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RATINGS: 2832   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.


dmschefke's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Pours a near black brown with medium tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma surprisingly mild of more hops than roasted malt, coffee, and a slight cocoa. Flavor when colder matches the aroma, then as it gets warmer in temperature, changes to a bit more of the roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Hints of dark, dried fruit evident later. Has a bit of an alcohol burn to finish. Creamy mouthfeel apparent. Overall, not bad, but nothing great.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours black with a white frothy head which clings to the inside of the glass nicely. Aroma is quite subdued and the taste is bitter with a watery mouthfeel for the style and the ABV. Very disappointed considering the high reviews it has received. Feels like it would have benefitted from aging and the other bottle I have will be aged to see if this improves the rather two dimensional taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Artichoke (71) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
No head, chocolate nose. Bold hoppy front with a chocolate, roasted malt and lingering bitter hop finish. Too much hop for me, but a great clean stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (349) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2014
It’s got lots of coffee and mostly roasted notes on the nose as well as the palate. It’s almost like a barley wine w/ a roasted finish. Overall, a bit stout that’s roasted and bitter, not sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1245) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Strong roasted coffee start with a bitter hoppy finish. Slightly smokey flavor. Smelks chocolately. Pours black in color with a tan head. Had at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2041) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle: Ruby-tinted, dark brown pour. Tan head fades quickly to a very thin collar. Super rich aroma of fudge cake, chocolate drizzle, roasted malts, charred woodsiness, burnt caramel, faint molasses & licorice, & a good balance of sweetness to counteract the ashy, charred aspect. Decadent, almost. Equally robust flavor, heavier on the roast, char, mild ash, & bitter side of the bean with a little bit of dark cacao & dried out coffee grounds that last for a while. Just the smallest hint of burnt caramel malt sweetness hangs around as a counterpoint. Pretty nice mouth feel, large enough to be satisfying. Nice stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2715) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, brown pour, tan head, nose is chocolate, taste is very chocolate, maybe some espresso, rich and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1511) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle anchorage Sheff. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffee choc roasted malts taste same good sweetness good malty backbone good piney bitter finish. Medium body. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (633) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of hoppy resin and dark malt and chocolate. It has dark malt, chocolate, and some resin throughout the flavor, leading to a semisweet finish over a heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie hates it is they hoppest imperial stout ever. V. Cc. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle - Pours black with a thin tan head. Really roasty nose, ashy, a bit of piney hop presence, Same taste--lots of charcoal, dry dark roast, pine hops, bitter finish and a bit warming. Slick and fairly thick in the mouth.


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