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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4302) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Very dark brown color with a slight ring of head.  Aroma is bourbon, wood and spiced dark malts. Heavy malts and maple. Flavor is dry and malty. Slight charcoal. Bitter finish with a light bit of smoked flavor. Pretty cool.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2661) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle. Thanks phillymonksman! A solid black color with a dark brown head. A wonderfully rich aroma of dark malts and chocolate. I love how well understated the bourbon is. Thankfully it does not have the overwhelming vanilla finish common in barrel aged beers. It has just the right touch of wood and the balanced smoothness that the barrel aging can add. A robust roasted malt and chocolate finish. What a delight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Huge thanks to corby112 for this as a bonus beer in our F2F - rock on, Craig! Big oily pour with a three-finger dimpled head. Nose was actually somewhat soft, compared to what I expected. Dry, dusty hops in the aroma, as is the case with the base beer, and there’s a woody but fairly muted bourbon addition too. Flavors were slightly different in this regard, though, as the barrel came on fairly powerfully, almost to the point that it obscured what I enjoy so much in Storm King. Body fairly thin, but not too much heat on the palate. Enjoyable enough as a BA stout, but most of the things I find distinctive and enjoyable about the base are just absent here, leaving as a remainder a competent but forgettable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle@RBWG, and more recently@the DFW Weekly via thirdeye--thanks. Black color/ brown head. Dry wood, dry chocolate, medium roast aromas. Sugary sweet vanilla flavors with dry wood, dark malt, espresso coffee to balance--good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
(750ml, bottled Nov 19 2010, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with spare beige head. Aroma of raisins, coconut, oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and toasted grain. Flavor of bourbon, toasted coconut, oak, toffee, caramel, and chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with Tim. Pours a pitch black cola with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of oak wood chips, vanilla, chocolate, malt and char. Taste of oak wood, light bourbon, chocolate, malt and vanilla notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackSwan (24) - Frisco (Dallas), USA - MAY 7, 2011
Pours a muddy dark brown body with a large creamy beige head. Aroma has a mixture of burnt substances: chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Mouth feel is full in body and high in warmth. Flavor is chocolaty with strong roasted coffee and a hint of brown sugar.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Shared by some kind soul at Dark Lord Day. Pours black with an espresso swirl head. The aroma is roasty coffee and has a distinct sweetness both in a malty and a bourbon like way. There is a fair amount of woody barrel like character, and I swear this has a light aroma of manure. The beer is fairly sweet but keeps that fruity hoppiness that is in the Storm King (that I love so much). The beer is pretty much all about decadent chocolate and bourbon though, really tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011

Bottle 750ml. @ UK-SCO Tasting in Ulfborg.

[ Courtesy of Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear dark black - red brown color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, light alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a long to average duration, coconut, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110409]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle at CL Rosso Batch 3 Release. Pours black with a bit of brown head. Smoky aroma with chocolate, roasted malt, chocolate, a hint of dark fruit. Don’t pick up on very much of the bourbon, very good though.


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