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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Wow, I’m really imppressed with the quality of this stout. Nose is upfront and bold. This stout is complex while still having that aware malty coffee roasty chocolate flavor that makes a stout a stout in my mind. The taste belies the 10.5%....wow...I’ll have to be careful with this one. I picked this upas an extra for a BIF and couldn’t fit it in the box so I threw it in the fridge and decided to try it tonight and damn am I glad I kept this puppy. I’m really happy with this as a good all round stout. It didn’t blow me out of the water with too over the top qualities, which I find distract from the overall quality of a damn tasty beer. This beer will be purchased in alrge qauntities for in front of the fire drinking adventures this winter and for the cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4349) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very thick near black color with a moderate tan pillowy head on it. Nose is darkly roasty with a fair amount of smoke coming through. Taste is roasty and bitter up front, but has a velvety finish that is slightly sweet and chocolatey. Really quite interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Really nice coffee/toffee, and slightly spicy nose, medium oily body, coffee/toffee flavor with a cinnamony underpinning, but there are enough hops for good balance, so this stout is not overly sweet at all. There is also a nice roastiness, and the finish is quite long. Great job on this one, Mike!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StumpMe (30) - Bellingham, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Wow. What an excellent example of an imperial! I could drink this all day... Nice dark tan head in th beginning, great lacing with soft carbonation. Very opaque black in color. Extremely aromatic; caramel and heavy notes of black licorce. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, slightly oily. Tastes of malt and black licorce. Surprisingly dry with short sweet finish and low hop character. I’m glad I let this one age a bit in the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2008
From a 22oz. bottle--Poured a rich black body. Almost opaque. Next to no head. Sweet, yeasty, roasty, and smoky complexities. Very quaffable and highly enjoyable. Finish of rich PNW hops. Unlike many thicker chewier Imp Stouts from this area. Quite wonderful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Pours pitch black with creamy tan head, at least one-finger that leaves fine lacing. Sweet vanilla scent is most prominent, almost a bourbon barrel vanilla smell. Hints of toffee, caramel and molasses. Some banana and spicy bubblegum; milk chocolate. Rich and slightly roasty malty goodness. Toffee and caramel with a salty edge and earthy hop bittering. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, still with a decent amount of carbonation. This was a surprise, very drinkable and excellent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Poured the color of a shaded shadow enclosed with dark tan froth. Burly coffee aroma bursting with roasty dry grainy fumes..pungent coffee flavors with tart chocolate malt & firm background bitterness. Full body, dry, and warm...this is a nice change, for its an interesting take on Imperial Stout with loads of grainy fresh ground coffee notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bomber poured black, There was smoke and roatsed malts, coffee and licorice in the nose. Taste was great/, Choclatte and anise and malts and hops. This is great raise the ratings damn you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Pours black with a tan head. This is what an imperial stout should be. Deep, flavors of roasted malts with coffee comming through pretty strongly ballanced by a strong hop presence. The sweetness of the malt is ballanced very well with the bitterness of the hops.

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