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RATINGS: 2770   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2002
A bit too alcohol tasting for my likes, but a decent brew nontheless. I still prefer Samuel Smiths or The Old Rasputin Russian stouts.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2002
Rich dark color, with a beautiful brownish head. Rich hoppy alcohol aroma. The taste is strong, has a lot of hops with a roasted chocolate flavor, the alcohol comes through a little too strong, but its still a very good beer. Judging from the months the brewer says its made Im guessing this beer is a little old. Its a little too bitter, but for the $1.50 it costs at my local liquer store I think I shall drink this often.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2002
Perfectly brewed Imperial stout, dark and thick with a little kick. Intense aroma, hops flavor come through nicely, thick mouthfeel, alomst chewy, rich roasted malt falvor, balanced and complex an excellent beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2002
An excellent roasted malt flavor. The alcohol is nicely present. Very dark and very much a wonderful Imerial Stout. I loved it!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2002
Out of curiosity I drank this head to head with Bellís Expedition. They are such completely different beers that the competition might have been a bad idea. Storm King explodes into action with a quick rising, quick dying huge rocky brown head. It comes on strong in nose and mouth with very hard edges of huge hops and roasted + chocolate bitters, and takes itís own time relaxing toward a balancing caramel at the bottom of the glass. Itís much more challenging to deal with than the Expedition, which is similarly huge in flavour but a hell of a lot mellower. No, the Storm King was begat by Macbethís Weird Sisters, methinks, as they blackened ... fennel seeds in sesame oil? and steeped them with herbs dark and wild.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2002
Smells of malt and alcohol. Pours up a deep, dark almost black. Dominant roasted malt and alcohol flavor. The finish seems to last forever.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2002
Big roastiness in aroma. Hop bitterness, roasted malt, and alcohol work extremely well together. Almost a chewiness in the finish. A very good brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2002
Suprisingly lively carbonation for a beer of this strength. Big strong roastiness balanced by nice northwestern hop charge. This beer hides its alcohol extremely well. Amazingly smooth and superbly enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2002
Not as good as I expected after reading the reviews. Too íburnt bitter,í and dry on the mouthfeel, to be ranked up there with A. Le Coq. Also, not nearly as good as Left Hand Imperial Stout, which is still the best US Stout made, and one of the best anywhere, as far as Iím concerned.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2002
Iím not much of a hophead, so perhaps thatís why Iím not enamored with this brew. Dark, yes, but bitter in a way I didnít like.


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