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Imperial Stout Trooper - Coffee Infused - New England Brewing Co.

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Imperial Stout Trooper - Coffee Infused
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 5.54%
Wants: 96
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Homebrew35 on 01-28-2011

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 9
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4.24/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On cask at New York Pizza. Pours a dark brownish black color with zero head. No lacing. The aroma is a big whiff of coffee with dark chocolate, roasted malts, and earth. The taste is dark chocolate and coffee followed by some roasted malts. Earth and bitter dark chocolate at the end. Coffee finish. Light and velvety mouthfeel. Moderate alcohol presence. This beer has eluded me for a long time now but I finally got to have it. I probably prefer the regular Stout Trooper but this version is still outstanding. Overall, get it if you have a chance.

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4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at Prime 16 on 1/27/11.

Coffee infused Stout trooper has a huge dark, dark brown head that takes up approximately 1/3 of the glass. Great retention as well.

Smells like fresh coffee only a million times better because its beer. The only minus is that it smells very milky, as if they added whole milk to the batch just for the smell. the coffe is dominant dont get me wrong, but its followed by a stong milk smell and its finishes with a hint of espresso.

Taste is VERY roasted. Huge, heavy, roasted coffee taste. Similar to the smell, milk and espresso follow the coffee taste. Nothing too complex, little bit of alcohol at the end which could be a hop bite? Not sure.

Just like the stout trooper, and just like the cherry vanilla infused stout trooper, mouthfeel is perfection in a glass. An unexplainable airy mouth feel that is also kind of chewy.

I love coffee so I love this beer. I could drink it everyday and everymorning. The airy-ness of the beer is what I feel lets the alcohol peek its head through which makes for a slightly unpleasant finish but the beginning flavors are awesome.

Please bottle this.

Photo of Homebrew35
4.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pulled at Prime 16 in New Haven CT from a beer engine.

A:Black body, two finger khaki head.

S:Smells like sweet coffee ice cream. Carmel, roasted barley, espresso, coco.

T:Remarkably sweet with the first taste. Very much like a coffee ice cream float. As this warms up the roasted, espresso coffee flavors come out. A lingering bitterness of maybe some earthy hops on the finish helps to keep it balanced.

M:Full bodied, light carbonation, creamy head keeps me sipping quite frequently.

D:Quite drinkable for the abv. As it warms up the lingering bitterness keeps me from ordering another one.

Overall this is an amazing stout and worty of some good words.
$8 for the 10oz pour.

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4.48/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Pete27lax
4.66/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just looked back and found this in my notes from last years tap takeover at Prime 16.

Pours a motor oil black with a thin mocha head. Good retention on the head and lacing down the glass until the last sip.

Smell is good but extremely strong. Coffee is obviously very prominent with chocolate taking the backseat here.

BOOM COFFEE! Love the in your face roasted coffee taste. Really strong roasted notes, not extremely complex but for a coffee forward stout this is perfect!

Mouthfeel is perfect from the cask just like the cherry vanilla version. Creamy and smooth, goes down perfect with no hint of alcohol at all.

Overall it's a shame that this is only made once a year but makes it an even bigger treat to look forward to. Very drinkable for a big stout. Loved this beer, would have it every day if I could.

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Tomdee74
4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm finally gonna review this as I was lucky enough to get my hands on this. Of course it was good to see all the fellow BAers there but ughh it sucked cuz i only got to have one of these before the cask was gone.... :).. thankfully i was able to get a cherry infused one as well.. and wow god is good cuz i was sick as a dog two days before and two days after but i felt good that nite.. it was like god parted the red sea for me! : )

BTW I loved the reviews and it was good to see Smutty33, Pabs311 and Woosterbill and Hopstoopid and I hope we can get a tasting goin soon..

A - We all looked at the nice head on these things and before you put your nose to the glass you knew things were startin off right..

S - Damn it smelled good! real good! That was such a great feature to this beer. It was tough to get your nose out of the glass once you smelled this... i looked around and saw everybody constantly smelling this while their eyebrows lifted up and they shook their heads yes... you would think it was disgusting if you didn't appreciate good beer. but it was a dramatic scene and i didn't know whether to wolf down a glass and hurry for a second or to try and enjoy it as slow as I could.. thankfully i chose the latter because the cask was gone in minutes.. i think the bar staff at prime 16 lied and just told us that so they could keep it for themelsves (lol.. i'm only joking)...

T - Bigtime coffee.. and it tasted like good coffee. the closest thing i could think of was one time on tap there i got an espresso yeti and it tasted very strong like coffee and i loved it. this was like that. i didn't know what to expect after having so many coffee stouts and being disappointed in so many. my expectations weren't high so this kinda blew me out of the water.. Damn NEBCO is really turning out some fantastic brew.

M - I think i already covered this above.. just a great one i so wish was available regularly.

D - This cask was gone so fast and if it weren't I would've easily had another one or 2. It was tough because cherry vanilla was on and that was great too. i'm happy to have made it to this event and hope to see more in the future!

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4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L: Pours a deep black color with a medium sized and medium bodied tan colored head that leaves some lacing down the glass as the head fades.
S: Smells of sweet roasted and toasted malts, big coffee/espresso aromas dominate. It has a sweetness to it mixed with the coffee and hints of chocolate that make this beer so perfectly smelling it's uncanny.
T: Tastes like the nose which is really fortunate but even better because the coffee flavors are mixed in. Big dark malt flavors mixed with hints of chocolate and caramel but mainly a nice roasted coffee flavor.
M: Very rich, smooth, perfect amount of carbonation, warming, heavy bodied but you expected that.
D: Very drinkable, if this were one of their all-year-round staples it would sell so fast that it would still be just as hard to find.

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Imperial Stout Trooper - Coffee Infused from New England Brewing Co.
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