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RATINGS: 2837   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2002
DARK, like a Guiness. Rich head, but doesn’t last long. Lovely floral sweet aroma with a hop character, but malty in the background. Flavor is hoppy, but not bitingly so. It’s actually fascinatingly rounded bitterness. It’s got all the flavor of hops, but little of the bite. Amazingly simple, but there’s definitely craft to getting the hops an malt to balance in such way that you have the sweet characters of both with none of the bitterness of hops and none of the cloying-ness of malt. Pretty amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11581) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2002
I’d say this beer’s as black as night, but here in the city, night is so much lighter that there’s no comparison. The beer has a great balance between the roasty/coffee malt intensity and the big cascade hop attack. The alcohol is well masked -- were it not for the label, you’d have no idea how much there is. Wonderfully smooth body. Damn this is a fine beer!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jazz88 (2562) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Bottle. A rich, grainy, deep, dark, roasted & toasted, chocolate, semi-sweet, bitter, creamy rich delight. A wine-like alcohol kick, but so light and smooth it masks the intensity. The Aftertaste is long and bitter with a trace of sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2002
After spending approximately $20 (for 4!) to order these from Vintage Cellar, I really wanted to like it. I was anticipating its delivery for some time. Initial response: it was just ok. I don’t know if I need to let it settle a little more, or what. I thought the color was a little light for an imperial. And I thought I could taste Cascade hops ... could this be right? Cascade in a stout? Just seemed a little out of character. I would/will drink this beer again in a few weeks and see if deserves a re-rate. Presently, however, I will stick with Bells Expedition or Rasputin.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Suttree (5212) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Initial roasted barley / coffee flavors gives way to a huge hop finish. High alcohol, but you have to read the label to find it out. Excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2002
What a complex stout! Pours out to a beautiful black with a taste of coffee, malt, hops and Al K. Hall on finish. A very good stout. The alcohol at 9.1% is hidden very well in the beer. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2002
Very good stout! Very dark with a beige head. The aroma was unique for a stout....hoppy in addition to the usual roastedness. The flavor was very complex, where Old Rasputin has the alcohol taste, this stuff has sweetness....yum!

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!


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