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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, light roastiness and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, light roastiness and a hint of dried fruit with a smooth lingering chocolate bourbon finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3337) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle shared by thagr81us. Thanks Calton! The beer appears nearly black and dark brown at the crest. The beer is over-carbonated and a light beige, foamy head fills most of the glass, despite a somewhat careful pour. 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. Not one of my favorite barrel-aged stouts. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-30-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle shared by John, brown wax. Much like the original stout trooper this one has some odd flavor proponent, the finish is straight and woody like any BA stout should be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6273) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Courtesy of Mike

Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, light vanilla, coconut, coffee, and a touch of bourbon. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger tan head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with dark chocolate and a touch of dark fruits. The finish has light vanilla, roast, and a hint of bourbon. It’s medium bodied with somewhat lively and fizzy carbonation. Overall, the nose is outstanding...the flavor is very good...but the mouthfeel doesn’t fit the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2012
50cl, Vintage 2009, no mention of ABV, as Imperial Stout Trooper (with Barrel on the label), exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly woody/vinous, not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2011
500mL gold waxed bottle that says 12oz on the label. Opened loudly, and poured deeper brown with a colossal cap of tan head.. seemed like there was something wrong. The aroma picked up more sour and metallic bourbon than anything else.. nutty notes and chocolate were deeper down, but it took effort to get there.. seemed like a nice malt bill, but the barrel (and potential infection) got in the way. The flavor opened with tangy (and metallic, but not quite as metallic as the nose indicated) oak and bourbon, and those carried all the way through the drink.. very tasty blended chocolates, a hit of molasses, and vanilla rode way-too-high carbonation onto the middle.. sweet, roasty chocolates, dry roast, vanilla, and more tangy barrel on the finish. Medium-bodied, but way too filling from the huge carbonation.. sharpness and carbo kept it from flowing well.. not by any means boozy.. not all that good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1742) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2010 vintage, 500 ml gold wax dipped bottle (label says 12 ounces?), big thanks to jgasparine for trading this bottle! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch tan head. Head retention is pretty good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is very sweet and malty, the brew smells like chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, and some dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also a good amount of roasty and bitter flavors noticable. It tastes like roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, burnt/charred malt, oak, bourbon and a bit of vanilla. Finish is nice and roasty. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has very high but soft carbonation. The high carbonation does make this a little hard to drink, even though it does settle down some after a while. I think it’s a good brew, but my only complaint about it is the high carbonation which hurts the beer’s drinkability and overall score. With that being said I’m glad I got to try this one, thanks again John!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8233) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Sample from a 500 ml bottle at a BA tasting. Pours dark brown/black with a huge tan head. The nose was roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate with a hefty dose of alcohol, The flavor has dark fruits, roasted malt, some acidity, dark chocolate,with mild bourbon notes. This one was a bit of a mess. i think I like the regular version better. Considering the hype, this would be a disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
500 ml brown bottle. Almost looks like it came off a pirate ship. Pours a thick black with an ever expanding head that seems to morph with life. The way this head moves around is quite odd. The aroma at first has whiskey with plenty of roast and smoke. The taste has whiskey barrel character with roast and smoke. The palate is thin and has a very high amount of carbonation. i can’t say this is the best barrel treatment but not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Tasted on 5/29/11 from a 500mL bottle obtained in a trade. Pours a completely opaque dark brown with a massive light brown head that slowly recedes to a thin blanket of lace, not expected from a barrel aged stout. The nose is milk chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon oak, a hint of maple, coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate. The flavor is a bit hard to detect, due to the extremely massive amount of carbonation, but here it goes. Bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, maple, and some coffee bitterness. The body is, once again, nearly impossible to tell due to the humongous carbonation with a long bitter coffee and tannic finish. I think that there is a possibility of infection in this beer due to the high level of carbonation.

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