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RATINGS: 3094   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Good drink, but this imperial has too many medicinal qualities to ever make it a favorite of mine. It pours black with a light tan ring around the glass in lieu of a head. The first two scents that I catch in the aroma are anise and alcohol... both of which I enjoy, but not as the leads into an imperial stout. The taste is a rich olio of roasted malt, roasted unmalted barley, licorice, alcohol, burnt chocolate, and hints of hop bitterness. It has a surprisingly subdued, roasted finish... although I can feel the full weight of the abv working its way into my system. Okay, but Ill only be drinking it in the future if someone else is buying.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 Pjk33, you are the man! You shock me once again! Pours nicely, and the lace sticks nicely to the glass however, I like my imperial stouts a little heavier, and this one just didnt quite measure up. A nice beer, however.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2941) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Thanks Capt Cougar for this one. A black appearance with a beige head. The aroma is grapes and chocolate. The flavor is quite sour with some chocolate, raisins, and smoke. Not sure but this may be a little overrated. I enjoyed it but not as good as many of the other Impy Stouts Ive had.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2006 Mmmm. Poured a dark brown/black with a tan huge head. Head was creamy and inviting. Wondrous aroma of roasted malts and faint whisper of hops as well. This poured as thick as well worn motor oil. The mouth feel was so heavy. I tasted liquors and anise, as well as toasted chocolate malts. The complex flavor gave way to a dry, bitter, sour finish. The % is hidden behind all these flavors as they bland nicely to an expression reminiscent of a fine espresso.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Very dark with tan head. Malt and hops apparent in aroma. Underlying coffee and chocolate in the flavor. Very nice Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Very good IS. Pitch black, opaque body with thick dark tan/brown head. There was a cool looking tan ring that lasted the entire beer around the rim of the beer. Good roasted nuts, malts. Coffee. Some vinegar and fruity scents. First sip is a little intense but very good. Strong roasted coffee, and nuts. Very bitter at first sip, but then balanced nicely by sweet fruits and malts. Smooth. Wine/ alcohol aftertaste. Extremely enjoyable beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmtasty420 (4) - USA - JAN 3, 2005 does not count
Heady aroma. Dank taste. Exceptional price for the quality and warth it inspires in ones belly. Cheers for the great taste of victory!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Dark dark head here, one of the darkest Ive seen, almost gray. The aroma is very hoppy, surprisingly so, very crisp and very very fresh; some musty dark chocolate notes coming through too. Flavor is espresso, dark vinous chocolate but much more robust now. The finish tends to be too bitter while the beer is still cold, but as it warms it mellows out a bit. The character of the beer opens more as it warms, exposing some bready notes and pastry doughy sweetness. Its about time Victory sent more than just the Golden Monkey this way.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wbickerton (9) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2005 does not count
Draught. I picked up this keg at Vecenies Distributing Company in Millvale. It has a roasted aroma with some very faint undertones that I cannot describe. This stout is very dark and opaque with a very tight frothy head, which is brownish in color (tan to light brown). The head is somewhat lasting, but it dissipates faster than expected. The taste is complex yet balanced; it starts out slightly bitter, but the mild sweetness catches up, leaving you with a long bittersweet finish. I mostly notice a roasted flavor, but it does not seem like chocolate or coffee; maybe its molasses. If you sip the frothy head when you first pour it, it tastes pretty much the same as the beer itself, which is not true of other stouts that I have imbibed. It has an oily full-bodied feel on the palate with lively carbonation. Storm King warms your stomach and is not a stout that can be consumed quickly as you will eventually feel the effect of its high alcohol content; Victory Brewings website lists the beer at 9.1% ABV. If thats correct, Victory goes down on my list as another quality brewer that knows how to mask the smell and taste of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2004
12oz bottle: Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma is of malt. Palate not as thick as I expected. Has tastes of chocolate and coffee. Very well balanced


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