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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Since its arrival in 1997, our Storm King Stout has enticed folks to “discover the dark intrigue” as its label suggests. While enjoying that great imperial stout, we have been intrigued by the myriad of flavors it exhibits, and encouraged to test the limits of perception and pleasure by adding to the rich experience of Storm King Stout. So here you have such a exploration, involving Storm King Stout aged in oak barrels that once matured Kentucky bourbon. Blended to perfection, this one is surely dark and intriguing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle shared by DalzAle. Pours dirty motor oil with a creamy foamy khaki head that slowly fades to a foamy film with lacing. Aroma is big roasted malt cardboard and some marshmellow and bourbon. Taste is bitter chocolate and dark fruit with strong bourbon alcohol little marshmellow and soy. Palate is full and chalky with a warming dry finish. Solid would like another one for down the road.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Dark black pour, a little disc of dark carbonation and a nice mellow bourbon and wood aroma. Dark dry and roasty malt, chocolate, mellow vanilla and a little bourbon heat and peat on the aftertaste. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
A huge, bold dominating stout that rapes and pillages your palette. The barrel aging is evident, but so is the alcohol burn. Really good, but not as refined as I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Charcoal black pour, thick, sticky khaki colored head, nice coat of lacing. Aroma has hint so marshmallows, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is rich and full-bodied with a whole lot going on. Pick up some chocolate, wisps of vanilla, some coffee, black dirt earthiness, a touch of bourbon, some marshmallows and a roasty back end. Mouthfeel is sticky and thick. This was my Christmas Eve gift-wrapping companion!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Black pour with a tall, fluffy brown head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate and roasted malt in the aroma. Taste is roasted malt, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, molasses and booze. Body is medium with a smooth creamy carbonation and a soft alcohol warmth. Finishes with more roasted malt, bitter hops, dark coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, oak, molasses and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 Aroma: Considerable vanilla on the nose.. with some hoppy notes. Appearance: Pours black with limited head. Taste: Storm king with vanilla.. some burn on the tongue.. I had heard this is well over 10%.. despite what is said on the description. Palate: Syrupy.. but not sticky. Overall: Good for Christmas.. stings the tongue a bit but a solid taste of hops. This is enjoyable but I probably wouldn’t buy repeatedly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Aroma: Hints of bourbon, but mostly caramel and coffee aromas. Appearance: Black with a rich, tan head. Taste: Slight sweetness throughout, with hints of bitterness and sourness across the tongue. Palate: Full body, thick, oily texture, average carbonation, long finish. Overall: The whole bourbon thing doesn’t do it for me. I understand that it adds an extra dimension, but the flavors seem too conflicting in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 23, 2011
bottle. thin looking black pour with a small brown head. nose of oak and chocolate. the oak doesn’t really impart any bourbon notes though. flavors of kitchen table and dark chocolate. very warming palate with a medium body. abv is a bit hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Snifter at 45°. Color is black with mellow carbonation and a a tight brown head. Aroma is a rich and sweet roasted malt scent with oak and vanilla. It has a full body that goes down smooth with a lighter mouth feel. Flavor is much lighter then the aroma alludes to, with roasted malt, a touch of dried fruit, bourbon and a touch of oak then a bold bitterness. After taste is dry letting the oak stand out a little more. Overall its a great Imperial Stout , but like the Storm King the bitterness is a little more then I like in an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Aroma- some chocolate, plums, barrel characteristics, whiskey notes, all very soft and sensual Appearance- coal black with a thin white head and lingering lacing Taste- roasted qualities, bittersweet chocolate, nice barrel qualities, smooth bourbon notes, slight hop bitterness, finish is mildly dry and bitter Palate- medium-bodied, nice carbonation, quality mouthfeel Overall- Quite a bit better than the original Storm King imo. The barrel aging and bourbon notes transform this beer into something very sensual and luxurious. Nice beer Victory.

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