Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit too alcohol tasting for my likes, but a decent brew nontheless. I still prefer Samuel Smiths or The Old Rasputin Russian stouts.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent roasted malt flavor. The alcohol is nicely present. Very dark and very much a wonderful Imerial Stout. I loved it!!!
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of malt and alcohol.
Pours up a deep, dark almost black.
Dominant roasted malt and alcohol flavor.
The finish seems to last forever.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big roastiness in aroma. Hop bitterness, roasted malt, and alcohol work extremely well together. Almost a chewiness in the finish. A very good brew.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.