IRON MAIDEN Announces New Trooper “Red 'N' Black” Porter Brew
Trooper Red ‘N’ Black porter is the third beer in the Trooper range following on from the stunning success of Trooper and last year’s limited-editionTrooper 666.
The beer, designed once again by IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson along with Robinsons‘ head brewer Martyn Weeks, takes its inspiration from a very early Robinsons recipe which was first brewed in the 1850s.
Dickinson explains: “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.”
At 6.8% in bottle or 5.8% ABV in cask, Trooper Red ‘N’ Black is the strongest beer in the range to date.
Taking its name from both the color of the beer, which glows red when held up to light, and the song “The Red And The Black” from IRON MAIDEN‘s critically acclaimed 2015 album “The Book Of Souls”, Trooper Red ‘N’ Black uses a blend of chocolate and crystal malts which help give the beer a roasted malt and caramel backbone.
John Robinson, brands manager for Robinsons Brewery, said: “With millions of pints sold in 55 countries worldwide, it’s safe to say that Trooper remains a phenomenal success. Last year, we released Trooper 666 at the request of the fans, and this year we are happy to be releasing another limited-edition beer that broadens theTrooper range in an ever evolving and vibrant beer market.”
Trooper Red ‘N’ Black will be available to fans worldwide from September 2016.