Saturday, 9 April 2016

Iron Maiden (Robinsons) - Trooper 666

WP_20160326_13_00_04_ProWhat they say: Infused with strength. Inspired by Iron Maiden. Handcrafted by Robinsons. At the request of fans, and following the huge success of TROOPER, Robinsons have made an even stronger ABV limited edition of the original brew. TROOPER 666 is the same award-winning TROOPER recipe but brewed to a higher gravity of 6.6% ABV. The result is another wonderfully authentic beer that is charged with even more flavour and even more alcohol. Packed with malt, TROOPER 666 is slightly sweeter than the original. This is a full-bodied, extra strong bitter, with a complex malt character and notes of caramel combined with a fruity hop finish.

Strong it certainly was. I’m glad I tried it, but as someone who swills down a pint far too quickly, this was just too strong for me. A pleasant enough taste but not as ‘aggressive’ as expected.

Weatherspoon's, Ripon, North Yorkshire. March 2016