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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - APR 8, 2004
Light for a stout. More of a porter or brown ale than stout. Great body and beautiful hop finish. Best palate I ever had. Head pours nice and beer is a deep bronze color. roasted caramel and a hint of cloves or nutmeg in the aftertaste. This beer has rifled to the top of my list. I recommend to all beer lovers around the world. I look forward to my next trip to the Ale House for another round of this gem of a beer. GET SOME! NOW...mmm mmm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2004
Certainly at the top of my stout list. One of the hoppier stouts that I have had. Very full flavor that fills the mouth. Drink it slow and enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 Hoppy aroma with a rich malt backbone. Very black. Hops and deep malt with warming alcohol in my mouth. That is followed by an awsome hop/sweet finish. This could be a bit heavier in terms of body **Update 7/04 I had this from a firkin at the brewpub. This beer, when cask conditioned, may just be able to tell us the meaning of life. Absolutely wonderful. Incredibly smooth. The aroma is bigger but softer at the same time. Wow. If you see this in a cask, GET IT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12637) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
dark black colour, little foam, moderate coffeish aroma, full-bodied with a strong bitterness, dry coffeish finish - one-dimensional and far below my high expectations

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (14287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Coffee and peat aroma. Tan large frothy head that lasted the complete beer. Chocolate, coffee and nutty flavor. Mouthful and well balanced finish that was long lasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20284) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 2011-01-30, bb Oct 21 2014, 1 year old, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Black color; generous brownish head. Wonderful aroma, perfectly mixing the roasted malts, cream, hops, yeast, roasted nuts, cookies, cardboard. Powerful body, but the mouthfeel is cut by the presence of heavily roasted malts; very strong flavor of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, a bit peppery; even in this shrine of roastiness the hops manage to be noticed; there is also some liquorice, light tar, minimal alcohol perception, bitter oranges tongue pricking; moderate sugar. Strong bitterness in the end, with the powerful coffee and roasted malt in evidence but not excessive. Lovely.

2010-08-06, 8-5-8-5-16=42
Black color; generous, frothy head. It has a nice aroma of hops and black malt; light soap and cheese too; dust and pepper. Strong body and strong flavor; roasted malt, mainly, with pure chocolate, and a lot of hops. Always a beautiful brew.

2009-11-10, at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Black color; big creamy, beige head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, hops, a bit cheesy, very light alcohol and wet cardboard; not strong but quite articulated. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel, with an immediate alcohol kick; good mix of chocolate flavor, roasted malt and caramel; strong bitterness, both from hops and the roasted malt. Very powerful beer, but well balanced, and with some complex edge; excellent.

2004-03-26, 9-4-8-5-17=43
Dark brown color. Very interesting aroma (not explosive), very good mix of liquorice, malt, caramel, roasted malt, hop. Similar taste, powerful but IMO also harmonious. Strong final. Thanks Philippe (Bov) for sharing this bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2004
Bottled. Black with a thick juicy brown head. Hoppy as can be. This beer smelt, tastes and felt like an Imperial IPA. I could believe the hops. Lovely either way. Good looking beer that drinks magnificently. Yet another happy deli treasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (13693) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
dark black beer with a THICK deep moka head which stays on forever. Lots of pacific hops with a bit of vanilla (would think this is an IPA). Wonderful sweet choclate with hops married together, roasted, alcool warmth copmes out clearly but not overbearing, almost fruity at times, very complex and excellent body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 Bottle - The coffee/bitter chocolate taste and the part bitter/part sweet aftertaste make this a top notch beer. I would love to try this on tap. NOTE: I would wait at least 6 months from the date on the bottle to drink this. It improves greatly given at least that amount of time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Another great beer from Victory. Storm King is a fabulous imperial stout. Very complex, not overpowering, and smooth as silk. It is what I would call a semi-sweet stout (like non sweetened chocolate chips) with overtones of mocha. It has a nice stout aroma, great malty complexity with a bold, non-cloying aftertaste. I have had this on tap but not yet in bottles.

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