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RATINGS: 3002   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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.

bjt512's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. There, the purplish black liquid raised a one-finger milk chocolate colored head that faded to adequate but not lavish lacing. I’m a big fan of Victory, but usually am not keen on double stouts, so I was keen to sample this legendary beer. It turns out that my love of brewery proved the better indicator, as I found this beer highly satisfactory. A pleasant dose of grassy, tree bark-ish hops dominates the nose, and these palate-cleansing agents return in the beer’s finish. In between, you get espresso, baker’s chocolate, roasted nut skins, and a bit of browned flour. The palate proves surprisingly light for a double stout, meaning that you can still see your toes over your belly after you finish one. If you can still see the refrigerator, you might as well go get another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6943) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2016
Big beige head. Opaque black body goes hazy deep dark red toward edge. Mealy spicy roasty aroma with wooden notes. Sweet-dry roasty mineraly taste with chocolatey notes. Fullish body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry resiny spicy teak aftertaste with mineraly chocolatey notes. Clean, powerful-tasting, harmonic. A good beer. (0.355l bottle, from Systembolaget, Torp.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (236) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Piwo wypite z okazji 300 polubień Bloga Biroholik.
Chmiel: Pacific Northwest
Kolor: Czarny. Słabo prześwitujący.
Piana: Gęsta, kremowo-beżowa, czapowata o drobnooczkowej strukturze. Bardzo długo utrzymuje się na szkle. Lacing jest tak piękny, że nie sposób prawie znaleźć czyste miejsce w górnej części szkła.
Zapach : Czuć mocne chmielenie. W aromacie nuty kawowo-czekoladowe. Mało słodkich akcentów. Gdzie niegdzie subtelne akordy lukrecji i karmelu. W tle zaznacza się delikatna wędzonka.
Smak: Bardzo aksamitny, harmonijny. Dużo chmielowych nut, ciemne słody i kawa na finiszu. Pomiędzy tym wszystkim lewitują sosnowe-żywiczne smaczki. Goryczka wysoka, minimalnie drażniąca przełyk. Alkohol wyważony, rozkosznie musuje na języku.
Wysycenie: Niskie w kierunku średniego.
Bardzo smaczny Imperial Stout z kultowego amerykańskiego Browaru Victory Brewing. Ekipa z VB mogłaby przybić piątkę z chłopakami z Doctor Brew, bo najwyraźniej też są fanami mocnego chmielenia. Słodowość tego Imperialnego Stouta nie jest przesadzona, jest na akceptowalnym poziomie, chwilami nawet piwo jest zbyt wytrawne. Nutki kawowe , wędzone i czekoladowe nadają mu tego pożądanego sznytu. Piwo jest bardzo bogate i treściwe, rozgrzewa serce i ciało ;)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggiebob (525) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Draft. It was black poured with a thin tan head. It was served very cold so the aroma is muted somewhat, however as it warmed it did not offer anything more than the roasted malt and dark chocolate flavorings. A little thickness on the tongue with a very smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1017) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Really good. Easy drinking. Lingers a bit long but lots of taste and a good scent. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nogva (66) - NORWAY - FEB 3, 2016
Pours black with a thick and inviting tan foam. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, licorice and dark fruit. Full body, creamy feel, average carbonation. Taste is smoky with lots of dark roasted coffee, pine needles and some alcohol. The long lasting finish is wooden and quite dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZacM612 (440) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Opaque black with a nice tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Creamy, with a strong coffee finish. Not at all boozy. Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duckboot (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2016
Litt vel skummende. Men veldig riktig smak i forhold til řltypen. Masse brentkarakter. Masse fylde og en lett alkoholsřdme i bakgrunnen. Dette er en Impstout med klasse. Nytes i fulle drag.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NJBarstool (14) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Aroma- Spice, Strong Coffee Appearance- Thick & Saucy, Dark Brown almost black, Relatively little head Taste- First sip was harsh, Almost like a shot of 80 proof liquor. The flavor gets more robust and enjoyable with every next sip until you’re sad it’s gone. The harshness goes away. This is a truly incredible Imperial Stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4307) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Pitch black, good offwhite foam. Medium / high aroma intensity; hoppy, roasted, leather & licorice . Full body & high complexity . Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (320) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Draft on nitro! APPEARANCE- Pure black, nougat colored head that?s supremely creamy on nitro. NOSE- sweet scents of dark chocolate and malty goodness. FLAVOR- deep roasty notes from the first sip though the swallow. Delicious. Really complex roasted malt flavors that keep going, just enough hop to balance it all with bitterness. NOTES- Responds super well to nitro. It’s like a different beer than on CO2. Perhaps better than any other beer I?ve seen.

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