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RATINGS: 3001   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2769) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2015
December 8, 2015. Bottle at home, best before december 9, 2019.
Black with a creamy tan head sticking to the glass. Aroma is ash, dark berries, salty licorice, some earthy notes, milk chocolate, sweet toffee and vanilla. Taste is light sweet and quite bitter. Finish is roasted malts with cocoa, hints of ash, coffee, sweet dark berries, licorice, toffee and vanilla. Medium bodied, quite creamy, soft to average carbonation.
Good, nice roasted character and not too sweet but still creamy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (1266) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Medium dark sugary brown foamy head. Aroma is sugar, cake, berries, leather, chocolate, nail polish remover, oak, bread, cinnamon. Taste is sweet of licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (3342) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 2, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black color, brown head that drops to a cover, lots of lace streaks. Aroma of malt and molasses. Taste is full-bodied roasted malt with molasses and dark fruit that moves through the swallow to a lightly bittered finish. Big and bold, well-balanced and complex. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1254) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
DAA; Bottle 355ML., from Vinmonopolet. Pours large, black with a frothy to creamy, lacing and tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted, malt, moderate chocolate, coffe, ash, light liqorice and prunes. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with lasting dry roasted, ligh burned finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hallstein (393) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2015
0,355 bottle from Vinmonopolet Valentinlyst - Pours a dark jet blak with a dark brown head. Aroma has tons of roasted malt, dark sweet bread, raisin, plum, some hoppiness in there, slight vanilla. On the flavor i get tons of roastiness, slightly sweet bread, tons of bitterness, slightly sour (did they hit their correct mash pH?...) and a lingering dry malty finish. Quite good, but not among my favorite imperial stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Lillemarkens. Very dark brown. Some brown head. Coffee and vanilla nose. Some alcohol. Quite smooth. Sweet start, bitter ending. Thick body. Soft carbonation. Dark chocolate, fruit, raisin, vanilla flavour. Also some citrus. Good, standard styled imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (879) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
Pours black with dark tan head. Aroma is complex, cofee, caramel. Taste is also complex, has balanced coffee, full mouthfeel, smooth. Slightly burnt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2015
Black colour, off white head, aroma of coffee, roasted malts, vanilla and oats. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Medium body, almost creamy texture, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (1050) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from McHughs. Pours black with lasting tan froth head. Aroma is chocolate, lactose, roast malt, hazelnut, sweet berry, grass, toast, pine. Flavour is sweet lactose, coffee raspberry almost, sweet milky chocolate. No hint of abv. Slight bitter sweet finish. Really balanced. Lovely hurling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2015
(Victory Storm King Imperial Stout) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.1% Black colour on the body, good sized dark brown head on top, with very good retention. Nice aroma, sweet, with chocolate, prunes, light roasted malts, cocoa, molasses. Taste is sweet at first, with molasses, dark chocolate, then a light bitterness. Roasted malts, mocha, coal, ligh hops too. Medium thick body with good carbonation. Very nice.


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