DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 PItch black with a thin white head. Coffee smell and chocolate smell. Nice smell but not outstanding. Little sweet undertone to it. Wow... it is like an explosion in my mouth when i take a drink from this beer. Chocolate and coffee in intense loads and a hint of dark cherry to it. Coats the mouth and dleivaerts a ridicuolsly long lasting aftertatste that goes from sweet to bitter. WOW! My 100th beer and I’m glad for it. giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Pours nice and black with little to no head. Truthfully I would say that the aroma and flavor of this beer are pretty accurately descibed by the commercial desciption. It’s a very solid imperial russian that I’d drink again. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2005
04 Bottle. Pours thick opaque black with tan head. Roasty malt aroma with coffee and some chocolate. Nice rich malty coffee and chocolate flavors, and I got hints of other spices, maybe vanilla. Nice and creamy, a really goot impy stout. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 A superior, almost overwhelming stout. This beer pours a blackhole in your glass with a deep, frothy, mocha colored head. Aroma of cherries, a little sweet and chewy chocolate, and perhaps a touch of coffee. Flavor is roasty in the mouth with intense dark chocolate bitterness throughout and longafter the finish. It’s almost like drinking a super-high quality chocolate milkshake. Palete is chewy and thick though could be a little thicker still. I gave this an extra point because I drank it during a particularly vicious thunderstorm and, after all, it *is* the Storm King.Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2005
rerate: Pretty significantly different than my first rating, even though that was only a few months ago. Maybe this is the difference between new and old batches of SK that I read about? This glass was not nearly as rich, though was a lot hoppier and bitter, and also much thicker and creamier. I liked the older one better, though the added creaminess is nice, but the hops were too much for a stout.
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 One of my favorite stouts. Luckily it’s readily available in my area. Great thick, roasted flavor, bitter hops, tongue coating goodness. I really need to start buying this more often.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
Bottle. Mondial de la bière 2005. Deep black color with nice brown head and nice lacings. Roasted malt and smoke aroma. Taste of roasted malt, sugar and smoked in the aftertaste, very nice.
Bière de couleur noir opaque avec un bon collet brun et qui colle bien au verre. Odeur de malt grillé et de fumé. Au gout, c’est le malt grillé, elle est également sucré et un gout de fumé en arrière gout. Excellente. Burninhell (2) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2005 does not count
this is a wonderful beer for late nights,unlike most lightweight stouts, this one carries a big stick, a very intresting cornacoupia of flavors,,,, intrested in a trade? valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Delicious as promised. This is a great buy for $10/6-pack in Maryland. I will drink this a lot. I’ll switch up with Hop Devil, depending on my mood. Thanks, Victory. Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Thanks to lumpy.. Poured black with a small tan head.. Aroma was sweet with coffee, brown sugar and roasted malts. Flavor was coffee, Raisins, a bit of hops and sweet malt.. Nice smooth drink with a medium bitter finish. Nice stout.. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2005
aquired via trade botl’d 10-20-04
sniff of the bottle gave me a nice hoppy aroma. Pours a deep dark black color w/ light carb on the glass and a big thick brown head that looks like a brown cream of wheat. Nice roasted malt aroma dominates the scent a good amount of bready/doughy scent and a nice grass hop. Even something else like a dried dark fruit and the tinies smell of alcohol. The palate is fairly well carbonatd well creamy good body coats well but not that thick. Flavor is a big rich roasted malt bitter baking chocolate a lightly bitterfinish and an almost syruppy taste. Overall some dang good stuff w/ a hint of alcohol in the throat.