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RATINGS: 2839   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3357) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Sweet coffee aroma wafts lazily from this stormy oil-colored imperial stout that is topped with an expresso head. This beer falls flat in most other aspects. Flat body, with mild coffee flavor followed by a parching dryness. The palate is left with an unflattering burnt coffee finish. This beer is synonymous to coffee that has sat out to long and cooled. On a positive note, I was surprised this drink was so potent--it succeeds in masking the high alcohol content.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2007 a fantastic hoppy imperial stout Re-rate 5/26/07: Still good, just not great to me anymore. Seems to have lost some mouthfeel and gained some harshness in the bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
During the time in my life when I was really into Stouts this was one of my favorites.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2002
A would have given it higher on the palate, but my bottle was a bit too carbonated. May have been an old one though. Nice, smooth and heavy otherwise. I donít usually enjoy a beer this coffee-like or bitter, but this one is definately an exception.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Beautiful black color with a brown head. Coffee and molasses on the nose and the palate. Very complex tasting beer. Definately can taste the alcohol in this puppy. Excellently bitter on the finish. They donít lie when they say 9.1% alc. Itís got a damn nice kick.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2002
Heavy hop and alcohol aroma. Small white head that quickly disappeared. Almost black appearance. Initial very very heavy dose of hops with a long very very hoppy finish. Moderate sweetness. Medium body with slightly oily texture. Very astringent and lightly alcoholic finish. If you like hoppy beers give this one a try, but this one wasnít personally to my liking.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisvonsimson99 (8) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2002 does not count
Excellent astringent hoppiness in the finish as well as at the start. Strong stuff!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2002
Holy cow! This is by far the best stout of any variety Iíve ever had. Deep, opaque brown-black color with a minimal brown head that disspates quickly. Very strong roasted malt flavors with bitter chocolate and milk chocolate present. Surprisingly, there is an abundance of citric hops in the nose, flavor and bitter aftertaste. Alcohol barely noticable in the nose or flavor profile. An incredible beer from an incredible brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaddogandPonch (8) - St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
Heavy and chocolatey looking, very dark, good aroma, very stouty, will put you under the table in 3 or 4, palate is not heavy but strong, overall impression is good to great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2002
I had it from a cask and it is an excellent example of an imperial stout.


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