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RATINGS: 2794   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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With a huge, Pacific Northwest hop aroma & character upfront, Storm King subsides into massive, roast malt complexity. More flavor than mere words can adequately describe. Rich and substantial, it will warm your heart.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (767) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo tomada en junio de 2011. Con fecha de consumo pref para 2015. Recuerdos de color negro con espuma algo oscura. Cuerpo medio alto con 9.1 vol. Sabores y aromas de maltas tostadas. Buena, para repetir en cuanto se pueda.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours pretty much pitch black with a one finger medium tan head. Very good head retention and huge globs of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. The first thing that strikes me about the aroma is that there is a very distinct powdered cocoa/maple syrup note that seems odd. There is some pine that sneaks through underneath but it is predominantly malt showing through. The flavor really carries nothing of this maple syrup and cocoa note as the piney hops are the key feature. Coffee and roasted malt is in the background with a hint of chocolate but hops really rule. Fairly high bitterness throughout but a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Overall, this is somewhat of a cross between an imperial stout and a black ipa. Being a big fan of the latter style, I really like this beer. One I need to have more often.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (441) - - MAY 18, 2014
Transfer from BA rated on 1-27-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance - A beautiful deep black color which formed a huge billowing head. Upon pouring, the tan bubbles sweep up through the dark brew giving it an almost nitrogen driven pub brew appearance. Quite beautiful for a bottled beer. Smell - Was a bit weaker then would have been expected for the deep color and known abv. Dark dried fruits are the first to be detected followed by some mild roasted dark malts of chocolate and coffee. Taste - A roasty coffee and chocolate flavor first meet the tongue which then mixes with a sweeter more dried cherry and raisin taste. A very little bit of hoppiness works it way in toward the end and rounds out the beer quite nicely. Mouthfeel - A creamy brew with a very nice level of carbonation. A little chewy but in a good way. A nice body for this ~ 9 % abv brew. Overall - A very good beer for the price you pay. A good go-to for an everyday (well not everyday, but more regularly then the more expensive and comparable abv) strong stout.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndreasHaupt (9) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
It’s a deep black dark lady. Drank it with Erik at the chapter house in Ithaca. The smell has coffee and dried fruit in it. The taste is just incredible complex and depth. A bunch of malt combined with an interesting hoppiness that balances the malt. One of the best I (we) had so far.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sunni05 (30) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Smell the hops!! Pours and looks like a stout...but underneath that costume is a great black IPA! Hops on the nose...hops on the palate. Definitely an IPA in disguise. Love, love, love it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1022) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Black pour with tan head. Aroma of smoky malt,chocolate and caramel. Taste is bitter, sweet with a coffee finish. Bitterness is not overly strong, but lasts from start to finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Aroma- My first thought was of a Three Musketeers candy bar. Milk, dark chocolate and caramel up front. Roasted malts and a touch of dark fruit in the back. Sometimes I get dank hops. Other times, I pick up milk. Taste- Nice. Follows the nose pretty closely. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. I swear I taste nougat in there sometimes. Roasted malts, piney hops, a touch of dark fruit, and a shot of booze in the finish. Licorice shows up as it warms. Every taste is a little different.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttroha (232) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Tap from Maltitude. Dark brown with frothy white head.. Aroma of roast, expresso and malts. Taste of expresso, malts and chocolate. Heavy bodied. Slight carbonation. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBlueSky93 (15) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Review for thebeerguy. One of the best Stouts I’ve ever had. Expect early bitterness-surprising bitterness, sitting on your tongue. Then develops to a malty bitterness with coffee touches, roast malts, raisins and dark fruits. Beer has a slight fizz to it zapping at your taste buds. Finish is bitter with coffee and raisin with warm alcohol sensation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ester_ (92) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Black color, just a lace of foam. Aromas of grassy and resinous hops, roasted malt and smoked malt. Flavors of grassy and resinous hops, roasted malt and hop bitterness. Couleur noire avec un peu de mousse. Arômes de houblon herbacé et résineux, malt torréfié et malt fumé. Saveurs de houblon herbacé et résineux, malt torréfié et amertume de houblon.


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