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
Ratings:
1,281
Reviews:
499
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
993
Gots:
440
For Trade:
30
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Ratings: 1,281 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of CTbrew32
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.23/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of MTKATL
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitchy and oily. A dark tan/khaki head forms, but it's not really a showpiece. Sweet, chocolatey malt whopper balls. Creamy cocoa, mallow. Licorice vapors give notice to the alcohol content. Toasted nuttiness, berry and even a banana fruit aroma.
The coffee flavor in this is subtle, clean, cold-pressed. Roast is minimal, or at least brought into equilibrium by what I imagine is a mosaic of blueberries, hazelnut, raisins, and chocolate.
Silky, smooth texture not without a dry, boozy port like finish. Reminds me of Rasputin I get on nitro, but this is from a can.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A thick, foamy. cocoa brown head formed with an agressive pour. It was two fingers thick and clung to the glass and left a few bands and spots of lacing as the head retreated into the glass. A whiff of the beer led to scents of milk chocolate, coffee, sweet roasted malt and nuttiness. The taste was sweet and tangy with milk chocolate, coffee and a nuttiness that was reminiscent of almonds. The beer was thick and creamy with a nice mouthfeel and decent carbonation. This is a really fine stout.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mig100
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mateo2699
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is nearly pitch black, big frothy mocha head with great lacing. Aroma is super nutty, getting plenty of almonds and hazelnut. Hints of roasted malt, chocolate and cold pressed coffee. Super rich taste, plenty of almonds, sweet malty profile with a splash of milk chocolate and lacto. Suprisingly full out mouthfeel, thick and chewy. Fantastic beer, surprised more people don't talk about this.

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Photo of SimcoeKid
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuggetlover
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours an impenetrably inky blackness with a coffee head that dissipates slowwwwly...
nose is roasted coffee, extra dark chocolate, and nails the RIS profile
really good. follows the nose. gets better as it warms, so pacing.
feel is what you'd expect from a great RIS... but creamier.
it is a great beer. glad I got two, and will tuck that one away for a year.

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Photo of Eeustace
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nose: vanilla, coffee, toffee, chocolate milkshake
Taste: coffee, cream, vanilla, molasses finish

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Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of rorjets
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark and viscous used motor oil with a nice, dense, dark tan froth, leaving layers of lace.

Smell is roasty nuts, pumpernickel, soy sauce, and milk chocolate. A little smoothie fruit, thinking strawberry-banana with yogurt, arises as it warms.

Super tangy roasted nuts is the primary flavor profile, with chocolate covered banana, a little spicy hop, and malted milk supporting. Hints of strawberry behind a wall of milk chocolate also surface from time to time.

Superior feel, with a nice luscious froth, full body, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of TBonez477
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikee440
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
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