Dacrza (448) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: February 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter...OCCASION: a Storm King for 2014’s king of storms... APPEARANCE: intimidating fire-like lacing of brown head wreaths atop a raven-black body; slightly sporadic lacing... AROMA: oak, milk and peat; brighter, lighter hops tempt the nostrils...PALATE: full-bodied and ferocious; active and substantial from front to back; a welcome lingering aftertaste--keeps the secret of its 10% ABV like a concealed dagger...TASTE: immediately arresting hops clash with teeth; soft malt guides the throat; sweet as sugar--not as complex as expected... OVERALL: the victory in this beer is the balance of ABV and flavor--not on par with its Baltic Thunder, but being readily available in six packs makes this a "snowed in" companion worth seeking out ...
paintedmaple (314) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice dry stout with a very pronounced bitter finish...flavor of dark roasted grains and bittersweet chocolate predominate. Velvety mouthfeel.
alexfranko (7) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop aroma but not over powering nice black color with both head. Great malty, sweet taste and subtle hop finish.
Niall73 (906) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, dateless. Pours a very dark brown with an off white head. Dark fruit aroma with a very light hint of wood smoke and a little citrus. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. A fair amount of coffee happening, toffee, dark fruit too, but the hops come through a fair bit - lemon, grapefruit, pine. It certainly finishes with a pleasant coffee/choc/grapefruit bitterness which lingers. It’s nice enough, but not all that imperial stouty, or just stouty, actually. Closer to a double BIPA. Tasty though.
maley1 (624) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and hops, typical imperial stout. Taste of roasted malts, bitter stale coffee, cocoa, unsweetened chocolate, dry bitter hop finish. Very average imperial stout, so much better out there.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old tick. An original double black ipa of sorts but lets not kid, its an imperial stout.
Philym (586) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Orange, bread/toast, resinous, rye and floral.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and low sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt dry bitter finish with a developing sweetness and sourness from the burnt malty and fruity finish. Hint of smokiness.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
Beerhunter111 (3200) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
beerfest5 (1019) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice Imperial Stout, but one that doesn’t truly deliver on the aroma. I found that the aroma consisted of the traditional notes from a large stout; chocolate, coffee, etc., but also nice hoppy character almost like a black IPA. The taste however doesn’t really come through, its still a nice stout that went very well with the steak and salmon dish I paired it with.
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown, almost black with a very thick khaki head that stays the entire time. the aroma is dark roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and some faint hops. the taste is dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, some pine hop presence, and quite a bit warming with the alcohol.