Saturday, May 21, 2016

Iron Maiden The Trooper 666

This is a 6.6% ABV beer inspired by Iron Maiden, developed by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, and brewed by Robinsons Brewery of Stockport, Cheshire, England. The song from which it takes its name, The Trooper, was inspired by the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava, in 1854, during the Crimean War. This beer is the same recipe as the original Trooper, but brewed to a higher alcohol.

The beer pours a light amber and copper in color with a very light haze. There is a half-inch head of off-white foam. The aroma is bright, fruity, plums, malty, with caramel. The taste follows the aromas, bright and fruity, malty with caramel, light nuttiness and light sweet potato, sweetness, but coming to a mostly dry and quite bitter finish. The beer drinks smooth with a soft carbonation. This is a nice bitter overall.

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