MKromhoutNC (21) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2017 OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours pitch black with a tight tan head that retains well. Some patchy lacing is left behind.
S - Powerful dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean, caramelized chocolate malt, grassy alcohol vapors.
T - Creamy dark chocolate blended with blackberry. Rich roasted espresso laced with grapefruit hops. The grapefruit comes in bitter and adds a citrus quality that switches up the profile completely. It finishes with a roasted citrus flavor that dances on the tongue.
M - Full bodied and creamy.
Awesome! The hops turns a sharp corner and is a surprise for sure but really balances out the rich chocolate malt profile. Mouthfeel is spot on and it keeps you on your toes. This would go great with some snow on the ground.
Serving type: bottle
Almost too much, not a beer to be taken on lightly. Delicious deep complex flavors, but a bit of harsh or even burnt on the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GregMooreNH (109) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Pour black, but not as thick as many imperial stouts, with a thick head that lingers. Aroma is hops with slight roast. Taste is initially bitter hops, evolving into roast. Aftertaste in slight hops. Not among my favorite stouts. dorain (647) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin im 2016-08 getrunken. Die Flaschenversion letztes Jahr kam mir deutlich bitterer vor. Dieses hier ist deutlich cremiger und ausgewogener. Und doch ist der Name "Storm King" für dieses Imperial Stout immer noch sehr passend. Inbreak (6526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2017
17.10.2017, 12 oz bottle @ home:Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Big brown bubbly-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish roasted, dark malts, sour-ish roasted grain, sour coffee, toast, dark sugar, grass, alcohol, hops, minerals, licorice. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish roasted, bark, burnt toast, alcohol, sour-ish roasted grain, sour coffee, harsh hops, grass, hay, paper, hints of licorice. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh sour-ish roasted mouthfeel. Fair enough, not really my cup of tea.
From Aug 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle(Enjoy Mar 16 11) a pitch black with a medium sized head of foam that shrunkly quickly but left a solid layer with lacing.
The smell is all roasty at first and then really hoppy with alcohol notes present as well. Holding my nose to the glass for a bit longer, I notice there's some chocolate there too.
The taste comes at you from 3 directions: There's a very nice roasted malt-chocolate bite that hits me first followed by a hop bitterness that stops this brew from ever getting too sweet, nice.. and for me, there's just a touch of the alcohol noted in the smell but dang, it makes me think, this is 9.1%abv? How dog gone smooth for a RIS but it's not due to lack of flavour; 3 directions? Yeah but...they all come together and make for a most enjoyable sipping experience!
Bottom line: I need more of this stuff!!
Thanks to jwc215 for this sample!
fernans (69) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 4, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2017 I've always enjoyed this Stout. pours ink black and caramel foam that things out. cocoa and Earthy aromas. No really noticabl
e boozy finish. Smooth on tongue. Just well done. BeerInHeaven (479) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2017
very dark brown pour with a thick creamy tan head. toasted malt, black coffee, and some floral citrus hop notes on the nose. Outstanding complex taste. Malty, some coffee, and then some hop bitter as well. Long warming finish and linger. Excellent! CH-303 (2358) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Light tan head.Cakes (476) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Aroma: Roasted, some dark malt. Light chocolate.
Taste: Quite bitter, dark malt, roasted. Slight perfume. Surprising.
Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 355 ml, NOK 64.90
Info: 21/9-2017, BB: ??/??-????
12 oz glass from tap at Victory brew pub.
A very handsome beer. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and some hops. Taste has roasted malt, chocolate, A finished product. basaywhat (312) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of rich malt, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, and roast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.