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Trumpeter Imperial Stout - Skagit River Brewery

Trumpeter Imperial StoutTrumpeter Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%


Brewed by:
Skagit River Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RoyalT on 05-07-2004)
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 38 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by zacharius:
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zacharius

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a dark black body with a foamy tan head, everything a stout should look like. The aroma is roasted malts, baked bread, yeast esters with a hint of hop fruittyness. The baked bread/fresh yeast esters are a bit overwhelming. Taste is dark roasted malt with more hop bitterness and citrus flavor than normal for the style, this is all good though but there is a yeasty ester edge, same as the smell that I'm just not digging in this beer. Mouthfeel is medium thick. Drinkability is average, I had no problems finishing the 22 oz bottle but I don't think I'd want more than one.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2005 01:37:57 | More by zacharius
More User Reviews:
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 03:31:02 | More by rlee1390
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-25-2014 05:05:36 | More by Seattle_Suds
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JRod1969

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-25-2014 04:03:06 | More by JRod1969
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

01-12-2014 09:09:54 | More by Birdlegs
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Gaffattack

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-02-2014 03:30:30 | More by Gaffattack
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-07-2013 05:26:39 | More by Kopfschuss
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MasterCraft

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-05-2013 02:14:12 | More by MasterCraft
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-15-2013 10:11:40 | More by bernat1971
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C_S

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

08-22-2013 16:46:35 | More by C_S
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Liondiscs

California

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

08-21-2013 09:18:23 | More by Liondiscs
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-28-2013 04:10:58 | More by Hopmodium
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2013 21:18:32 | More by Smurf2055
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-31-2013 13:01:36 | More by drummermattie02
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dtivp

West Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
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..

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 16:11:08 | More by dtivp
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benbjb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-11-2013 02:09:54 | More by benbjb
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draheim

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 07:18:49 | More by draheim
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NEO68710

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

02-02-2013 00:50:21 | More by NEO68710
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-27-2013 20:27:35 | More by KiMiRaiK
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-05-2012 23:06:33 | More by adkieffer
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-26-2012 07:40:24 | More by muchloveforhops3
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Shawkabukoo


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-14-2012 05:55:18 | More by Shawkabukoo
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-18-2012 13:19:51 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A gorgeous pour, pitch black with a 2 finger head of billowy foam that brings some good lacing.

The smell is of a very Malt forward Imperial Stout, bits of chocolate here and there, some roast, and a hint of dark fruits.

Big notes of sweet and dark chocolate kick things off, fairly light on roasted malt, a goodly amount of coffee, especially in the finish and the aftertaste. I don't get any dark fruit in the taste but I reckon it doesn't need any.

I really like this and it's very drinkable with the smooth overall mouthfeel I get from it. I'm too pleased to have had a chance to try it. You should too.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 23:32:41 | More by Bitterbill
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5%

04-04-2012 15:59:18 | More by sharpski
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Trumpeter Imperial Stout from Skagit River Brewery
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