zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draft @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe - Kalamazoo, MI) Dark ruby red pour with a thin tan head. Nice and rich roasty flavor with some very mild chocolate. Mainly a delicious roasted aroma. Flavor has that really nice freshly ground coffee and freshly roasted coffee quality to it. Very well balanced as you get to the end. A bit thin-bodied but really flavorful.
bp (881) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft: pours black with a thin white head, malty aroma, malty, coffee, dry and slightly bitter taste, fairly thin body
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Eccentric. Dark brown body small head and aromas of coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor is bitter chocolate and coffee with peat like eartiness. Full body and palate. Very nice to see this being served again.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Eccentric cafe 11/11/09. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is not real strong, but what is there is of chocolate, roasted malt and some coffee. Flavor is very good of the aforementioned. To me it tastes like a somewhat stronger Java stout, but not as creamy as a Breakfast Stout. Very good though all in all.
JaBier (6820) - 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 (4567) - 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 (1647) - 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 (4085) - 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!