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New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pour is jet black with a very small amount of caramel head. Nose has lots of wood and some bourbon. Some sticky malts, slightly charred with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is even more wood with bourbon notes and more charred malt. The underlying malt flavors are faded out by the barrel, little bits of chocolate and caramel malts, some sweetness towards the finish. Medium to full body with strong carbonation and a slick palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is oak, dark chocolate, raspberry. Medium mouthfeel with rich roasted malt, raisin, oak, dark chocolate and nice sweet finish. Good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoostIPA (1214) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
375ml, 2013 vintage. Via trade extra. Pours a viscous black with a thin tan head. Heavy bourbon notes in the aroma, along with some round marshmallow, oak, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is very, very bourbon forward. Like, a shot of straight bourbon thrown into an imperial stout. This is the most bourbon focused bourbon barrel aged imperial stout Iíve ever tasted. Seriously boozy, but not hot. Alcohol is kept in check. So much marshmallow, vanilla, oak that it hides the base beer completely. Iím not going to say that this is a boozy mess, because it isnít. Itís just very bourbon focused, which apparently was the brewers intent. Any coffee, roast or hops take a back seat in this bus driven by Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Finish is straight bourbon, followed by more bourbon. And a touch of bourbon. Fucken awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (336) - - JUN 6, 2014
375 ml bottle is 2013 vintage. Pours a nearly black and dark brown at the crest. The aroma is unusual, with wood barrels, alcohol, and tannins outweighing roasted malt. The flavor is atypical as well, with a dominant wood presence. Roasted malt and chocolate flavors play secondary roles to barrels, bourbon, and a somewhat sharp, tannic character. A great stout with peaty scotch-like notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Black pour with a tan head and great lacing. Aroma is vanilla, wood, booze, and cocoa. Taste is chocolate, toffee, booze, and wood. Medium body with a sweet finish and a nice warming quality.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1652) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Bottle, shared by Mathieu87. Bottle 284 of 1400. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: boozy, alcohol, wood, bourbon, sweet, vanilla and some faint mocha. TASTE: coffee, mocha, vanilla, alcohol, wood, quite some carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
novice101 (298) - - MAR 10, 2014
This is one of the greatest beers ever. Pours like motor oil with a two finger brown/black head, smells of a shit ton of bourbon with a lot of vanilla and chocolate. Taste a lot like bourbon with some vanilla and coffee hints along with with it, there is some alcohol burn along with it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2664) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle (375 ml). Labeled "Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout". From Reynolds314, thanks Matt! Dark brown (almost black) with a medium fully lasting brown head and some lacing. Aroma is rich with chocolate, caramel, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, marshmallow and fruity notes. Taste is even more complex with moderate sweetness, bourbon, toffee/caramel, chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, coffee, fruity notes and a warming finish. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Fluffly/creamy mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish. Very complex and tasty. Drinkable for the style (the low abv help). Amazingly rich. Superb!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from homisss. Pours black with no head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is rapsyrd coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a thick black with a beige head of foam. Bourbon and roast and vanilla beans come through in the aroma. Sweet and roasty taste. Thick mouthfeel.


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