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RATINGS: 2923   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.


HonusWagner's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
I’m not a huge fan of hoppy stouts but the flavors work well,light grapefruity character and roasted malt chocolate coffee. Biggest gripe is with the thin mouthfeel that seems inappropriate.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (379) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2015
EBD 15jan 2020. Pours pitch black. Outstanding head volume and lacing, very good retention. Rich nose of dark chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, light coffee and light roast. Medium body with a creamy texture, but not in a viscous way. Superbly carbonated with effervescence from the middle on. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, fairly complex and expertly balanced. It begins with bitter and sweet chocolate over notes of caramel. The middle brings a moderate bitterness of roast and hops and a nice bold hop flavor that is typically not present in imperial stouts. As the bitterness ebbs, light coffee is present over the strongest caramel influence. The finish is a slow fade of mixed flavors, with hops being the most discernible over caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
niquillis (1617) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black brown with a medium tan head. Plenty of hops, raisins, coffee, so easy drinking. More of a black IPA. Marvellous.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1312) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
beige head. coffee coloured. aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, bit vegetal. taste like aroma, lots and lots of liquorice, bit of lactose sweetnes with a long roasted and hoppy aftertaste. medium body and carbonation. bottle 33cl

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (143) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2015
TAP. Pours motor oil black with a quick disappearing tan head. Nose is a very subtle dark to roasted malts.. Dark malts up front, a touch of coffee in the middle with a thick sticky bitter finish, warms you up. Sourced Pourhouse Dunsborough

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Starlsy (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2015 does not count
This one didn't quite live up to what I would expect from a imperial stout. I could see through the liquid. Not enough base malt body. I like the attempt at heavy hopping but combined with smoked flavours it was too bitter without the body of the malt to balance it. I can see it rated well but could not support such ratings on my experience. Maybe it was just the batch. (Or ruined by the journey to Australia). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle w hard pour into stout glass. Black w voluminous tan head that settles into a solid fairly stable 1/2 inch. Aroma of oak, leather and mild smokey malt with a touch of anise? Similar taste w Roasted maltiness. Thick slick mouthfeel. Slight bitternes w some bite from the dark malt. Good solid taste but a bit dryer and sharper than I recall in previous years. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (635) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2015
From 355 ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thick, creamy tan head. Aromas of cocoa powder, cherry, liquorice, fresh plum and a little coffee. Taste starts of with rich dark chocolate and cocoa followed but by a bright cherry and currant note with a little hint of pine resin. Finishes with black coffee and more dark chocolate. Lingering finish with a cherry and coffee aftertaste. Well balanced and robust.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2807) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Black beer with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and licorice. Taste is bitter coffee, roasted malts, licorice, dark fruits and some hops. Medium bodied. Very good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Smell is mild hops and faint malt. Taste is the same. Too hoppy. Medium body, medium carbonation, and some foam.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (796) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Chocolate coffee roasted malt aroma, bitter not sweet. Taste is bitter cocoa and roasted malt. Bitter dry finish. Quite bitter for an imperial stout. It is a solid stout, but a bit more bitter than I like in an imperial stout. The more I drink the more the bitterness seems like a resinous hoppy finish as opposed to cocoa bitterness. Either way quite bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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