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RATINGS: 3036   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.


Wordsworth's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
A rich hoppy aroma leads a straight black color an a foamy head that dissipates quickly. Malty smooth flavor with a hoppy finish. Excellent stout from a lesser known brewer.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (191) - GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
Black beer with small head. Malty-smoky-coffee aroma an taste. High abv dominates taste imo. Mouthfeel reaonable, aftertaste quite ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (909) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
Drank with Marijn, Bram and Lennart in the Stone brewery bar (awesome place!) in Berlin. "Tuinbonen" taste? Complex taste, hop vs stout. Slightly coffee as well. Not bad. Bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lovesexy (9) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2016 does not count
Bottle from The Beerhive, Edinburgh. Initial aroma is chocolate/caramel; roasted malt. The rich hop profile comes to the fore once in the glass. Pours jet black with a thick, light brown head. This being the first US stout Iíve had, the big American hop presence instantly sets it apart from traditional Irish/British stouts. Doesnít have quite the chocolate/malt character I was anticipating (especially after the initial aroma). There is some coffee-like bitterness on the back end. Certainly a complex beer, and one thatís probably best enjoyed slowly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minihame2 (451) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Pours black with a foamy tan head. Malty aroma with syrup, sweetness, raisins. Slightly bitter taste, roasted malts, lasting aftertaste, Smooth mouthfeel, rich body, soft, creamy, medium carbonation. Solid effort.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (445) - East Lansing, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap at Victory Brewing. Pouts pitch black. Chocolate booze aroma. Carbonation is higher than I expected. Mouthfeel is average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonbenali (123) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Pours dark black with thick lacing and off-white to tan head. Aroma is citrus, roast coffee, dark chocolate and mint. Taste has cream, salt, burnt sweetness and a long bitter finish with full body. Nice bit of alcohol to end. Seriously strong flavours and interesting hybrid of black IPA and imperial stout, even if Iíve had better imperial stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Pitch black. Heavily roasted aromas, cacao, coffe and floral hops. Roasted taste, coffee, cacao. Bitter and roasted finish. Roasted aromas/taste are a bit dominant. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle, february 27th 2016. Black body with a light brown head. Aroma of licorice, dark malt, earth. Taste adds chocolate, toffee. Pretty sweet but with a nice roasty bitterness. Full bodied, quite a good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1292) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice foamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice and spices. Medium sweet, light bitter with a nice warm alc and roasted end. Euro 2016, 1/4final, Germany - Italia

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (530) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016
355ml bottle. Pitch black with one finger beige head. Aroma is deep with roasted malts, coffee, dry cocoa and faint liqorice. Taste is bitter with roasted malts, hard roasted coffee, cocoa and spiciness. Filling mouthfeel with nice alcohol warmth, light carbonation and lasting roasted bitter aftertaste.


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