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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (922) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Poured from the bottle. Color is pitch black with a nice tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is thin an creamy. Flavor is all chocolate, roasted malts, with just a hint of coffee. Very nice. Overall, would like it to be more full-bodied, but flavor and aroma is great.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2490) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
2011 bottle, trade with runtime. Smooth and sweet, taste of chocolate, vanilla and rosted malts. Balanced and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Arom has got notes of milk chocolate, nuts and mild christmasy spices. Taste is quite mild for a beer with notes of coffee, milk chocolate and salmiak. Very soft texture.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (219) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
bottle. Thanks finol. Dark brown, brown small head. coffee, caramel aroma. sweet rich taste. Some coffee bitterness. Smooth feel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (449) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Thanks finol! caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, woody, vanilla, black, brown foam, hazy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5297) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle (50cl): Thanks Moyman: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees Celsius: Black beer with a small brown head. Aromas of liquorice, prunes, light oatmeal, bay leaf, some roast... Flavours of roast, bay leaf, bitters, raisin, hints of dark fruits and flowers, some rye, liquorice and liquorice candy a like tones... Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, liquorice, some raisin and liquorice. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Tasting January, 2015. Trade with Heyta. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy head. Roast, coffee, salty licorice and ashes. Full bodied. Smooth and soft. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billcarleton (6) - MEXICO - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
This was the third beer to hit my palate this evening after an extremely floral IPA and Bourbon Stout, so opinions will surely vary in comparison to my experience: On tap at Eli Cannons, Middletown. Very strong coffee aroma, out of balance with the cacao, chocolate malt and vanilla on the nose. This years brew has a lighter head than previous ones, minimal carbonation, broken down quickly by the presence of coffee. Served in a 12oz snifter. Most of all I was surprised that I didnt get the slight burn from the alcohol followed by the plum characteristics that Ive come to love and expect with this brew over the years. Ill be sure to try it again, first brew on the palate, as soon as possible.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6570) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (2011 vintage, shared by LitoIPA). Looks good; black with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2014
An impossible beer to find, even in CT - props to all the ratebeerians out there for searching, trading, burglarizing, and whatever else it took to get those bottles. Anyway, IST has a great flavor if you like bitterness, with plenty of roasted malt and resin hop flavor. Assertive. It is really dominated by roasted malt, with bitter coffee and just a bit of chocolate malt. Pretty smooth. This was not crafted with balance in mind, but its delicious, and the intense roasty bitterness is palatable because they had the foresight to keep the ABV under 9%. An epic beer, worthy of the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Sample at First Sunday. Incredible aroma that is rich and chocolatey and roasty malt. Flavor comes through as much the same, smooth and rich chocolate again. Subtle and smooth. Very drinkable.


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