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RATINGS: 2859   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.


Vikingbeau's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2004
She is jungle black...and is perfect first thing in the morning..if your into that...referring to her coffee taste and aroma. She starts with a nice creamy head that disapates but she leaves her lace all over hell. She tastes very sweet...smoken (smokey flavor and smell) stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (730) - SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
355 ml bottle. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Taste is big roasted malt body with coffee and chocolate and a finishing alcohol warmth and grassy, citrus hop bitterness. Dry with high bitterness and high carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (562) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
(355ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours bitch black with a dense, moderately sized pale tan head, lots of lace and bubbles working up the side of the glass. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted slightly bready malt, a bit of coffee, and a hoppy character that is some amalgam of citrus peel, tropical fruit and tart berry. On the palate, sweetish at first chocolate, dark fruits like dates and figs, coffee, almost cake like(?!) malt, fading into vanilla and roasty coffee with cream in the middle and then a fairly substantial dry roast/citrus fruity bitterness on the finish with a little hop bite. Aftertaste is bitter and softly astringent with a little char but lingering sweet fruity malt and a bit of orange peel to counterbalance. Medium-full and creamy mouthfeel with below average carb and little alcohol. I seem to remember this being hoppier, but the hops still have a nice bite and the malt core is rich without being cloying, good roast levels. Nice sipper on the drier side of the imperial stout spectrum. Perhaps if it were really fresh I’d see it as closer to a black IPA but this drinks like a nice hoppy stout to me still.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melker (220) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Almost black, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, berries. Hoppy, dry, bitter. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lopisar (223) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Black color with nice tan head. Burnt aroma, dark bread, chocolate. Dry feeling. Sweet with a really heavy dark feeling.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (922) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
355ml bottle. Pitch black body with a medium tan head. Loads of lacing. Chocolate, heavily roasted coffee, caramel, a hint of lemon zest. Medium co2 with loads of small bubbles. Creamy mouthfeel. Finishes dry and long, with a warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (103) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
chocolate, caramel, coffee, citrus, alcohol, smoke, vanilla, black, tan foam, brown foam, hazy, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Deep black with a nice beige head. Aroma is liquorice, dates, figs, chocolate, coffee. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, nice balance of sweetness and roasty bitterness. Taste is liquorice, chocolate, fig, dates, mild coffee, roasted grains.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4506) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-12-20 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, dark and bitter chocolate, dried tropical fruity AP: opac black thick fluid, stouthy créme dark brown steady lid F: roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, coffey beans, salt liqurice. Heavy in bitterness a bit raw, wee fruity, tar

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (506) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 18/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malt, notes of vanilla and hops. Taste: Chocolate, roasted malt, hoppy notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, bitter and roasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (1165) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2014
@ Havregatan 141216. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with hoppy notes, chocolate and vanilla, medium body with an oily to creamy texture. The finish is dry, bitter and roasted.


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