jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jtclockwork (10463) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
nimbleprop (5576) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BuckeyeBoy (3276) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Emily_Rose (20) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle courtesy of Wavers1. <3
Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Pours deep, tar black and tastes like tar aged in bourbon barrels.
Nooooooo thank you.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
vtafro (4521) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks vferg, i think. Black pour with subtle tan head. Aroma full of cocoa, chocolate malt, oak and toffee. Oak and sweet malt flavors are smoother than non barrel aged, nice texture as well.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a generous light brown head. Smells of rich chocolate, peppery, vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee. Tastes of roasted malt, peppery, some bourbon, vanilla, raisins, boozy on the finish. Nice, but I like the regular Stout Trooper much better.
juiceisloose (1056) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml gold wax dipped bottle, courtesy Beerlando to celebrate the UCF conference championship. This one pours a dense, nearly pitch black body and topped by a huge, thick head of tan colored foam that shows good retention. The head slowly fades and leave thick, drippy lines of lace around the glass. The aroma is nice showing sweet and dark chocolate, smooth bourbon, vanilla laden oak, and burnt sugar round out the dessert like nose. There isnít much roast to balance out the sugar and sweetness. The flavors follow suit and show more of the milk chocolate and dark cocoa, vanilla from the oak, burnt sugar, and a touch of roast. The bourbon is secondary and smooths things out from getting overly sweet. Nearly full bodied, smooth and creamy, the palate shows a milkshake like consistency that is viscous and mouth coating. Moderate carbonation leads to a lengthy dry cocoa finish and void of any sticky sugars, which is a great quality. Really nice brew and better than I expected, but not one of the elite bourbon aged imperial stouts.