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RATINGS: 2915   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.


phillybass' rating

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
phillybass (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
A truly excellent stout. Perfect body. Some roastly malt flavor. Additional notes of burned chocolate some creaminess ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (489) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Smell is mild hops and faint malt. Taste is the same. Too hoppy. Medium body, medium carbonation, and some foam.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (745) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Chocolate coffee roasted malt aroma, bitter not sweet. Taste is bitter cocoa and roasted malt. Bitter dry finish. Quite bitter for an imperial stout. It is a solid stout, but a bit more bitter than I like in an imperial stout. The more I drink the more the bitterness seems like a resinous hoppy finish as opposed to cocoa bitterness. Either way quite bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1087) - California, USA - APR 30, 2015
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of a head. Medium hops and nice malty back bone.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (416) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottled "enjoy by 07/10/19". Pours pitch black, fairly large tan head for a beer this strong. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, sweet chocolate flavor, the hops actually come through a lot for an imperial stout, citrus, some stone fruits, bit of cherry, coffee. Really big complex aroma. Flavor is an excellent mix of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and hops. Just they all come together so well. The roasted character comes first, then the hops hit you, then immediately after comes the coffee bitterness and there’s a coffee bitterness finish. Excellent hoppy imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (373) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Aroma is deep with an oaty sense. Rich black color. Heavy on the tongue. Tar and caramel flavors. Had on tap. Hubby loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
Dark black pour with a large airy tan head. Slight lasting lacing. Aroma is earthy with a definite hops presence. A wonderful balance of sweet and bitter with a bit more emphasis on the ho’s than normal which I actually find refreshing and enjoyable. Definitely something I will drink again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (601) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pour from a fresh bottle (ie I did not cellar this cellarable able beer) into a Left Hand/Rogue stout glass. Black with big brown head. Aroma: biscuits, roasted barley, and bubble gum. Taste is bitter chocolate at first, then a long smooth cocoa coffee finish. Some alcohol up front but not at all predominant. Very nice, I think I’ll put one in the basement for a year or two. Temperature note: infinitely better at the correct temp (55°F).

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SteveOrz85 (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 oz bottle into tulip. Hoppy aroma with notes of spruce. Appearance is black with three finger soft creamy tan head. Taste is medium bitter. Very hoppy up front with a fairly smooth finish with notes of chocolate. Medium to full bodied beer with an oily texture and average carbonation. Fairly long finish. Overall pretty good brew. Way hoppier than average stout. Interesting twist in the world of stouts. Worth a taste, especially if you like hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (747) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 25, 2015
330 ml bottle bought at Bierkompass.de some months ago.
Pitch black, oily body, with a medium, stable, dense, creamy, dark beige head.
Delicious, smooth aroma of coffee, melting dark chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, dark fruits, subtle hops.
Taste follows the smoothness of the nose, with coffee, cocoa powder, liquorice, dark chocolate, some vanilla, some dark fruits, subtle hops again.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, but not too harsh, with dry cocoa, coffee, liquorice, zesty hops, subtle smoke.

Very tasty! Perfectly balanced, straight, but still rich and complex and comparatively drinkable. The nose, the flavour and the mouthfeel all share the very satisfying smoothness. An Imperial Stout how I favour it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (5263) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
Surprisingly black color on this beer. Nice thick beige head that gives a fine lacing. Coffee, chocolate and roasted aroma. Very inviting. Full to medium body. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation and a creamy texture. Nice smooth coffee, chocolate and roasted flavor with some toffee in the back. Well masked alcohol. Nice evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]


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