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RATINGS: 2838   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (179) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours black with a white frothy head which clings to the inside of the glass nicely. Aroma is quite subdued and the taste is bitter with a watery mouthfeel for the style and the ABV. Very disappointed considering the high reviews it has received. Feels like it would have benefitted from aging and the other bottle I have will be aged to see if this improves the rather two dimensional taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2200) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle: Ruby-tinted, dark brown pour. Tan head fades quickly to a very thin collar. Super rich aroma of fudge cake, chocolate drizzle, roasted malts, charred woodsiness, burnt caramel, faint molasses & licorice, & a good balance of sweetness to counteract the ashy, charred aspect. Decadent, almost. Equally robust flavor, heavier on the roast, char, mild ash, & bitter side of the bean with a little bit of dark cacao & dried out coffee grounds that last for a while. Just the smallest hint of burnt caramel malt sweetness hangs around as a counterpoint. Pretty nice mouth feel, large enough to be satisfying. Nice stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (653) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of hoppy resin and dark malt and chocolate. It has dark malt, chocolate, and some resin throughout the flavor, leading to a semisweet finish over a heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Artichoke (81) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
No head, chocolate nose. Bold hoppy front with a chocolate, roasted malt and lingering bitter hop finish. Too much hop for me, but a great clean stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2951) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, brown pour, tan head, nose is chocolate, taste is very chocolate, maybe some espresso, rich and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1625) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle anchorage Sheff. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffee choc roasted malts taste same good sweetness good malty backbone good piney bitter finish. Medium body. Decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (89) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
Very hoppy aroma for an imperial stout. Roasty notes in the taste but with the hops still present. Bordering an imperial black IPA. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (307) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pitch black with a mocha head. Aromas of roasted barley, molasses, espresso, and bitter chocolate. Taste is more of the same with a bitter hop presence as well. Full Bodied and delicious. Will cellar well!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2271) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
On tap at CBB a big dark cocoa & clay aroma. It has solid citrus hops and roasty black malt goodness. Honestly when I tasted it I thought it was a Black IPA so for me it was good but a bit of a disappointment after all the hype I’d hear about this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (228) - HONG KONG - SEP 14, 2014
From Ales & Lagers in KL. Pitch black with fine tan head and huge sticky legs. Smells deeply richly bitter, leathery tobacco, roasted malt, slight spice, dark fruit. Taste is bitter, coffee, bit of umami. Thin-medium body with some slickness but a little too frothy. Big beer. Very good.


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