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RATINGS: 2827   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1334) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours totally black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roasty, chocolate, coffee and some smokiness. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty finish. Damn good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rolimcarmo (11) - - SEP 7, 2014
Black opaque, thick and beige head. Coffee, chocolate, molasses aroma. Licorice, coffee, smooth malt taste. Medium full body, warm, astringent finish. Very good imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (248) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Way solid beer...very easy drinking....almost scary how fast it went down....wow awesome display!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
majorbase2 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a deep, dark brown with a huge chocolatey brown foam head. Good lacing. Aroma is immediately noticeable -- huge roasted chocolate and coffee malts with licorice. Taste leads with dark fruits, and a bit of booze. One of the hoppier Stouts Iíve had. Chocolate and coffee malts arenít quite as strong as in the aroma. Not the strongest Stout youíll find, but a pleasant taste and easy to drink. This is an easy drinking Stout. Strongly recommended.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jamesthebrit (268) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 Grassy. Hoppy.. Like ipa hoppy... Nose has tobacco. Tobacco on the finish. But hops overpower. Not a good stout. Different... And I donít like it. This beer is like drinking fresh grass clippings, which is definitely not good for a stout. I actually thought I had been served the wrong beer because I took a sip and said: this is a black IPA. But nope... itís a stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (963) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. "Enjoy by April 10, 2007". Pours an extremely dark brown with a big, frothy, tan cap. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, citrus, tropical fruit, caramelized apple. Taste is an extremely balanced bitter sweetness. Very creamy mouthfeel. Chewy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (667) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2014
12 oz bottle poured dark thick black with a creamy head. Aroma is roast coffee. Taste is coffee, dark cocoa, tangy and a bit boozy. Long bitter finish. Pretty good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (637) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is heavy roasted chocolate malt. A bit of hoppiness at the front of the tongue to balance out the thick roasty, chocolate malt flavor. Full bodied with a lingering roasty finish. This is quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is burnt sugar, roasted malts, taste is dry and bitter, roasted chocolate and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (231) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Coal black color, with a decent beige-brown head. Coffee bean defined nose, with sweeter malts and hints of floral hops. Tastes of chocolate, followed by coffee and metallic hints, due to a surprisingly high carbonation, which reveals tobacco and earth in the finish. Smooth, slightly fizzy, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied beer. Taste converts from warm chocolate notes to a bitter, slightly aggressive coffee bitterness with bitter, floral hops. A bready malt-backbone adds complexity and saves the balance of this beer. The aftertaste is slick coffee bitterness with a hot stinging peak on the tongue and throat, which stays remarkably long. Well balanced, with an intriguing complexity, still pretty straight-forward heading towards the bitterness.


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