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RATINGS: 171   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bomber. Pours deep brown with a foamy cappuccino head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and toasted malts. Palate is surprisingly a bit thin. Chocolate and caramel in the taste, with bitter coffee and nutty malt linger.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (540) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle, aged 1 year. Very dark pour with a huge tan head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate and dark fruits with a touch of cherries. Flavour is mostly chocolate with licorice, roasty malt, some dark fruits. Fairly thick palate, lingers a little bitter and roasty. Pretty nice standard imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (572) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours jet black with tan head. Aroma of smoke and malts. Taste is smoky and a bit dry. Flavors of complex malts, fruit and tobacco. A very good imperial stout. Thumbs up!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (787) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2014
22 Oz bottle pour split. Pours a near black color with a moderate head. Really fine coffee aroma with an aged feel to it. Medium to light body stout here with a really dry, wood like flavor finish. Overall a unique stout with good flavor. Good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5234) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle - Dark fruit, smoke and light cocoa. Jet black with a creamy brown head. Big start, liquorice, booze and roast malts. Really big beer, worthy of the Imperial.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1095) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Aroma of dark chocolate, nutmeg, a little soy, and worms(?). Black with a frothy tan head. Taste is toffee, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, but hey...no worms. There’s a slight late alcohol burn.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3296) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Une bière noire avec une mousse épaisse. Un nez de grains rôtis au chocolat et de houblons herbeux. Une bouche forte en poussière, de moyenne texture. Une finale sur les houblons résineux et herbeux fort décevante. (Bomber merci Pat).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Black color with generous brown compact head. The aroma is very interesting, tobacco, cigar, some ashes, bread. Good body strength, yet with a lean mouthfeel; the flavor is a bit chocolatey, but unfortunately is too much roasty and ashy, burnt coffee too; the bitterness level is high, and the final slightly salty.
A robust, roasty Imperial Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3387) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Belle façon d’attirer mon nez et mes lèvres. La présentation n’est pas parfaite mais elle est de toute beauté. Les arômes sont dominés par des grains rôtis (avoine?) qui perdent une petite fumée. Un mélange d’alcool, de cire d’abeille, de caramel et de réglisse viennent brouiller mes repères. Les saveurs suivent les parfums. Le caractère rôti n’est pas négligeable. De même que l’alcool et les houblons qui ne peuvent fonctionner l’un sans les autres. En bouche, je découvre un corps moyennement dense. La texture est grasse comme un verre de lait fermier. La finale est une tirade de fumée chocolatée qui affirme une amertume qui, au fil des gorgées, devient de plus en plus chaude. Pas mauvais. J’aime sa fine brutalité mais je n’aime pas son alcool malhabile.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3866) - Everett, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2039) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of vanilla, creamy chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavors of cafe au lait, cocoa powder, dark brownies and roasted malts. Dry and slightly bitter. Warm finish. Very nice.


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