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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.


cooplander's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2012
aroma is chocolate with a citrus hop, nice black color with decent lacing, taste is chocolate with a pine, citrus hops and a little heat fome the alcohol, really sticks to your palate, great beer


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8585) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottled 28/06/14. A pitch black beer with a dissipating tan coloured head. Thick soy and bitter roast flavours. A long finish. Lots of booze (this bottle is probably five or more years old). Deep, fruity and burnt. Rich and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (797) - - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a very dark black with toffee cooked head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of burned malts and coffee. Little booze taste on the back end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1061) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online store. Black browm colour, foamy beige head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice with a juicy dark fruit hoppy edge. Taste is smokey roast malt, molasses, earthy, coffee, with an underlying woody fruity grassy spicey hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, warming dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (177) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
This one’s a winner. Pours a super dark brown color, and has a khaki head. I have to give appearance a knock here: I like my imperial stouts to have a dark chocolate head. Has great lacing and alcohol legs though. Aroma is lots of piney hops up front, then the chocolate, oak, woody characteristics, coffee, vanilla, etc take over. The taste is uber smokey and woody, with a little vanilla and mild chocolate. Mouthfeel is a little thin for my liking in an imperial stout. Another slight knock, but this is a standout beer, and I"ll definitely try it again, especially in the winter months.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (294) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Tasted on 6/22/14. Bottle from Total Wine Dallas, TX. The aroma has coffee, espresso, dark chocolate & a strong hop aroma as well. The taste is rich & smooth with a well balanced finish that is slightly bitter. A very dry finish & not too much sweetness. My kind of stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1462) - 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 (1132) - 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 (174) - 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 (1314) - 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 (1087) - 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.


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