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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (821) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Black with a silky head. Big boozy aroma with a sweet smooth vanilla, oaky. Hints of roast ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a modest fine bubbled khaki head into this glass. It retains on the average/below average side, with some spotting present here. The nose is cracker crust, light marshmallow, caramel and chocolate, with mild bourbon presence. The flavor profile has a medium body for the style - it begins with modest chicory, graham cracker, moving to a hint of vanilla here. Chocolate and roast rear their heads here, and it moves to the barrel presence near the finish, but it is modest. Bittering notes near the finish - In some ways, it underwhelms, but overall, a nice enough attempt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours tar black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt. Outstanding flavor with vanilla, chocolate, notes along with subtle bourbon and some hop bitterness. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (492) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Opaque black, thin mocha head. Wood, chocolate, bourbon, and little coffee. Light sweetness, bitterness in the back, and oaky dryness. Smooth, full bodied, and moderate booziness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Odense catch-up from the cellar. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice and bourbon with dark chocolate notes. Sweetish oaky and licorice flavour with plenty of dark chocolate flavour

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pour is black with a large bubbly tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate, roasted malts, prunes, plums, and oak. Flavor has vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate, wood, milk, and nuts. Finish is a bit thin and boozy. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (4254) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2011 bottle. Pitch black body, large khaki head, soapy lacing. Big bourbon nose with chocolate, licorice, coffee, roast, and earth. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, silky, lingering finish with a touch of heat and earthy bitterness. I think age has treated this well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
750ml bottle, purchased from Dilly Cafe for $11. Bottled 11/10/2011. Corked. Shared with friends. Dark, very dark brown color. Near-black. Thin light brown head. Couple bits of lace. Nice smoky, roast malt, big dark chocolate aroma. Light bit of vanulla, hint of wood tannin, hint of dark fruit - nice complex aroma, and good, more bitter taste. Like storm king, this stout definitely has more bitter, pronounced hops than average. Good earthy hop. Dan H says he thinks it smells like a port. Coconut, coffee and chocolate, hea says. "Cognacy barrel woody taste", he says. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, little sweet. Just a light hint of the alcohol, very pleasant overall. Gets awesome as it gets to room temperature. Nice and creamy, never gets too sweet. Great stuff. Better than expected. This held up just fine, drinking great at 2 years old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2013
750 ML bottle purchased @ Nikki’s Liquor’s in R.I. Bottled Nov, 20 2011. Nose is spicy rye bourbon with chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor is spicy bourbon up front with coffee, raisins, chocolate and a decent amount of hops for such an old bottle. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth/ low carbonation. Moderately lingering bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is completely hidden and is easy to drink. Texture is on the oily side. Body is on the full side yet doesn’t fill you up or bloat the stomach. Overall, really great imperial stout.

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