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The Trooper Beer

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Lempface, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. cdm613

    cdm613 Invader

    The 666 is what I was hoping regular Trooper had been in the beginning, and is really fkkn delicious. That being said, I still maintain that regular Trooper is a great, sessionable English beer made for pounding by the pint all day at the pub.
  2. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Looks like we're getting a new beer come September: http://www.ironmaidenbeer.com/news/red-n-black

    And instead of changing the name, they're just adding surnames (which could get a little confusing)..."I'll have a Trooper!"-"Aye, but which one?!"

  3. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    I was thinking that "Where the Wild Wind Blows" or "Public Enema Number one" would make for interesting (if not entirely appropriate) beer names ;-)
  4. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Let me go on the record and say: I will never drink a beer that has "Enema" in the name.
  5. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    It's such a shame they missed out on Beer of the Dark.
    DJMayes, frus and Forostar like this.
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Beer is the Key, to what you want to be!
  7. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    From a marketing standpoint, it makes sense: capitalize on the brand name of Trooper while cross-promoting the new album. I get it. But Fear (or Beer) of the Dark is simply too easy to pass up, IMO.
  8. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

  9. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns


    Edit: @bearfan beat me to it!
  10. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Inebriated minds think alike.
  11. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Well, this is pretty cool: https://www.facebook.com/ironmaiden...3045740142725/952608691519757/?type=3&theater

    Turns out that only residents of Illinois will be the first people in the U.S. to get a chance at trying Trooper Red N Black when it ships in September. The store offering the orders (http://www.wlvliquors.com/product/robinsons-trooper-red-n-black) is just a couple miles from my apartment, so I'll have to head over there and ask if I can reserve some bottles. Tried ordering them online but shipping is as much as the bottles themselves. I don't want to try it so bad that I'll pay $12-13 a beer, that's for damn sure.
  12. cdm613

    cdm613 Invader

    I hear tell we should be getting it soon. Our store sells more Trooper than anyone else in Colorado, I think, so I'm hoping we get a good amount of it.
  13. Gerald Wiley

    Gerald Wiley Lady don't fall backwards

    Just had an email to say my case is on it's way :dancinggeek:
  14. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    I had my first taste of the regular Trooper beer like last week. It was very hmm...perfumery. I'm sure it would be better after a couple :p
  15. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Trooper is best on draught. It's okay from a bottle, and not so good from a can (especially at about 11 in the morning).
  16. Wayne Bond

    Wayne Bond Nomad

    Trooper is definitely best on draught. Luckily there's a fair few pubs in London (uk) that serve it.

    I do like it bottled but trying to find it in the shops is a nightmare. Selected large sainsburys do it but I've not seen it in any of the other supermarkets at all. The 666 version and the red and black porter aren't in any supermarket either.

    Bit of a shame as it's awkward having to always order it online. Means I'll have to take a day off work just to sit and and wait for a delivery.

    Don't know why it's not available in more shops as I thought it had taken off and become more popular.
  17. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    The one I had was on bottle. I've never seen them on cans and having Trooper beer on draught I would imagine being almost impossible outside of the UK :)
  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    When it first came out my local bar back in Tucson got a torpedo keg of it for a Maiden party/quiz night. It was awesome. Me and at least one other guy thought so.
  19. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I've only had it on draught at a festival, come to think of it.
  20. Gerald Wiley

    Gerald Wiley Lady don't fall backwards

    Just sipping a Red n Black. Case arrived yesterday. Nice drop.

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