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RATINGS: 2821   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog mail order. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of earthy malt, dark fruit and scotch. Roasted malt and smooth molasses flavours, with some prunes. Finish is dark rum, tobacco and burnt malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
12oz bottle Deep dark, near black, almost opaque body, verging on tan, borderline creamy head atop. Aroma is intense, hop dominant just for a point of difference; pine/cedar sap, resiny leafiness, bitter orange, grapefruit, touch of passionfruit and grass, with background of bitter chocolate & espresso. Full body, doesn’t give away much, oily creamy texture, lingering acrid roasted quality to it, lowish carbonation. Not as aggressive as many of this style; lots of coffee bean, burnt toast, charred meatiness, licorice, dried leafy herbs, citrus & tropical fruits come through a bit later with woody hop spice. Assertive bitterness on a long, slightly warm finish. Very good, a different offering in this "American-style" Imperial stout sub-sub catagory - perhaps a bit leaner & drier, reminiscent of a dry stout meets a DIPA. Nice regardless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swesson (230) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2014
From a four pack. Poured big and frothy. Tan head. Great lacing. Smells of hops, espresso, and prunes. Tastes very hoppy. Not as intense as a stout. A bit more like a black double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1631) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Keg @ Brewdog Birmingham. Pours black with tan head. Grainy coffee dregs, chocolate and a few chunks of mud. Strong with roasted malts and a rich alcohol warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog, Sheffield. Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Film of tan head. Cocoa. Liquorice. Dark fruit. Coffee beans. Taste is roast dryness. Lots of hop bitterness. Palate is creamy and smooth. Finish is light dry and big bitter. Easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2877) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; pitch black pour with a thin tan head, coffee and chocolate aroma, taste has dark roasted malts along with some plain chocolate, quality coffee.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
standupguy (41) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Nice billowy head, and deep black color. Beer was thick and a bit creamy on the palate. Just my opinion, but this beer was great in appearance but lacking in taste. Not truly a bad taste, just not my thing. Maybe I’m a purist but I don’t like the floral and citrusy taste of the hops in this beer. They just don’t mix well in a stout for me...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo tomada en junio de 2011. Con fecha de consumo pref para 2015. Recuerdos de color negro con espuma algo oscura. Cuerpo medio alto con 9.1 vol. Sabores y aromas de maltas tostadas. Buena, para repetir en cuanto se pueda.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (924) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours pretty much pitch black with a one finger medium tan head. Very good head retention and huge globs of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass. The first thing that strikes me about the aroma is that there is a very distinct powdered cocoa/maple syrup note that seems odd. There is some pine that sneaks through underneath but it is predominantly malt showing through. The flavor really carries nothing of this maple syrup and cocoa note as the piney hops are the key feature. Coffee and roasted malt is in the background with a hint of chocolate but hops really rule. Fairly high bitterness throughout but a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Overall, this is somewhat of a cross between an imperial stout and a black ipa. Being a big fan of the latter style, I really like this beer. One I need to have more often.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1234) - - MAY 18, 2014
Transfer from BA rated on 1-27-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance - A beautiful deep black color which formed a huge billowing head. Upon pouring, the tan bubbles sweep up through the dark brew giving it an almost nitrogen driven pub brew appearance. Quite beautiful for a bottled beer. Smell - Was a bit weaker then would have been expected for the deep color and known abv. Dark dried fruits are the first to be detected followed by some mild roasted dark malts of chocolate and coffee. Taste - A roasty coffee and chocolate flavor first meet the tongue which then mixes with a sweeter more dried cherry and raisin taste. A very little bit of hoppiness works it way in toward the end and rounds out the beer quite nicely. Mouthfeel - A creamy brew with a very nice level of carbonation. A little chewy but in a good way. A nice body for this ~ 9 % abv brew. Overall - A very good beer for the price you pay. A good go-to for an everyday (well not everyday, but more regularly then the more expensive and comparable abv) strong stout.


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