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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
c1raider (42) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
From the start: vanilla, moderate carbonation, malt, alcohol, tiniest touch of chocolate. Would not buy again, does nothing well

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
teromous (114) - - JAN 31, 2015
(from the label) Enjoy By: 10 JUL 2019 C442 P

Appearance: Black body with a narrow foamy light tan head. Fades quickly to a ring.

Aroma: It has an oak barrel aroma and some strong caramel scents. The bottle doesn’t say anything about barrel aging but it has that woody smell. There is a bit of pine in there too. All of this is very subtle, but if you take the time it will really come through.

Taste: Interesting. It has a very strong pine and mint quality, backed by this acrid smokey charcoal flavor. It’s a lot like what camping in the woods would taste like. It probably sounds funny but that’s what it is to me.

Mouthfeel: It has this sharp bite that kicks you in the pants. It can be pretty harsh if that’s not what you’re looking for in a stout. It’s the type of beer you’d want to drink with some sort of snack to cleanse the palate. Nobody would ever say this beer is boring.

Overall: It was a beer that was worth trying. It had a strong presence that really does define what I’d expect from an American Stout. Lots of flavor and palate-shocking presence that makes it worth drinking. If there was an eagle perched in the forest somewhere with a crown on and a beer in his claws, this would be it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1115) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours a deep brown color with an aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is similar, with a semi burnt flavor, burnt toast, and nuts. A slight bitter aftertaste after the swallow with a tinge of chocolate left on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (730) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours black as the ace of spades with a massive, frothy, tan head that stays an eternity of black nights. Wild, wooly, sticky lacing. Nose is malty and rich, but dominated by bright piney hop notes. Taste is decidedly bitter and hop heavy, but quite complex and appealing. Long-lingering bitter finish. Full bodied brew with lively carbonation. This is a very enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAlicious (3) - - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
Välbalanserad stout. Skumkrona 1-2 cm. Vackert espressofärgad kropp. Smakrik och komplex med kaffe och mörk choklad som dominerande smaker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackflag321 (539) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2015
12 oz bottle pour to snifter. I’ve read several other recent reviews that wax eloquent on the qualities of this beer. Read them: they are right on. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gdubu493 (44) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Aroma: Roasted chocolate, malt, char. Slight boozy smell. Appearance: Dark chocolate, black coffee color. Thin. right, crystal clear, golden, orange. Gorgeous, thick, creamy, coffee colored, three finger head that disappeared slowly. Taste: Malted, bitter chocolate, earthy, chewy. Slight tinge of alcohol in the front. Tightens up your mouth on the back. Alcohol is very well balanced with only a slight warmth present after the finish. Not complex. Palate: Dry, bitter. Overall: I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a glass in which I like to drink beer. Had big hopes for this beer and it was solid. RateBeer member Shark_Pants summed it best, "This is between an imperial stout and a black IIPA (sic) but probably just sits a little more on the stout side. Quite enjoyable, if unconventional.." #respectbeerbrethren

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours brown/black with a thick head. Aroma of chocolate. Lingering chocolate flavor with notes of fruit. Sweet with moderate hops finish. Complex. This is my go-to imperial stout. But when I can get it, I prefer Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Both are exceptional, but the latter is slightly more complex up-front.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (542) - Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2015
bottle best by 2019..pours a solid black hue with slight head..nose is a pleasant chocolate bar mixed with some vanilla and coconut in back..a bit of mild coffee as well..mouthfeel is solid all the way around..this is what a strong non barrel aged imperial stout should taste like..not overwhelming with booze or too much licorice action, all the way around very well done.chocolate malt is in perfect harmony..doesn’t drink anywhere near the 9%..more like half of that..very solid all around...


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