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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2638) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle with big ups to phaleslu. Somewhat intoxicated by the time this was consumed. Notes of chalky cocoa and watered bourbon chocolate. A bit dried out. Touch of figs. The great dark fruit and molasses character I loved in the original was a bit masked by the barrel. Okay, but original better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9425) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Gold wax-dipped bottle via trade with VikingHammer- thanks a ton, Brad! Pours a deep, murky, dark brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bakerís chocolate, roasted malts, molasses, toastyed brown sugar, a bit of bourbon, and some unusual fruity note. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, toasted brown sugar, bourbon, oak, apples, and grapes. Iím wondering based on these minor fruity notes in here if this isnít a bit infected. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and high soft carbonation. Not bad, and interesting, but a far cry from the regular Imperial Stout Trooper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Another tasting with Agent zero. 375ml bottle into my Rochefort glass...Dark black with tons of carbonation. At least four fingers of light tan head, decent retention, good lacing...The aroma is light and really sweet coffee, its really nice, but no wood at all. Canít believe this is ba...The taste is really boring, it starts off light coffee but thatís about it. No ba quality at all...Too carbonated, super bubbly on the tongue, distracting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
In short: A straightforward moderately bourbonny imperial stout.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed when approximately 8 months of age (8 months after first rating) . Bottle sent to me by rgtravers, thanks a lot Ryan.
The look: Black body topped by an initially large tan head with low retention
In long: First of all the gold-wax was a bitch to remove. Now on to the beer. Nose is moderately bourbony, some chocolate cake and some vanilla extract. Taste has burnt malts, Nutellaô, milk chocolate, some bourbon barrels. The beer tasted very roasted for a Bourbon Barrel aged impy stout. Usually the BA impy stouts lose their roastiness and dryness but not this one. This is nice but what this beer lacked was complexity Carbonation of my bottle was excessive and prevented any subtle flavors from reaching my taste buds. Very rare but worth hunting down in my opinion. Overall, this was a nice imperial stout but there was nothing special about it. The only thing really noteworthy about this beer is how hard it was to open with extra- thick gold waxed top. I pulled a muscle opening this beer. Ok, Iím probably out of shape but I havenít found a gym with an bottle opening exercises machine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Coffee brown head. Nose of roast cocoa, chocolate malt, burnt coffee and vanilla. Boozy. Taste is very boozy - a bit of a mess, cocoa powder, dried coffee grounds, vanilla and lots of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
50cl bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a frothy, tan head. Smells like raisins, oak, vanilla, chocolate. The mouthfeel is crushed by the super heavy carbonation and it every takes away from the flavor a bit. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, wood, malty, toasted bread. Medium bodied, oaky finish. Infected? Maybe. Either way, needs a ton of time for that carbonation to fade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2011
500ml Bottle. Sad to say this didnít live up to my hope. After having the original Stout Trooper I had very high hopes. So high I traded off my last 09 Matt for it moving along. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Aroma was of vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee, cocoa, and roast malts. Taste was much as the aroma with all of the barrel notes, along with some spice, and plenty sweet. Maybe if I had another bottle with some age it would have been better donít know.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emily_Rose (20) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Wavers1. <3 Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Pours deep, tar black and tastes like tar aged in bourbon barrels. Nooooooo thank you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
bottle thanks to exiled. poured black with a tan head. aroma was dark roast, cherry, cinnamon, and fudge. flavor was pretty much the same. light body with fizzy carbonation.

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