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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. There, the purplish black liquid raised a one-finger milk chocolate colored head that faded to adequate but not lavish lacing. I’m a big fan of Victory, but usually am not keen on double stouts, so I was keen to sample this legendary beer. It turns out that my love of brewery proved the better indicator, as I found this beer highly satisfactory. A pleasant dose of grassy, tree bark-ish hops dominates the nose, and these palate-cleansing agents return in the beer’s finish. In between, you get espresso, baker’s chocolate, roasted nut skins, and a bit of browned flour. The palate proves surprisingly light for a double stout, meaning that you can still see your toes over your belly after you finish one. If you can still see the refrigerator, you might as well go get another.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (254) - Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Pours near black with a decent tan head. Nose is hop forward with a good dose of floral and bitter with some stout roast in the background. Flavor is a very smooth blend of coffee, chocolate, hops, alcohol, and a little dark fruit. Finish is subtle and sticky. Very drinkable for an imperial stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnTheTrail (394) - Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Pours almost black, long lasting light brown head. Aroma is big rich cocoa and espresso. Hop bite, then bitter coffee, some sweeter malt notes, hints of dark fruit, dry hoppy finish. Mouthful is very smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (2469) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 2, 2016
12oz bottle at home I think from Beergonzo (had it a couple weeks before "enjoying"). BB 20.05.2021. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells musty, licorice, earthy, spices. quite average smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, cardboard, bit earthy, ashy, light veggies, tobacco, some sherry. finishes medium dry and lightly bitter with notes of cardboard, licorice and tobacco. quite unpleasant, BB date would suggest its quite alright but taste horribly old.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (713) - HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2016
Már az elnevezése alapján sem tűnik rossznak az ital, pontjai alapján sem lehet az, a pontozások száma csak, ami rutinos sörkóstolóként némi gyanúra adhat okot, miután a véleményezők nagy száma és a kapott pontok magas értéke hátterében ritkán áll a végletek itala, amilyenek pedig számomra oly sokszor, oly kedvesnek bizonyultak már. Kitöltve merő feketeség, a töltés közben azonban már láthatóvá válik, hogy a fény bizony átjárja a kiömlő italt, amely a testességhez fűzött előzetes elvárásainkat inti csendre kissé. Ragadós aromái ostyás, barna kekszes, rumos kakaókrémes jellegűek, s leginkább az első percek során valamiféle romlékony, napon hagyott csokoládébevonatos bukét is árasztanak, a komló virágszáras, erőteljes illatai azonban inkább adtak okot az aggodalmamra, a vérmes, leginkább malátaközpontú, szirupos imperial stoutok szerelmese lévén. Belekortyolva aztán majdhogynem szentségtörést követtem el, amikor egy black IPA karakterét hamarabb ismertem fel az italban, mint a címkén is feltüntetett besorolás jellemzőit, a kávés, barnacukros, folyékony csokoládés vonások azonban nyugtatólag hatottak, s malátasúly tekintetében sincs szégyenkeznivalója a sörnek, a komló számomra túlságosan is nyomuló karaktere így némileg tompítva lett, egy efféle ital esetében azonban jobb szeretem, ha egyéb benyomások kötik le a figyelmem, s az aromás komlók játékát inkább egy árnyalattal halványabb főzet kortyolása közben csodálhatom.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scotty001 (523) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Poured dark, deep brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of some roast malt and a lively hop nose. Full creamy body, flavour of smooth dark chocolate, dry lingering aftertaste with residual stickiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1363) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2016
I guess I never rated this. Ok... stouty brownish-black pour, brown head, decent retention. Nose is roast, cocoa, coffee, faintest hint of smoke. Mouth is big and oily, medium bittersweet, some citrus cutting through a chocolaty, sooty, espresso body. Goes down dangerously smooth for a 9.1%.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MGantzel (248) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2016
Denne imperial stout har et sort udseende med et svagt brunt skum. Řllen har en sřd lakrids aroma og smager deraf med smag af kaffe og noter af chokolade. Virkelig kraftfuld og intens. Bitter afrunding. Lav karbonering der gřr řllen dejlig cremet.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerGantzel (336) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2016
Powerful stout with aroma of chocolate, coffee and liquirice. Black with a small brown head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Full body and creamy texture. A complex and very tasteful Imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (822) - - NOV 5, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2016 Draft. Big aroma of malty hot chocolate. Flavors of Baker?s chocolate with some hoppy citrus on the finish. This is booming and amazing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (4125) - Alingsĺs, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2016
Sample from bottle, poured deep Brown with a tanned head. Nose of sweet chocolate, toasted malts, light mocca, big red forrest fruits, raisins, dry ashy aftertaste. Nice classic stout


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