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RATINGS: 2852   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Wow.A rich flavorful beer.Black as night when poured.Has huge hints of coffee and lots of hops.This finished very smooth and clean

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3015) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Midnight black with a velvet fuzz of head. The strong pine notes in the aroma were unexpected but very welcome as were the dark, malty notes of coffee and raisin. Creamy and thick with somewhat aggressive carbonation. Big malt presence and loads of hoppy bitterness. It almost tastes like an American IPA crossed with stout. A unique and masterfully brewed beer. Easily one of the finest of it's style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Crude Oil...Texas Tea. Wow! This is one beautiful stout. Great floral nose with roasted, malty goodness to accompany. Slightly bitter on the back of my tongue. Not as roasted of a flavor as I'd anticipated, nor the alcohol burn. Very well balanced stout. Makes cold weather very tolerable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2003
This one pours a very dark color with a medium tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass. It is very thick during the pour. The aroma is of hops, roasted nuts, malts, chocolate, coffee - great aroma - very complex too. The flavor was extremely smooth conisidering the syrup-like pour. Very very smooth. Tasted of a mixture between dark chocolate and roasted malts with some hints of coffee, molasses. It's a little sweet with hints of alcohol as well and the flavor lingers for a while. Great beer here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2003
The pour was thick and created a beer that was black as the day is long, with one of the finest heads I've yet to see. It just doesn't stop! Aroma is far more hoppy than I would expect. Grapefruit, roasted malt, and vanilla. The mouthfeel is incredibly thick, like drinking velvet. Alcohol is better hidden than Jimmy Hoffa's body. Much more delicate than other imperials I've sampled. Excellent use of bittering hops. A fine stout to warm ones soul

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2003
Nice dark brown color, almost black. Big hoppy taste, but very pleasant to me, and I don't generally like hoppy beers. Some coffee taste to it. I should go have more now...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2003
(Bottle) Aroma of rich roasted malt, molasses and hops. Coffee-like in color, this is a rich, complex, stout. Being a hop head, I like the strong infusion of hops. Flavor is of hops, bitter-sweet chocolate, and coffee. Nice bitter finish assures no cloying remnants remaining on your palate. Excellent!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1029) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
november 2003 bottle: light creme texture, sweet coco flavor then bitter and tart coffee aftertaste. reminds me of guinness, but this gives me more flavor and character. i like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4612) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2004 (Bottle) Thin, dissipating head and opaque body. Minute, white flakes. Strong coffee and cocoa malt nose. Initially tart which a whipping coffee taste bringing you into a lasting bitter chocolate finish. Excellent. Many thanks to Hopscotch for the hook-up... (4.1/5) UPDATE: Pours a brown head and a opaque body. Nose of cascade hops. Creamy, smooth and oily. Bitter hop finish. Likely the worst of the evening! (3.1/5)

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Trumpy (4) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2003 does not count
This is my favorite stout I have come across. I love it. Its a bit hard to find though. I like it a little more than alesmith speedway. This is a very thick beer, and you wouldnt know the strong alcohol content unless you read the label.


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