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RATINGS: 3039   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.


UNCCTF's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Bottled. One of the best stouts I’ve had - very smooth considering the ABV. Lots of hop up front, then it turns into a sweet, smooth finish. Love it.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (183) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Like a v v hoppy balsamic reduction (no bad thing) initially. Later the hops came to the fore; they are like those in Guinness, turned up to 17. When warmed up it had a bit more of the Imperial about it (with a little fish sauce). Overall a sort of Black IPA-stout cross; for me, maybe slightly too hoppy to relax into di riddim?

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gleewall (2) - - AUG 27, 2016 does not count
Like Victory’s Golden Monkey, this ones’s ABV sneaks up on you. Subtle flavors balance out without obvious comparisons to foodstuff--how I like IMHO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (636) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2016
Helt svart med lavt brunt skum. Knekk, karamell, kaffe og vanilje i duften. Knekk og kaffe dominerer smaken. Myk munnfølelse, burde Vært litt tykkere.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (201) - 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 (935) - 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 I’ve had, the big American hop presence instantly sets it apart from traditional Irish/British stouts. Doesn’t 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 that’s 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 (448) - 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 I’ve had better imperial stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (426) - 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.


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