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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (325) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2015
Jet black and completely opaque with small coffee coloured head. Rich aroma containing molasses, raisins, espresso coffee and dark chocolate with some citrusy black IPA smells as well. The taste has loads of sweetness, roastiness, bitterness and dryness - with all the flavours hinted at by the aromas, along with plenty of charcoal in the finish. Full bodied, sticky and has a light bite on the tongue. This is between an imperial stout and a black IIPA but probably just sits a little more on the stout side. Quite enjoyable, if unconventional.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matku (28) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Svart øl med beige lavt skum,lukter sjokolade og kaffe,det smaker mest kaffe,den er litt salt

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (689) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Svart farge med beige skum. Aroma av kaffe og mørke stenfrukter. Fyldig og salt i smak. Hadde håpet på enda mere smak. Litt tam. Men absolutt god!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1533) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Mørke frukter, kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Fyldig. Salt og bitter smak. Lakris, kakao og espresso. Medium kullsyre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSkull (1347) - SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
(Bottle). Aroma of hops, orange, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Nice taste of roasted malt and dark chocolate combined with prominent fresh flavors of hops. Prominent and well balanced bitterness in the finish with notes of salty licorice. Really nice beer that I could probably classify as a Black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5827) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget Black with a medium, tan head. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma along with citric hops. Milky chocolate in the flavour along with coffee. Rather sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (210) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a can glass, and already guessing I should have asked for two in the trade. The pour is off-black with a dense, soft, milk-chocolaty head, a rich brown eddy of even darker foam swirling about the surface. The aroma is tantalizing and strong, not something I’m used to with an imperial stout. Generally I have to get much closer to gain this much accent without tipping the glass. The head is losing its strength, but I can see it won’t give up easily. The first sip is basic roasted coffee, dark flavors, a bite on the back of my tongue. The second brings forth a hops bitter and the flavor profile is becoming more complex as I take each mouthful. Each breath in brings more roasted malt, deeper and darker each time; each sip bringing the brew to the back of my tongue and draping it in a heady bitterness. Again, I find a brew that mirrors my favorite coffee...dark, muddy and roast forward! The palate is perfect, slightly sticky, creamy as hell. It’s nicely carbonated without an over-the-top fizzy that destroys the whole experience of some imperial stouts, but enough to give it life and let it play over your senses. I’m almost finished with the glass and the head is still strong and thickly layered over the surface. The lacing is impressive for this style, and covers most of the empty glass with a consistent, khaki web. Enjoying the heck out of this and wishing again, that I had another to finish my evening!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (789) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Kol svart öl med ett tätt, brunt skum. Doft: Kaffe, choklad, rostat/rökt, söt frukt kaka, kryddor, söt lakrits. Smak: Malt, rostat, karlssons fyrkant, kakao, besk lakrits, "godis malt", romerska båga, mycket humle. God öl med vill ha mer smak.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (1707) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Wonderful aroma of dark malt and dark fruits. The flavor is coffee, soy, light fruitiness and dark chocolate. Very good mix. Heavy bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the mouth forever. Really good beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (360) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Flaska från systemet - Stor brödig doft. Helt ogenomskinlig med brunt skum. Brända toner som ger en bra beska men ändå en viss sötma. Fyllig kropp.


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