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The Trooper Beer

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

  1. Wayne Bond

    Wayne Bond Nomad

    Had my first few pints of Red and Black Trooper last Saturday. Was in Cambridge UK for the weekend with the girlfriend and happened to find a pub that had it on tap. Big fan of porter ales and this one was superb. Just wish it was more widely available in pubs in the UK.

    Will have to get online and order me some bottles now.
     
  2. cdm613

    cdm613 Invader

    Just had a bottle with snow crab in the backyard today for late dinner. It was pretty damned good. Classic sweet(ish) English porter with dry chocolate and slightly bitter berry notes to it. And, when the sunlight hits the glass right... it really is red and black!
     
  3. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

  4. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I am guessing they are thinking some fans of the band will buy extra to have it in their collection and/or a slightly "friendlier" Eddie/brighter colors to make it stand out on the shelves in stores.
     
  5. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    That's true. They are very smart at getting their fans to buy literally everything and making us feel good about it.
     
  6. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Beer has the knack of making you feel good
     
  7. Ariana

    Ariana Purple leopard

    Not Trooper, no.
     
  8. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Makes you feel gassy then.
     
  9. cdm613

    cdm613 Invader

    I like it... but... I ain't changin' my avatar.
     
  10. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Many beers get rebranded every couple of years to keep them looking relevant.
     
  11. Tastes a lot nicer on tap when you can find it! A couple of years ago me and my girlfriend were in London and walked into a bar that sold it with Iron Maiden pint glasses... ashamed to say I took one with me!
     
  12. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

  13. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    Had a few bottles of Hallowed. I'm not a massive fan of Belgian beers, but this is nice enough for what it is, if you like stuff like Leffe or Affligem you'll probably enjoy this
     
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  14. Still not tried it but tempted to order some online! I'm sure I will if I have a couple drinks this evening haha
     
  15. malmc02

    malmc02 Prowler

    I have had The Trooper a few times, it was surprisingly good! If you like IPAs/hoppy brews, give it a try, for sure!
     
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  16. I love Trooper and had Red & Black a few times when one of my local pubs had it on Tap but its Hallowed I'm yet to try
     
  17. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Out of the Silent Planet

    I'm waiting for Fugitive beer to be made. "A blend of complex aromas and tastes".
     
  18. Or a horrendously strong one called 'The Assassin'
     
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  19. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Sounds sharp, and deadly.
     
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  20. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    Fucking Fugitive fixation, ffs
     

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