Imperial Stout Trooper | New England Brewing Co.

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4.22/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,947
Reviews:
511
Ratings:
1,324
pDev:
9%
 
 
Wants:
981
Gots:
446
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,324 |  Reviews: 511
Photo of Bird_Priest
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Without a doubt the best stout I have ever had. Rich and chocolaty with a hint of coffee. Has serious potential for aging but drinks amazing even young. Extremely limited release, so snag these when you can!

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Photo of Curt3
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Izzo
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

chocolate mousse of a head, beautiful silky full texture with a long finish... this is the best stout I have ever had (DEC 2018 batch)

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Photo of tedho21
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

from the tap in a snifter, balck as night with brown creamy head, boozy and toast notes, ohh soo smooth in the mouth

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcflorian
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ravisingh
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
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 +9.7%
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 -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnbrewskies
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Murph106157
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
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 -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopkrid
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mike22ne
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 1,324 ratings