Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black body with a short, tan head. Light aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, licorice and char. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Taste of ash, char, licorice and light smokiness.. Average.
Johnsense (1077) - - NOV 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, minimal head. Creamy mouthfeel, roastd malt, coffee, bittersweet bakers chocolate, cocoa in the aroma and taste. Lighter notes of dried dark fruit and black liquorice.
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is liquorice, dates, chicory. Medium bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, slightly fruity mouthfeel. Taste is liquorice, chicory, black currant.
Art (2523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 original storm trooper bottle as a gift from Dan. Thanks! Opened as my 31st beer on my 30th birthday (the one for good luck). Pours a dark brown with no head. Aromas are of dark fruits, cocoa powder, light cherry. Some caramel. The taste was sweet but not overpowering. Not too much oxidation for how old the beer is. Body is medium and carbonation is fairly light. Held up well.
tderoeck (6880) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
15/VIII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a (2015-1079) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: lots of chocolate, soft roast, bit sweet, caramel, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: very roasted, some dark chocolate, bit dry, alcohol, hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, cocoa powder, dry, bit dusty, very hoppy, bitter finish, some alcohol.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. 12/2013 deep black with a rusty tan he. Imperial Stout trooper New England is deep black with a rusty tan head. The nose is a meaty savory umami, pitted fruits & cacao. Licorice, bitter dark chocolate and some berry fruits in the finish. 2013 Past it’s best I think but still damn good.
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes on 6/13/15
Dark medium thick pour. Poured with a small tan head. Sweet malt aroma. Very roasty flavor. Lots of chocolate taste.
finol (2643) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle, trade with runtime.
Smooth and sweet, taste of chocolate, vanilla and rosted malts. Balanced and drinkable.
hirigalzkar (2631) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Malin_aiisa (392) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Thanks finol.
Dark brown, brown small head.
coffee, caramel aroma.
sweet rich taste. Some coffee bitterness. Smooth feel.