New England Brewing - Imperial Stout Trooper
Here we have a beer brewed by New England Brewing Company in Woodbridge, CT. The Imperial Stout Trooper was originally slated to be a one-time release but the brewer has brewed it again since the original release. Future releases are undecided at this point but I am guessing we will see this brewed again. I was able to get a bottle from a friend and decided to crack it open tonight.
Sludgy, viscous inky black pour into my glass that's as dark as the dead of night with a half inch of creamy dark tan head on top. Sticky patches of lacing ensue. Aromas start with rich malts alongside deep, vinous dark fruits. Cocoa and molasses mingle with licorice undertones. Hints of toffee with a bitter cloak about it.
First sip brings rich, smooth dark malts upfront with lots of dark fruit flavors swirling about. Somewhat vinous as it moves into baker's chocolate and mild coffee accents. Flows down with a nice kick of bitterness to counteract the sweet maltiness. Creamy finish with a hint of marshmallow. Bold and tasty with well hidden alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Not overly heavy which is nice as it makes it easier to enjoy. This here is a tasty imperial stout that doesn't go overboard on ABV, making it something I can actually drink and enjoy on a weeknight. Thanks to warriorsoul for the hookup.
This beer earned a rating of Amazing. A super tasty RIS.
Check out more from New England Brewing at http://www.newenglandbrewing.com/