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:
#1,076
Reviews:
506
Ratings:
1,302
pDev:
9.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

Photo of Mjmoney23
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of HoppyHatz
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will start out by saying the beer is expensive. Just about $24.00 for a four pack of 12 oz cans. With that said holy crap, what a great beer. The pour is amazing and the look is awesome. No disappointment in taste either. Rich, strong and keeps you nice and warm. I almost never see this beer at stores so if you get a chance grab it!!!

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Photo of DMC43
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Great and appealingly straightforward Russian imperial stout. Nearly black with medium brown foam. Unadulterated flavors of roasted malt, prunes, and dates. A slight hop bitterness balances the rich malty sweetness. Extremely smooth from start to finish. [on tap at brewery]

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L - Pitch black with two fingers of light brown head

S - Chocolate, coffee, cherries, wood, oak, vanilla, roasted malts

T - Chocolate milk meets iced coffee. More vanilla, some black licorice, black cherries, ongoing dark chocolate.

F - Thick, but fluffy and comfortable. No alcohol.

O - Superb unflavored Imperial Stout. Robust flavor, easy drinkability, complex. This is the beer you're looking for.

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Photo of jhavs
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery poured into a snifter. I got this side by side with a Nitro version with Chocolate and Vanilla.

Dark and oily, thin tan cappuccino head settles into thin collar with one floating foamy island.

Aroma is rich roasty malts, some sweet and bitter cocoa.

Smooth flavors, dark roasted malts, some nuttiness, dark fruit and bitter baking chocolate.

Silky, smooth carbonation and nice rich mouthfeel

Maybe not as huge or complex as some other RIS, but doesn't have much negative. Smooth and tasty.

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Photo of Rjanowski
4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSanger
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured from a can. Beer was brewed within a week of drinking. Look is awesome. Deep black with a brown foamy head. Beautiful. Smell is sweet with mostly vanilla. i thought the taste and smell would be a bit stronger. It wasn't. This beer is subtle. The feel is great and on par with the look. Those are this beers strongest assets. Thats not a good thing when reviewing a beer, but this is a quality beer. Just not exceptional

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Photo of SABERG
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 2010 bottle into the test glass.
A - Dark and intriguing, an aggressive pour coaxes a thin off white cap. No lacing but oily film clings like sweet wine.
S - Dark toasted malts,hint of raspberry, alcohol in the nose, some fusel and a delightful fruitiness
T - Follows the nose well, add to the palate, some cigar wrap tobacco, and cedar plank, and licorice.
M - Slick on the palate, fully coating leads into some alcohol evaporation, then a surprisingly, dry finish
O - A delightful offering from NEBCO, big and bold. toasty malts, delightful execution and wonderful cocoa notes.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of peensteen
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTbrew32
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rich and chocolatey. Good smooth and velvety body. Some light roastiness that gives just enough bitterness to balance. Really easy drinking and flavorful.

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Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 1,302 ratings
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