Imperial Stout Trooper | New England Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2006 - 12oz bottle
2007 - not released
2008 - 12oz bottle
2009 - 750mL bottle
2010 - 750mL bottle and Groucho glasses label change
2011 - bottle date added to label
2012 - 500mL bottle
2013 - 500mL bottle labeled 12/2013
2014 - 500mL bottle
2015 - 12oz can

Added by goodbyeohio on 12-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,960
Reviews:
508
Ratings:
1,316
pDev:
9.03%
 
 
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980
Gots:
444
Trade:
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Photo of jcflorian
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ravisingh
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Came in a tulip glass with a quarter inch of head that left behind a good amount of lacing. It's dark chocolate in color. Smells like sweet roasted hops. The taste is that same roasted flavor with dark chocolate leaving behind some tartness and cinnamon notes. Great stuff.

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Photo of mcelstein
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding, booze is noticeable but appropriate. Chocolate and malt is delicious.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

"When I found you, I saw raw, untamed power, and beyond that, something truly special" Snoke's words echo my view of this one. Been hunting it for what seems like forever, but shoutout to family up in New England for saving one for me. Unlike storm troopers, this one hits the mark, dark and creamy, with swirling notes of dark chocolate, booze and typical malts for RIS. Beautiful pour, and everything just gets better as you work your way down the glass as it warms up.
This one is a throwback to a time when great stouts did not have to be barrel aged, yet it boldly embraces a future way of RI Stouts. It truly embodies Kylo's ideology of "let the past die. Kill it if you have to, it is the only way to become what you are meant to be". To think you will taste just another RIS is misguided. Seriously, "This is not going to go the way you think". Even though it is not a fancy BA stout with crazy flavors, I would recommend this one so you can "fulfill your destiny!"

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Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnbrewskies
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Murph106157
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopkrid
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mike22ne
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. (Have also had several times from bottles but never got around to reviewing it).

Good look, smooth black brown with a thin tan head that fades to a ring.
Smells of roasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits. A bit of alcohol.
Tastes great, lots of rich, bittersweet dark chocolate and roasted barley. Again some dark fruits like cherry and plum, but there's definitely a fresh, coffee chocolate presence.
Good feel, full and smooth. Noticeable alcohol heat with a nice long finish that leaves you wanting another sip.

Really nice imperial stout! One of my favorite local brews.

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Photo of Gatch
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"It's a trap!!!" -- Canned on 12/20/17.

Finally got my hands on THE IST!!! Wanna thank the bartenders at NEBCo. for finding a can under the bar and giving me an early Christmas gift. Been waiting at least a decade to try this. Seriously. Since the beginning of my BA days.

Gorgeously dark pour with a massively soapy, frothy, creamy-looking medium-brown head. Not sure how much better a stout can look. Nose is booze, dark chocolate, molasses, dark roast coffee. Same with the flavor. All the delicious aspects of an imperial stout. Smooth, creamy body and feel. Nothing mind-blowing but a wonderful stout that I'm glad to finally enjoy.

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Photo of newcastlemike
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjco04
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h4ger
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hall22
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beer456
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RollDamnTide
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,316 ratings