JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Ohio group tasting on DLD eve ’09. Thanks Dan! Brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and a touch of sweetness. Malty flavor with some coffee, but it’s kinda thin. I think this one may be a bit past its prime. Held up better than some others would have though.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Trumpeter Stout
Date: April 25, 2009
Appearance: dark brown, wispy tan head
Aroma: dry chocolate and roasted aroma
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, roasted character, light earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
jkwalking05 (3935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with amber highlights. Aroma is very smokey with coffee and caramel. Taste is of cocoa, coffee, and spices.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks AgentSteve. Dark brown, dark chocolate, wood, molasses, little darkfruits, little coffee.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, wood and molasses. The flavor is quite the same with a bitterness present.
IrishBoy (3888) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from hellomynameis, Thanks!!! Nose of coffee, chocolate, and some old, dried, leathery prunes; Very dark brown with a medium tan head; flavor a little acidy and cardboardy but lots of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Wish I had this fresh!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Deep brown body with a a bitter coffee start, chocolate, coca, and a creamy finish with mineral accent. Decent beer.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Courtesy of ryan. Mostly transparent, dark cocoa brown color with a thin finger of fizzy ivory head. Aromas of coconut bark, chocolate, and faint leather. Hints of coffee and charred prune. Oxidized, but not devastated. Medium light bodied, sparkling carbonation with a thin body. Flavors of milk chocolate and roast up front, with some prune fruitiness. Finishes thin, with a mildly acidic coffee flavor lingering in the finish. Obviously past it’s prime at this point, but still drinkable and certainly a nostalgic pleasure to taste again after being a favorite during college. Thanks, Ryan!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to iowaherkeye for bringing this bottle to his ’farewell to Iowa’ tasting. Poured a garnet brown color with a light tan head. Smelled of roasted malt, subdued chocolate brownie, and a hint of anise. Medium bodied with roasty bitterness, coffee, a bit of white paper, and some light detracting acidity.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Iowaherkeye - thanks Joey. Sweet and dark malt aromas. Liquorice. Dark, dark brown. Flavor is dry, slight vinegar, coffee/espresso, some chocolate. Creamy dryish finish.