RATINGS: 3095   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (427) - - DEC 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Had a chance to get well acquainted with a case of this Imperial Stout. Tastes of chocolate and coffee. Very complex. Dont plan on drinking more than a few of these in one sitting. *** Inconsistency across years is a bit of a problem *** This beer has fallen hard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1635) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Oct. 04 bottle. Pours a jet black with thick tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, malts, some hops, nuts and slightly of vanilla. Taste is chocolatey, roasty and malty. Finishes with a hint of vanilla and bitter hops. Very thick. Very smooth. Very warming. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3606) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Bottled 10/23/03 from the cellar on 12/14/04. Opaque black with a substantial tan head that receded quickly, lacing the glass as it fell. Chocolate and coffee with rich malts in the aroma. This has a very creamy dry palate, extremely smooth. Bitter espresso comes onto the tongue first, some chocolate at the back. Complex flavors and palate mask the alcohol well. I first tried this in June and was disappointed, the cellar has definitely improved this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Poures rich and dark with a short lived tan head. I was suprised with the fruity, peppery aroma of this full-bodied beast. Fruity (ripe cherries, plums), dark roasted, and pleasantly acidic. Very dry and satisfying. No alcohol bite whatsoever. I think this is even superior to Old rasputin because of its amazing drinkablity and smoothness. Awesome Victory! Well worth the price.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2004
An unbelievably huge beer, in every sense. Thick dark brown pour w/light-brown head and some lacing. Invitingly thick palate, just the right amount of carbonation. Im definitely no expert, so I couldnt pick out many of the flavors at work, but suffice it to say its incredibly complex and delicious. A pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2004
jan 2004 bottle. fruity aroma of apple with hints of cherry. this beer is dark with a neat light brown dissipating head that leaves behind decent lace. the palate is creamy and smooth with the light carbonation dancing across my tongue. the taste is fruity, sweet, apple again, giving way to bitter dark chocolate then there is this coffee present in the finish that is quite prominent and rounds out the beer excellently. wow, this was just spectacular. no alcohol present, but there was a slight warming sensation which was quite nice. if you havent had this, go out and get some.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2004
WOW! Almost no need to comment further. From the first pour I knew this was going to be a special beer. Rich brown color with a stiff dusky tan head and gorgeous lacing. Intense aroma of roasted fruit, brown sugar and coffee. The flavor was easily as intense as the aroma and certainy didnt disappoint. Wonderful hops, light smoke and mild sweetness all exploded out. Really a hard flavor canvas to pinpoint other than to say it is easily one of the best beers Ive had regardless of variety.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2004
A 2003 bottle, I think a fresh bottle would have been better, especially from a hop standpoint. This pours a thick deep brown settling to a dark black with a small tan head. Has a strong sticky fruit and hop aroma with a dark roasted malt base. There is also some molasses. Its bitter, roasted, and sweet all at once. Complex flavor jumps from one sensation to another. Full bodied clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
XO (52) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
A great, dark pour with a tan head that lasts forever. Appearance is excellent, aroma is great - coffee and hops. Excellent taste. This is now my favorite Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Pours the deepest ebony with a small dark head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and hops, in order of dominance. Incredible flavor of roasted malts and chocolate, hardly any alcohol. Very sticky in the mouth. Damn good.

Had a new one; its almost a different beer. Rating goes from 4.5 to 4.3, and will continue to fall unless they pick it back up.

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