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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - NOV 25, 2002
Fresh hops and a perfumy nose. Black black color and spongy tan head. Chocolate and malt taste with bitter coffee tones. Pronounced hop taste too. Powerful, but an odd mix of a flavors - like a cross between a stout and an IPA. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Had it at a festival, don’t remember much about that day... but I remember this beer fondly

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Dark with a light chocolate head. On first sip I was completely taken back. The pronounced bitterness wasn’t the first thing I was expecting out of an imperial stout. Fairly medium texture, but as it sits on the tongue the more robust malt tones show. An excellent sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Sharp cocoa, bitter, alcohol aroma. At times it actually smelled like dirty diapers to me! The flavor was full of bitterness and alcohol...very strong tasting beer. There were tones of licorice, tobacco, chocolate, and wood in the flavor as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonpop99 (2) - USA - NOV 21, 2002 does not count

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Chocolatey espresso goodness! Nice pour and great warm aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3030) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Imperial Stout Blind Tasting notes (11-16-02): Big hops, some chocolate, burnt. Mouthfeel feels a little thinner than you’d expect from the well formed head. <P>It seems that the trip in the mail may have done a little harm to the beers in the package this beer came in because it and 2 others seemed a little light on the head. Still, this slight defect did little to detract from the quality of the beer. Huge roasty, burnt malt hits the nose strongly hinting of coffee with lighter hints of caramel. The flavor pops your taste buds with more coffee, and caramel. Very rich and a bit sweet. The palate is a bit grainy, but still creamy without being to heavy. My first experience with the imperial stout has been a good one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Floral citrus hop aroma doesn’t seem to make sense at first coming from the purple black liquid without head. Huge roasted nuts and bitter chocolate shock the palate - just the opposite of what to expect from the hop aroma. The finish comes full circle and the sweet floral hops linger. An interesting and intriguing imperial stout, well done.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2002
This beer approaches near perfection, albeit if you’re a hop head desiring a nice stout. Aroma is more hops than anything else. Taste consists of more hops, cocoa & lightly toasted malts. This beer pours extremely well out of the bottle too.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (7572) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Another winner from Victory. Bottled on 10-25-02. Thanks to urbnhautebourg for hooking me up with this one! Being a Stoutie I was really looking forward to this one and I was not let down. I was reminded of a cold cup of coffee as I poured, it was that color. Aroma of coffee, dried fruit and chocolate. Wood-burned flavor of malt, alcohol and espresso kept my interest throughout. I’d like to try a bottle that has aged a bit next time, because I have the feeling it would be even better. Thanks to Victory for living up to their name again!


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