Imperial Stout Trooper | New England Brewing Co.

Imperial Stout TrooperImperial Stout Trooper
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Imperial Stout TrooperImperial Stout Trooper

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

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

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Photo of drewburning25
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage poured in to CBS Snifter.

A - Dark black with one finger of thick bubbly espresso coloured head and decent lacing.

S - Big roasted malt aroma up front. Smoke, chocolate and licorice. Some noticeable alcohol.

T - Huge roasted malt and smoke flaovurs dominate. Car, dark chocolate and a noticeable bitterness are present throughout. The ABV is noticeable here; some time might really smooth this one out.

M - Medium body, creamy. Light carbonation.

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Photo of Brabander
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jeffo brought this beer with him at the tastingday @ de Molen in Bodegraven, Holland. This tasting was organized by THE beerlady of Holland, Fiona de Lange.

Thanks for this bottle Jeff!

Jeff tolf us the story behind this bottle and that made me curious about this beer.

To be hounest, this is not one of the better stouts i had. Taste and smell are a bit above normal. This stout is a good beer to begin with when you are new on the stout front!

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Photo of n2185
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: lots of roasted malts on the nose with robust coffee and bitter chocolate notes.

T: similar to the aroma, tons of roasted malts. Bitter chocolate, smoke, and char bring up the finish.

M: thick body with medium carbonation that accents the bitter and tobust characters of the beer well.

O: a pretty decent imperial stout. Nice and robust without being sweet at all. It lacks some complexity, but is still good.

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Photo of valdieuer
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Mar02x
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ba Jeffo was so kind to share his beer with me and the other attenders. We were at a tasting at the Molen, organized by Fiona de Lange (the Dutch Beer lady).

A - A dark brown beer with a small beige head.

S - A good scent of dark chocolate,dark fruits, raisins.

T - The taste is fresh due to the hops, there is also a good chocolate presence.

M - The body is a bit light, the carbonation is medium and the finish is bitter.

O - It is a good stout, but not excellent.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Rogue shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to jl28r1 for this bottle!

2010 vintage. Gotta love those glasses, baby. This stuff pours a straight onyx topped by a finger or so of dark tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, chocolate powder, light brown sugar, and toasted caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with the usual stout notes of roast and chocolate coming to the fore, taking charge without o'erwhelming everything else. The body is a light heavy, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally smooth and lightly chewy feel. Overall, a very nice impy stout. That's all I can say. I think I was expecting something exceptional, though, and got something only really good. I hope that makes sense...

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Photo of eclipse54
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 750 mL bottle of the 2010 release sent by FluffyMcTingles; thanks! Split with a few friends, and poured into a 5 oz. snifter. Reviewed from notes taken on 11/06/2011.

Pours a pitch black body with very little brown head. Swirling releases a plethora of brown bubbles. Good lacing left on the glass.

Aroma is of caramel, chocolate, faint vanilla, roasted malt, and brown sugar; well balanced and inviting.

Taste is similar, consisting of chocolate, caramel, some toffee, toasted sugar, and vanilla. There's also a hint of citrusy hops that also lend a mysterious "dark fruit" flavor to it, such as date or raisin.

Mouthfeel is smooth yet rich. A bit of warming ethanol comes through, but the carbonation lends a slightly crisp, dry finish.

Overall, a rather unique stout. I'd have thought the hops would have become more muddled by this point, but they were still actively lending a good amount of flavor to the mix. Certainly enjoyed this one.

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Photo of TWStandley
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Appeared a dark black color with a mocha colored head that faded to a single strand. Left a bit of oily lacing on the glass.

Smelled of chocolate up front, with some boozy notes and a roasty background.

Tasted like a mix of chocolate, dark chocolate, dark coffee, and some molasses. Truly a great balance of flavors. Definitely a very rich taste.

Moutheel was a bit lighter than I anticipated, though the low level of carbonation made the liquid stick around for awhile.

Overall this is a great stout and I am certainly happy that I picked up a few of these to sit on for awhile. Love the balanced yet rich flavor, and who dosen't love the bottles they come in? Everyone should seek this out!

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Photo of fubofnic
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of mhenson42
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of otter20dt
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of denimdemon
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of AlbanyIPA
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bmwfan1987
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pitch black, with a dark tan head that quickly dies down and leaves a ring.

Smell- bittersweet chocolate, coffee beans and espresso roast.

Taste- much of the same from the aroma. Very complex coffee and chocolate going on.

M- very creamy, and full bodied.

O- a must have in your life time. Just a brilliant stout.

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Photo of ThirstyHerf
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of sholland119
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Capping off birthday number 51 with Blind Beer #3 from johnbjaeger. Into my Lord Chesterfield glass and Vickie's into her Mad Elf snifter.

A-Pour is an opaque dark chestnut brown with some nice ruby highlights at the bottom. A thin foamy mocha head leaves some nice sheets of lacing. 4.0

S-Toasted marshmallow, brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla. Smells like bourbon barrel something. 4.0

T-Mighty tasty indeed. A bit hot but not overwhelmingly so. Nice roast character blends well with bourbony vanilla, some earthy bitterness shows up nicely in the finish. Great bland of flavors. 4.5

M-Medium bodied, boozy warmth lingers nicely. 4.0

O-Another very tasty beverage. Great blend of flavors for 9.2% ABV. 4.5

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Photo of jsilva
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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