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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.


4.1
   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 (1570) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2006 November 2006. Bottle best before 011005. Black body, creamy tan/brown head and moderate lacing. Sweet dark malt in the aroma with moderate dark fruit and muted roast. Flavour is much rounder than the younger version. Decent amount of chocolate with a restrained bitter roast. Starts out sweet and the bitterness grows as the glass goes on. Smooth medium-full bodied palate seduces the tongue. This is delightful - a more prominent aroma would bump the score up a fair bit. 7/4/8+/4/5/17 - 4.1 <P> January 2004. Bottle. If your going to make a stout, make it Imperial by gum! Velvety black body carries a mocha coloured crown upon it. The aroma pours forth a melange of hoppy espresso. Roasty makes an appearance at the party and leaves before it overstays its welcome, which I appreciate greatly. Roasty gives way to sweet malt garnished with a pleasant hoppy bitterness. 7/4/8/5/17 - 4.1

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2004 Sweet malty aroma, some black berries. Little fizzy caramel coloured head quickly disipates. Thick jet black. Gorgeous mouth feel. Big Roasty flavours, blast of fresh coffee. Nice balance of sweetness with the burnt sugar. Good balance with the alcohol. Earthy notes with some berry accents. Spicey finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2004 Tasted in Toronto from LCBO (the finally got this one in to the GTA area). Tasted in Maudite snifter. Tasted at 9C. Colour is jet black. No light passing through - absolute absorbtion. Initial large tobacco-tan head settles in nicely to the edges of the snifter. Aroma has a strong hoopy nose. Both floral finishing hops and palate bitterness hops are evident. Spicy. Flavour has several notable dimensions: bitter burnt taste, molassis hints, bitter hop start, middle and finish.


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