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Here’s Trooper Red ‘N’ Black, Iron Maiden’s New Porter


In January, we mentioned that Iron Maiden would be releasing another beer, a follow-up to their very popular Trooper ale that would be “somewhere between a stout and a porter.” For fat Dionysians like myself, this news was music to our ears, and we waited with bated breath.

Now we wait no longer, as Iron Maiden has announced their new limited-edition porter, Trooper Red ‘N’ Black, named, one assumes, after “The Red and The Black” off of last year’s incredible record, The Book of Souls.

The taste, designed by Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and Robinson’s Brewery head brewer Martyn Weeks, hearkens back to the porters of the 1850s, when dark beer was becoming incredibly popular in Britain.

Dickinson said the following about the beer:

“I like tasting outside the box. Stouts and porters were virgin territory for me, so I just went by feel. Martyn and I hope we have created a new take on a classic beer and one which I hope will tickle the taste buds of ale fans in a pleasantly unexpected way.”

Bless and keep you, Bruce.

The beer will have a 6.8% ABV in bottles and 5.8% in cask, so it’ll pack a decided punch. Robinsons has been taking pre-orders since the beginning of March, and expects to have retailers pouring this porter in time for autumn.



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