Trickster | Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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15 Ratings
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Brewed by:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Colorado, United States
mountainsunpub.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Added by Bobikel on 02-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
15
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.6%
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of deereless
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maltlikker
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of condorsim
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was labeled as a stout, but tasted way more like a black IPA. it was more of a black IPA for sure. a let down from mountain sun on this one. the hops did not meld with the malts on this one.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of redleg411
2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of eawolff99
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

the trickster is just that, a tricky motherfrigger. it pours rich and black and smooth like any relaxed oatmeal stout. however, this sonofabitch will punch you in the temple with bitter hops. its mean and angry as far as the hops go, but mellow and smooth and stoned as far as the malt profile and feel go. a weird mixup of styles here, not sure i love it, but its something distinct. the feel is rich at first and smooth and tender like a child, but the finish is aggressive and pungent and rebelling, like a teenager looking for his identity. not sure where to place this one stylistically, but its pretty drinkable, if a bit of an oddity. not my favorite, but i am grateful for the effort here. uve never had a stout like this!

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vine Street Pub for stout month, I haven't had this in a couple years so I was excited. I remember this bring super hoppy and it still is. It's obviously black but it smells like simcoes, a little catty. The taste is like a single IPA snd a stout at the same time. Possible black IPA?

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy stout, on tap at the Boulder location in stout month. Very dark. Great aromas on this batch. Decent drinkability, average mouthfeel.More stouty than black IPA, so kinda tricks you.Chocolate malts.Bitterness from both th young unaged roasted barley and from the hops.

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Photo of emmasdad
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of six stouts we shared last night at the Vine Street Pub during Stout Month. Very much like a black ipa, big hoppy nose (pine and citrus), some roasted malt. On the palate, very drinkable, light to medium body, with more hops, roasted malt and chocolate. One of the better stouts we tried last night.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ok, so this stout is not your ordinary stout. usually i would review based on the common style, but MS explicity says this beer is for hop heads. And they are right.
Strong presence of hops in the nose. An other wise good looking stout, this brew is piney. Pine and burnt conifer is striking in the nose. Taste follows. If you close you eyes you may think you're drinking a Breck 471 with some roasted stout malt in the back. That's what this tastes like. I liked it, and with the intended goal being met, this beer gets a good review.

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Photo of rye726
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The Mountain Sun brews some fine stouts, but this one was a little off. It had a dark brown color with a nice tan head. The nose was of roasty malts and bitter citrus hops. Bitter and Roasted flavors fight my palate. This has a decent body, but just doesn't have the right balance.

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Photo of Bobikel
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The brewers call this an "American Hoppy Stout"

Appearance - Opaque black with a small creamy brown head. Good retention and descent lacing.

Smell - Quite hoppy, citrus dominates the nose, crouding out all other flavors, think of an IPA here.

Taste - Just like the smell, citrus, and fresh mint like, hops dominate and when combined with the roast malt creates a truely unique experiance. A nice coffeeness settles on the back of the tongue after swallowing. Not for everyone.

Mouthfeel - Thick and chunky with a nice even smoothness going down the throat.

Drinkability - Interesting attempt, but really good for only one glass. Something any beer geek needs to try.

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Trickster from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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