tickles the nose. A slight sweetness lingers.

Taste: In my opinion, the barrel ageing process seems to take away from the original beer a little. Again, plenty of oak stands out. Bits of chocolate and coffee are noticed deep in the background. Also some light brown sugar. Bourbon and booze in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied mouthfeel maybe. A little bit thinner than I like my Imperial stouts. Lower level of carbonation.

Overall: Overall, not a bad drink. A sipper in my opinion. I do prefer the regular Imperial Stout Trooper over this.

Serving type: bottle

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Imperial Stout Trooper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from New England Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.