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RATINGS: 2923   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
totally black and blocks light like an eclipse. dense, chocolate brown head. ripe, fruity and sweet, alcohol certainly discernable. remeniscent of port wine, leathery and rich. espresso hints. VERY complex and rich. Front is of espressoand dark chocolate, becoming more bitter and dry all the way through to a dry burnt hoppy finish. complex and intense. shortly after a sip, sweet milk chocolate becomes noticeable among the citric hop bitters, potent alcohol and rich espresso. A real pleasure.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2004
Bottle. Nearly opaque with a brown head that mostly disappears. Nice roasted aroma, with some sweeter molasses notes, and a distinctive hoppiness. Full bodied, roasty, and oily, but with a piney and resiny hop character that works quite well to create a complex and contemplative overall flavor and lingering aftertaste. My experience has been that young bottles display a more obvious hop character. A very enjoyable, unique stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Bottle. Medium tan head. Dark black color. Aroma is hoppy and roasty with light chocolate and coffee overtones. Delicious and balanced flavor. Has alcohol finish that is quite warming, especially when there is 4 inches of ice covering my city so that I can't go to the store for beer. The palate is a little light for such strength, which I suppose is due to the high amount of hops. Great beer, though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Very good stout. Full bodied and black. thick creamy head which suits the very smooth mouthfeel. Quite bitter, but the beer becomes more appealing when warmed. The aftertaste is pleasant, with lingering notes of the roasted malt finishing with a blend of chocolate malt sweetness and then bitterness which blends well with the distinct hop character. As it warms I detect a mocha flavor which really seperates this beer from other stouts, a bit too bitter I feel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2004
Thick dark black beer. Short lived head was milk chocolate in color. Sweet chocolatey malt aroma. Impressive flavour, deep burnt malt , sweet bitter hop notes. This is one fantastic beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Black and impressive. Aroma is burnt malts and dark chocolate. Taste is bittersweet with a dry finish. Great stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Dark brownish-black color with a brown head. Very hoppy aroma, with a fair amount of roasted malt. Very hoppy flavor, with a lot of sweet roasted malt. Slightly dry bitter hops finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Pours a slightly translucent black, with a smaller brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate and nuts predominate. Very full bodied, with a nice coffee flavor. One of the best.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1550) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Lush, roasted malt, toasted grain aroma. Has a dark appearance that light could not penetrate. Small head. Full-bodied, rich coffee flavor with a trace of tobacco in the taste. Generously hopped, with a tasty bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djrevnoir (26) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Dark colour, thick palate. Incredibly complex flavour, though I'm too tired and lazy to really get into typing about it any more right now.


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