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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A “Big Bird” by any measure! This years Trumpeter is a huge beer with rich layers of smoke, chocolate, roast, caramel, jet fuel, motor oil and hops. Blowing above 10% abv, this bird should walk not fly.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (629) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Deep black pour, thick, dense, resilient head. Aroma is light roasted malt. Flavor Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and significant bitterness in the middle. Mouthfeel is slight thick and velvety. Finishes with lingering bitterness. Pretty nice stout that pushes the limits of intensity for me, but stays out of "overdone" territory. If I wanted a big, intense stout, this would be a good choice. Definite aging potential here, although not sure whether this is bottle conditioned/filtered.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2889) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Pours black with a half finger of dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is light bitter. Mostly coffee and dark chocolate with some fermented dark fruit. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, great. I would love to try an aged version.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2012
22 once bottle from LetsPour, poured a dark brown, almost black color. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and somme lactose. Flavor is big and balanced coffee and chocolate, blended nicely, solid beer that I am glad I got to try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4643) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
22oz bomber ordered from LetsPour. Pours a stout brown with an off-white head. Nose is roast, dark fruit, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar with coffee, dark fruit, and dark chocolate. Medium in body and finishing with lingering coffee and dark chocolate. This one was kind of a dark horse. I was very nicely surprised by this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours solid black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, caramel, molasses, and dark fruits. Flavour of roasted malts, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, light smoke, wood and nuts. Roasted, full bodied, really dark.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2012
Black, frothy brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, malty sweetness, alcohol, not as roasty as expected. Taste is decent, pretty sweet, light roast bitter, alcohol is noticeable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Good Stout. Pitch black with a fluffy tan head. Toasted espresso bean on the nose. Thick and full bodied with mocha and some dark chocolate. It doesn’t have the expression or length of top Imperial Stout on the finish compared to better versions.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (798) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Bomber. Pours black as motor oil with a solid layer of light brown head. The aroma is surprisingly devoid of the standard Imperial Stout notes of chocolate and coffee. Instead there’s a fair amount of cherry, molasses, roasted malt, licorice and caramelized sugars. The flavor opens up with a heavy dose of caramel, roast malt and espresso as well as some black cherry, date, licorice and alcohol notes. Just a little bit of an herbal hops presence in the background. The body is slightly syrupy with some creaminess and adequate carbonation. The finish is predominately chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. The overall flavor is sweet, rich and smoky with just enough complexity to make it worth seeking out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Poured into a tulip at bottleworks. Pours black with a small tan head. Gives off a rich espresso aroma. Lots of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits in the taste, very rich. Powerful mouthfeel, smooth and creamy with a slight bitter finish. Overall, it’s a very drinkable imperial stout. Sure there are betters out there, but it’s a nice local brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2011
pours a creamy rich dark black. aroma strong of smokey coffee, chocolate and caramel. first sip was strong of all aromas and thick creamy taste. overall was a great pour from a local brew


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