George2Tall (42) - - DEC 5, 2017 Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Alcohol, hops, and burnt chocolate dominate this imperial. Smooth sipping and enjoyable. The alcohol content became more pronounced to me as it warmed. Nice beer, but the abv sticks out a little too much to me in this one. Original rate 2.9 2/15/13 6:09pm..Well, it could be because I just had to pour out a terrible beer right before I rerated this one, but my opinion has vastly changed from the first time I had this brew. The aroma of dark choco and alc still prevailed. The taste of this beer cold is very complex, providing chocolate, coffee, roasted, alcohol, licorice, and smoke flavors. The palate is medium to full and finishes nicely dry and bitter. I’m not sure what I was thinking the first time...this is a great beer!
Pours almost black from the bottle. Medium beige head. Palette is strong, but not over bearing. Flavor is very good with coffee overtones and caramel after taste. Great beer to accompany your dinner.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone geolgau (518) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - NOV 21, 2017
Nice aroma of roasted malts and coffee, a bit of earthy hops and a bit of alcoholic spiciness. Taste follows the nose, being a nice standard to the impy profile. Nice roasted malts profile, a bit dusty, not very complex but good nonetheless. Bitter, roasty aftertaste. MKromhoutNC (26) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2017
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 (163) - 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 (691) - 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 (6603) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2017
17.10.2017, 12 oz bottle @ home: Bill Becker (1910) - 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 fernans (56) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 4, 2017
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!
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 (487) - 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 (2382) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Light tan head.
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: ??/??-????