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Imperial Stout Trooper - Bourbon Barrel Aged | 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): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of roasted malts producing chocolate, dark fruit and coffee notes then aged in bourbon barrels adding notes of oak and vanilla. Brewed every year in the early winter.
ABV - 9.5% IBU’s – 40 Kettle Hops - Columbus, Cascade
Malts - Maris Otter, Pale, Vienna, Biscuit, Flaked, Oats, Torrified Wheat, Medium Crystal, Special B, Chocolate, variety of Roasted malts Yeast – American Ale OG - 24.5



2012 - 375ml bottle, label changed to hunched groucho barrel. 10% ABV

Added by caresville on 04-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,402
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
377
pDev:
11.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
99
Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 254/1400 opened on 9.26.13

A - Pours a dark brown with a small brown head that fades slowly.

S - Subtle, barrel, oaky, bourbon.

T - Strong bourbon, chocolate, and a slightly metallic finish.

D - Heavy body with good carbonation.

O - Ok stout, nose is weak and taste was metallic.

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2.82/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 1195/1400.

Appearance - Dark black. Maybe not viscous, but a nice dark black. Big khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Wow, it's odd. And bad. Chocolate. Strange buttermilk-like aroma. Diacetyl? I don't often smell that in a stout.

Taste - Chocolate. Milk chocolate. Some bourbon, but not a lot. That buttermilk flavor is almost tangy. I think it's got diacetyl here too.

Mouthfeel - Thick and a little chalky. Bitter and boozy.

Overall - Funky and weird. And this is supposed to be the noninfected version.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 - Pitch black, oily. Smells exactly as advertised. No real head on this pour.

Taste's fizzier than most ris's but really pleasant and lively. Sticky, sweet. Molasses and vanilla, oak and bourbon.

Hop bitterness before prunes and tannic on the finish.

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Imperial Stout Trooper - Bourbon Barrel Aged from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 377 ratings
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