Imperial Stout Trooper | New England Brewing Co.

Imperial Stout TrooperImperial Stout Trooper
BA SCORE
92.7%
Liked This Beer
4.21 w/ 1,283 ratings
Imperial Stout TrooperImperial Stout Trooper
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:
#1,043
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,283
Liked:
1,189
Avg:
4.21/5
pDev:
9.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
991
Gots:
439
Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,283 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of DanGeo
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up from the brewery about a week ago. Drank out of a spiegelau. Love the can art!

Look: Beer pours thick and dark but not completely opaque. Pitch black in the glass. About 2 fingers of dark khaki head.

Aroma: Big coffee and unsweetened chocolate on the nose. A little bit of dried dark fruit(mostly raisin) in the background as well.

Taste: Aroma translates to the palate, nice coffee and chocolate bitterness but the flavor is not quite as explosive as the aroma would suggest.

Mouthfeel: Awesome full mouthfeel, way fuller than 8.5% would imply. Easily the highlight of this beer.

Overall(style points): Overall this is an extremely well executed stout from NEBCO. Most stouts require barrel aging or adjuncts to achieve this level of flavor, aroma and mouthfeel but IST can stand on it's own. 95 points!

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Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rpcarr17
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krodrigues7
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheRossness
4.81/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

NEBco has really been upping their game. This was truly a surprise. I stopped by the brewery to by some Coriolis cans and there was a long line because IST was released in cans. I'd never had it. So I ended up waiting in line and buying a few four packs of each beer. Later that night I had both the Coriolis and IST side by side. Upon first taste, the IST seems burnt- Like a throwaway/ drain pour stout. But don't pour it out. Wait. Let it warm a bit. Its a a beer that meant to be had in between warm and and cold. In that stout sweet spot,. I get hints of straw, apricots and cherries. I think its a damn good stout. Like a near perfect beer. I'd love to try a mescal barrel aged version if that exists. I think a bourbon BA wouln't taste right. I tip my metaphorical hat to NEBco. This is a hell of a beer.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GregSemenza
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h0wdy
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Here is the review of a 2012 one pint Imperial Stout Trooper, thanks to My Beer Cellar.

Look: Upon first pouring it, the beer gives a hint of brown and after it filling the glass the drink gives a deep hue of black.

Smell: As soon as I opened the glass I got a huge kick of chocolate. After the first whiff the remaining smell was some chocolate and mainly a lot of roasted coffee.

Taste: The first taste gives more coffee and less chocolate detected opposed to the smell. As the drink has warmed up to a point nearer room's temperature I have been tasting more chocolate, but still mostly coffee.

Feeling: A smooth drink that goes down the hatch without a kick to it regarding the alcohol content. The drink remains a thicker stout that is best after a moment in your mouth to fully enjoy the flavor.

Overall: Nothing needed to say other then I am so happy that I was able to find a seller of this 2012 vintage drink in late 2016! Over the course of your beer drinking career I would strongly recommend that you should purchase one of these at some point.

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Photo of LittleJohn73
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JAck199
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a 2014 last night....aged to perfection. The richness was well balanced not too sweet with deep roasted malt.

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

Photo of Hophead717
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msteves99
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of happyreefer
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chucker17
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of codytwo
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imperial Stout Trooper from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92.7% out of 100 with 1,283 ratings
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