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RATINGS: 2814   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2004
This beer is a bargain. A great stout with a little hop kick. It's not lacking anything.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
majorbase2 (6) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
Pours a deep, dark brown with a huge chocolatey brown foam head. Good lacing. Aroma is immediately noticeable -- huge roasted chocolate and coffee malts with licorice. Taste leads with dark fruits, and a bit of booze. One of the hoppier Stouts Iíve had. Chocolate and coffee malts arenít quite as strong as in the aroma. Not the strongest Stout youíll find, but a pleasant taste and easy to drink. This is an easy drinking Stout. Strongly recommended.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jamesthebrit (253) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 Grassy. Hoppy.. Like ipa hoppy... Nose has tobacco. Tobacco on the finish. But hops overpower. Not a good stout. Different... And I donít like it. This beer is like drinking fresh grass clippings, which is definitely not good for a stout. I actually thought I had been served the wrong beer because I took a sip and said: this is a black IPA. But nope... itís a stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (944) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle. "Enjoy by April 10, 2007". Pours an extremely dark brown with a big, frothy, tan cap. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, citrus, tropical fruit, caramelized apple. Taste is an extremely balanced bitter sweetness. Very creamy mouthfeel. Chewy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (614) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2014
12 oz bottle poured dark thick black with a creamy head. Aroma is roast coffee. Taste is coffee, dark cocoa, tangy and a bit boozy. Long bitter finish. Pretty good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (624) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is heavy roasted chocolate malt. A bit of hoppiness at the front of the tongue to balance out the thick roasty, chocolate malt flavor. Full bodied with a lingering roasty finish. This is quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is burnt sugar, roasted malts, taste is dry and bitter, roasted chocolate and coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (200) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Coal black color, with a decent beige-brown head. Coffee bean defined nose, with sweeter malts and hints of floral hops. Tastes of chocolate, followed by coffee and metallic hints, due to a surprisingly high carbonation, which reveals tobacco and earth in the finish. Smooth, slightly fizzy, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied beer. Taste converts from warm chocolate notes to a bitter, slightly aggressive coffee bitterness with bitter, floral hops. A bready malt-backbone adds complexity and saves the balance of this beer. The aftertaste is slick coffee bitterness with a hot stinging peak on the tongue and throat, which stays remarkably long. Well balanced, with an intriguing complexity, still pretty straight-forward heading towards the bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (934) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2014
355ml bottle from Brewdogís Online Shop (£3.80):
Medium roasted malts with sweetness & chocolate as well. Coffee, dark, ripe fruits & a dark malt bitterness come through with a few hops. Nice, complex with a good balance & most of the alcohol hidden.
Black with a 0.5cm brown lacing & good retention for the abv. The head even looks slightly creamy.
Coffee & a chocolate sweetness. Strong dark malts taste very faint alcohol. Dark fruit start & some hops plus some good roasted flavours.
Smooth, creamy with the alcohol pretty well hidden. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Easy to drink, frighteningly so with some bitterness & a dry finish.

A good imperial stout with a pleasantly sweet taste & a good combination of chocolate &coffee initially. The hops were a great addition & it proved easier to drink than a 9% abv. beer should have done with the alcohol well hidden for the most part. Great stuff this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1399) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 9, 2014
33cl bottle from bottledog, London. Color is dark dark dark. Thin to medium brown head. Bitterness is high. Medium nice body. Aroma is roasted, mint, chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (173) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pours black, finger of thick creamy khaki head, lots of lacing. Aroma roast, toffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, slight citrus and earthy hops. Taste slightly bitter, hint of citrus, roast malt, chocolate, toffee, burnt sugar, slight alcohol, earthy. Mouthfeel thick body, medium carbonation, roast and alcohol astringency, finish is on the dry side. Overall one of my favorites, complex, yet balanced, big, yet approachable.


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