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RATINGS: 2927   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
   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 (1036) - Petaluma, 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 (4762) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
A good american micro version of an imperial stout. I personally prefer the english version which does not use near as much hops. Sam Smith's is the classic version to me since it was originally brewed by an english brewer for the russian czars. I think that Sam's is a more acurate version of what was made back in the 1800's.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Black with a big brown head. Smells of coffee, scotch and milk, but dominated by a moldy and unpolished grassy hop nose. Big thick & smoky chocolate malt flavor with big scratching hops thoughout. Disgusting almost, doesn’t even resemble an imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Dark color. Head didn't last long but lacing did. A bit fruity in aroma. Alcohol very well masked. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2003
An excellent stout! Dark black in color with a reddish head that quickly dissipates. Great flavor - I'll have another!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Super dark with a nice milky brownish head. Complex flavors with a burnt malt finish. Leaves you with the feeling you just had a strong coffee or espresso. Damn good beer.


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