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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewed in a brewery not too far away and not too long ago... Imperial Stout Trooper is a full bodied stout with a majestic blend of seven different malts and Northern Brewer hops.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (618) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2011 Vintage. Aroma is a balanced blend of roasted malts and dark fruit. You get a decent amount of chocolate and a light coffee note. There is a lot of prunes, dried cherries and a hint of raisin in the aroma. A medium low alcohol aroma is also present. The beer is starting to show some signs of oxidation with a vinous sherry note forming. Pours black with a thick dark mocha head that steadily recedes fairly quickly leaving a light film in the center and a ring on the edges. Faint lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is rather enjoyable. The dark malts have a bit of a toasted cracker flavor to them to go along with the light coffee and moderate chocolate flavor. There is a decent amount of dark fruit esters in the flavor as well with prune and raisin being more prevalent than cherry. By this point in time the hop flavor has completely faded if there ever was one. Bitterness is moderate and astringency is low. Medium light alcohol note in the finish - lighter than the nose leads you to believe. Finishes fairly dry which is nice. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium to medium high carbonation. Astringency is quite low and alcohol warmth is moderate. This beer is pretty darn good. It's not amazing and I understand why it isn't highly sought after, but it is solid and very enjoyable. I found the flavor to be quite good and better than the aroma. I like that it doesn't feel like it has a terminal gravity of 1.035. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle..pour is black with tan ..Nose is chocolate, cream, spice, roast..Taste is roast, soft, cream, chocolate

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours inky black with a big frothy brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts, a little mocha and a little dark chocolate. Taste is mild carbonation, rich roasted malts, bitter chocolate. Went so well with our steak dinner. Had a few years on it, alcohol was essentially non existent.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
htzpah (70) - - APR 18, 2014
Big IPA smell, smells bitter. But first aroma is roasted coffee beans. Reddish head. Bitter taste, an IPA stout

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (455) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Bottle pour. Black body, with a reddish head that disappears too quickly. Beautiful while it lasts. Smell is coffee, followed by cherries, and then some basic hops. Flavor is roast beans, blackberries, dark bread and some chicory spiciness. Even and well put together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2014
Thick black pour and decent tan head. Burnt chocolate aroma and milk and roastiness. Some chocolate and roasted flavors first but then a weird OFF! Bug spray in the middle to end. Ends sweet and roasty. Donít know what that is but I might be able to keep the bugs off for awhile. Medium body light carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Dark brown black. Beautiful lace. Oily feel. Aroma of dusty mocha , mild cherry. Sweet tinge in the nose. Taste of burnt cookies, cocoa, slight red wine grape. This is big and bossy and really really good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
its a pretty good stout, though i didnt see what the fuss was about. awesome label though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a mini snifter. Pours a near black with no head. The aroma has a lot of vanilla. Some cherry notes and roast are in there as well. The taste is really sweet. Thick body with a low to medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle pours dark black with zero head. Roasted malt chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste is the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle, dark pour, a nicce roasty taste, a smooth taste, lots going on, a nice full bodied offering, really refreshing.


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