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RATINGS: 2940   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 2011-01-30, bb Oct 21 2014, 1 year old, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Black color; generous brownish head. Wonderful aroma, perfectly mixing the roasted malts, cream, hops, yeast, roasted nuts, cookies, cardboard. Powerful body, but the mouthfeel is cut by the presence of heavily roasted malts; very strong flavor of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, a bit peppery; even in this shrine of roastiness the hops manage to be noticed; there is also some liquorice, light tar, minimal alcohol perception, bitter oranges tongue pricking; moderate sugar. Strong bitterness in the end, with the powerful coffee and roasted malt in evidence but not excessive. Lovely.

2010-08-06, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Black color; generous, frothy head. It has a nice aroma of hops and black malt; light soap and cheese too; dust and pepper. Strong body and strong flavor; roasted malt, mainly, with pure chocolate, and a lot of hops. Always a beautiful brew.

2009-11-10, at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Black color; big creamy, beige head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, hops, a bit cheesy, very light alcohol and wet cardboard; not strong but quite articulated. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel, with an immediate alcohol kick; good mix of chocolate flavor, roasted malt and caramel; strong bitterness, both from hops and the roasted malt. Very powerful beer, but well balanced, and with some complex edge; excellent.

2004-03-26, 9-4-8-5-17=43
Dark brown color. Very interesting aroma (not explosive), very good mix of liquorice, malt, caramel, roasted malt, hop. Similar taste, powerful but IMO also harmonious. Strong final. Thanks Philippe (Bov) for sharing this bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2004
Bottled. Black with a thick juicy brown head. Hoppy as can be. This beer smelt, tastes and felt like an Imperial IPA. I could believe the hops. Lovely either way. Good looking beer that drinks magnificently. Yet another happy deli treasure.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (11225) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
dark black beer with a THICK deep moka head which stays on forever. Lots of pacific hops with a bit of vanilla (would think this is an IPA). Wonderful sweet choclate with hops married together, roasted, alcool warmth copmes out clearly but not overbearing, almost fruity at times, very complex and excellent body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 Bottle - The coffee/bitter chocolate taste and the part bitter/part sweet aftertaste make this a top notch beer. I would love to try this on tap. NOTE: I would wait at least 6 months from the date on the bottle to drink this. It improves greatly given at least that amount of time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8570) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Another great beer from Victory. Storm King is a fabulous imperial stout. Very complex, not overpowering, and smooth as silk. It is what I would call a semi-sweet stout (like non sweetened chocolate chips) with overtones of mocha. It has a nice stout aroma, great malty complexity with a bold, non-cloying aftertaste. I have had this on tap but not yet in bottles.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2004
pours out pitch black, with a tan head that lasted most of the glass. poured it close to room temp. this was a great stout, the best that i believe i have had. strong flavor of coffee, thick and warming. alcohol is concealed VERY well, and it was only until i got to the end could i detect the prescence of alcohol. awesome beer

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Looks like a shot of express, very mild aroma of roasted malts. Light bodied for imperial stout, alcohol is well hidden ,smooth, well crafted beer. No yeast flavors almost lager like it’s so clean flavored.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (30676) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2004
What a great beer to celebrate my 1.500th rating. Thanks to Jeppe (BierKönig) for sharing this one with me. It pours black and has a fine brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of smoke and coffee. And the flavor is sweet too with notes of smoke and coffee before the sweetness gives way to a great bitter end. A fantastic flavor in a fantastic beer with a great body. This is the best beer I've tasted so far - and comes very close to 5.0.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
This is a monster. I have never before seen a beer that light can not penetrate. In the darkness lurks a strong massively hoppy and burnt taste. A mature drinker's delight, but the thought of more than a couple of these in a row is enough to give me bed spins. Savour!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2004
12 oz bottle with date Nov 21 2003. Great malty aroma that fades really fast. Get a whiff quick. Head fades even faster than the aroma - great label on a dark beer. Dry, bitter stout - are my taste buds shot?. Really roasted - talking campfire charcoal here. Don't taste the alcohol, but it will probably smack me later.


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