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RATINGS: 382   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
I enjoyed this on tap courtesy of BA Stakem, thanks again man! Enjoyed chilled slightly from a snifter a perfect choice for a 90 degree day. A solid dark brown body with creamy beige cap similar to the colors of milky way when you look at the cross section after biting a hunk off. The smell is very malted milk ball-esque very creamy and has light caramel with a goodly amount of sweetness. The feel is full bodied with a mild roasted element, more caramel and toasted yet still pretty smooth and has light bitterness throughout. The quality of the feel is interesting is I perceive a smaller stout as I drink it which is unusual. The flavor is so malty yet layered with lots of different elements, sure there is the malt flavor which is pretty nice and caramel saturated, but the yeast gives a nice gentle fruitiness underneath the sweet elements and mild roasted tinges. The flavor has a good toasted grain tinge and accents of hops and alcohol buoy the overall Imperial quality of the stout, I will say again this is so well crafted it gives the impression of a mid strength not a high gravity stout. The smooth cocoa element is what stands out to me with some woody elements and gentle alcohol in the finish w/ some pine notes from the hops. The beer finishes semi-dry. I think Imperial Stout Trooper deserves all the praise it gets it is such a splendid Imperial Stout it is a great example of the style. New England Crafted a great brew, thanks Stakem for sharing this delicious beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5134) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14486) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6379) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fishonmyplane (500) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2850) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2767) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
From bottle. Pours near black and opaque. Robust dark malt flavor but as sweet as many a milk stout. Lingering flavor of dark roasted malts with little burnt quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
375 bottle to taster at new glarus. More of a euro roast. Ok imperial stout. Nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin mocca head. Aromas of very sweet fruits, vanilla, fudge, sweet chocolate and coffee. Taste is not as Extreme sweet fruits but still has alot of it, more roasted malt and coffee. Bit thin body sadly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle..pour is black with tan ..Nose is chocolate, cream, spice, roast..Taste is roast, soft, cream, chocolate

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