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Trumpeter Imperial Stout - Skagit River Brewery

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Trumpeter Imperial StoutTrumpeter Imperial Stout

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Skagit River Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RoyalT on 05-07-2004

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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours pitch black, appearing opaque in the glass, with a quarter finger light brown head that dissipates to patches. Aroma of dark toasted malt, moch chocolate, and hint of licorice; lightly smoky. Flavor is slightly sweet chocolatey toasted malt, light vanilla and molasses, finishing with nice mildly smoky chocolate malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess. The flavors are not bold in this stout, but are still rich and very well balanced, covering all the flavors I want from a RIS. I've always considered this a quite underrated stout and local treasure. Really smooth and flavorful. Even after a week of drinking top notch barrel Russian and barrel aged stouts, this is a pleasure. I look forward to this each year and can't believe I haven't rated it here yet.

Photo of AndyCowles75
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of JC271
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of PaulietheBrit
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Dark, small head minimal lacing.
Roasted toffee, chocolate bitters, its a simple and dry stout. I liked it, initially.
As it warms, the brew's roast really starts to kick in, aroma and flavor wise.
The initial taste is of coffee, then it gets dark and bitter with toffee and caramel pushing through.
Not my favorite.

Photo of LampertLand
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Skagit River Brewery 'Trumpeter Imperial Stout' @ 10.0% , served from a couple of 650 ml bottle's purchased for $8.65 each

A-pour is almost black from the bottle to glass with a small tan head which is quickly dissapating leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint

S-intial pour nice & boozey , the start of a good 'RIS' ,

T-not creamy smooth more smokey , slight dry finish

MF-ok/good carbonation , feels full bodied , ligering dryness on the palate

Ov-ok/good beer , decent 'RIS'

prost LampertLand

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of rlee1390
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Black in the glass, but clear deep amber/brown when pouring, one finger brown head that doesn't last long.

S-Roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, very slight chocolate.

T-Lots of roasted malt and some burnt notes. dark chocolate. not much else. On the bland side of things.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-There was nothing bad about this beer. However there wasn't anything eye opening.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Smurf2055
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of drummermattie02
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dtivp
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark black, hints of ruby with a frothy one finger dark tan head that faded quickly, leaving light lacing.

Aroma of roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate with hints of dark fruit and alcohol.

Taste started surprisingly sweet with chocolate, dark fruits transitioning into a nice dark roasted malt ending with a slight bitterness and hints of black licorice. The alcohol was present but not overwhelming.

Mouth Feel was medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, slightly sticky and a slight alcohol warming.

Overall a nice enjoyable Russian Imperial Stout to enjoy with desert or to sit back and relax with..

Photo of benbjb
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of draheim
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours pitch black w/ minimal tan head that quickly settles to a thin film.

Aroma is bitter and roasty, with some earthy/nutty notes of dark fruit.

Taste follows nose. Dark roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Good balance, alcohol is concealed well.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, balanced.

Overall a solid imperial stout, but nothing superlative. Just a good, well-crafted beer.

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Trumpeter Imperial Stout from Skagit River Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.