Imperial Stout Trooper - Coffee Infused | 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:
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Added by Homebrew35 on 01-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.65
pDev:
5.38%
 
 
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107
Gots:
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Photo of billyshears
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PicoPapa
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On cask at New York Pizza. Pours a dark brownish black color with zero head. No lacing. The aroma is a big whiff of coffee with dark chocolate, roasted malts, and earth. The taste is dark chocolate and coffee followed by some roasted malts. Earth and bitter dark chocolate at the end. Coffee finish. Light and velvety mouthfeel. Moderate alcohol presence. This beer has eluded me for a long time now but I finally got to have it. I probably prefer the regular Stout Trooper but this version is still outstanding. Overall, get it if you have a chance.

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Photo of Atomicskis5
4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of MikeyMikee
4.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on cask at Prime 16 on 1/27/11.

Coffee infused Stout trooper has a huge dark, dark brown head that takes up approximately 1/3 of the glass. Great retention as well.

Smells like fresh coffee only a million times better because its beer. The only minus is that it smells very milky, as if they added whole milk to the batch just for the smell. the coffe is dominant dont get me wrong, but its followed by a stong milk smell and its finishes with a hint of espresso.

Taste is VERY roasted. Huge, heavy, roasted coffee taste. Similar to the smell, milk and espresso follow the coffee taste. Nothing too complex, little bit of alcohol at the end which could be a hop bite? Not sure.

Just like the stout trooper, and just like the cherry vanilla infused stout trooper, mouthfeel is perfection in a glass. An unexplainable airy mouth feel that is also kind of chewy.

I love coffee so I love this beer. I could drink it everyday and everymorning. The airy-ness of the beer is what I feel lets the alcohol peek its head through which makes for a slightly unpleasant finish but the beginning flavors are awesome.

Please bottle this.

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Photo of Homebrew35
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pulled at Prime 16 in New Haven CT from a beer engine.

A:Black body, two finger khaki head.

S:Smells like sweet coffee ice cream. Carmel, roasted barley, espresso, coco.

T:Remarkably sweet with the first taste. Very much like a coffee ice cream float. As this warms up the roasted, espresso coffee flavors come out. A lingering bitterness of maybe some earthy hops on the finish helps to keep it balanced.

M:Full bodied, light carbonation, creamy head keeps me sipping quite frequently.

D:Quite drinkable for the abv. As it warms up the lingering bitterness keeps me from ordering another one.

Overall this is an amazing stout and worty of some good words.
$8 for the 10oz pour.

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Photo of freshcarl
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bizoneill
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of raythealeman
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of BeerRay
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaxon53
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ubufan2112
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of thegerm87
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeM417
4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on cask at a Prime 16 NEBCo tap takeover. This beer was the highlight of the night, one of the best coffee stout I've ever had. Well done once again, cheers NEBCo!

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Photo of BEER88
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pete27lax
4.66/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just looked back and found this in my notes from last years tap takeover at Prime 16.

Pours a motor oil black with a thin mocha head. Good retention on the head and lacing down the glass until the last sip.

Smell is good but extremely strong. Coffee is obviously very prominent with chocolate taking the backseat here.

BOOM COFFEE! Love the in your face roasted coffee taste. Really strong roasted notes, not extremely complex but for a coffee forward stout this is perfect!

Mouthfeel is perfect from the cask just like the cherry vanilla version. Creamy and smooth, goes down perfect with no hint of alcohol at all.

Overall it's a shame that this is only made once a year but makes it an even bigger treat to look forward to. Very drinkable for a big stout. Loved this beer, would have it every day if I could.

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Trevdawg
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Imperial Stout Trooper - Coffee Infused from New England Brewing Co.
4.65 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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