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RATINGS: 3066   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - SEP 25, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 This is the best stout I have had (usually not my favorite type of beer) ... Victory has once again set the microbrew standard. Very dark and chocolately, with a very sublime and smooth after-taste. Strong, yet soothing, its an extremely enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves darker beers.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2004
About the only cmoplaint I had was a faint strange off aroma that smelled like spoiled milk. However, the hop and roast malt aroma also were there. Poured black with a nice tan head. The flavors were coffee and malt with a hop bite. The palate was really creamy, and the alcohol was only noticed upon finishing it and getting out of my chair. Superb IS.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
12-oz. bottle. Pours an opaque ebony with a dark tan substantial head. Aroma isnt as strong as youd think....roasted mocha....you can definitely smell the hops. Thick-bodied and sits well on the tongue. Strong flavor of roasted malts, nuts, and mocha. Goes down smoothly with a bitter but sweet finish. Yummmm.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2004
When I first tasted this pretty fresh I must admit I did not think much of it. It was too roasty and I do not think a hop presence belongs in an Imperial Stout. Now that it is a year old this beer has mellowed with age beautifully. Pours coffee color with no head. Big mocha/chocolate aroma with just a bit of roastiness. Flavor is mostly mocha and bittersweet chocolate. Mouthfeel is silky smooth. Alcohol strength is hugely masked.Overall a great beer. Great dessert with Choco-chunk cookies,or as a nitecap.Good stuff Maynard.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Opaque black. Fairly good head.Lots of hops in the nose. Flavor is rich,roasted malt. Victory does it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Pours a solid black color and a minimal tan head. The aroma is of chocolate milk, a hint of roast coffee, and some alcohol. Oily texture and not too heavy for a stout. Flavors are sweet malt and chocolate that builds to a roasted coffee and finishes with a touch of hops. This is a great one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Black opaque color with red highlights. No signs of effervescence in the body. A rich full tan head that diminishes rather quickly, but leaves a clingy lace. Aroma is of hops, roasted grains and chocolate. Mouthfeel is creamy like no other -- full bodied and smooth with low effervescence. The taste has a slightly sweet start roasted flavors in the middle and a welcome hop finish. I can see what all the rage is about.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 Re-rate: What I missed the first time in aroma came back the second time around. Perfect stout! Wow! This one blew me away... very strong, very filling, no head -- pitch black. So black, like oil... roasty, deep chocolate and coffee. Awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3136) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 The true king of beers. Pours out pitch black wiht a decent sized tan head. It has a roasty, hop aroma. The taste is roasty with notes of hops. You dont even realize its high ABV until long after you are done. This is a very complex beer, and the only Imperial Stout I drink year-round

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Draft; Black as midnight, with a full tan head. The King gives a big smack of hops, much more than its kin, but it works perfectly. Not even a hint of its ABV comes through. The roasted flavors mesh well with the aggressive hop presence. Very impressive, consider me a loyal subject.


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