brigg (726) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2018 satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coca cola head, elements present in the nose as well. unlike most imperial stouts ive had which are mostly coffee/chocolate, etc...this one is much busier with hops and delicious biting sharpness on the front of the tounge. looks like it was bourbaned but doesnt have that kind of body evident in the pour or palate. it was a pleasant surprise to find something anew besides roasted malt (though thats certainly present, and it isnt unwelcome). immediately relaxing @ 9.1 yet the flavor of booze is completely not existant. its not hard to see what this is so highly rated. brewers like victory with beers like this under their belt (besides so many others they excel at) are a national treasure.
(Bottle) Opaque black body with a small disappearing tan head. Aroma dark roast coffee, wood. Full bodied, foamy and chewy. Flavor is moderately sweet (some berry), and mild bitterness that lasts and builds a little as the sweetness fades; lots of woody notes and hint of smoke; mild chocolate; coffee and peat. A lot going on in the flavor; dynamic. oobawa (1925) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2018
Lovely imperial stout, swinging from one extreme to the other, starting with a rich, gentle, indulgent sweet chocolate-and-caramel front before doing a one-eighty and plowing straight into a prolonged, clingy, palate-scouring bitter back end. Mostly eschews the dark fruits found in most impy stouts for anise, dark roast coffee, and hints of vanilla among the brief sweet streak, but the real treasure is the prolonged, biting finish, dry as hell yet still dusted with cocoa and roasty malt. Pours a dark, dark brown that grows black, with a fleeting off-white head and ample lacing. Surprising amount of caramel on the nose, not a whole lot of chocolate and roasted notes. Creamy texture has just a hint of alcohol warmth. Delicious. DandyWolfFloyd (1339) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Aroma - is rich with roast, coffee, chocolate, and some bold hops and. booze.
Appearance - black as night body. Some tan head that settles slowly. Good sud lacing.
Taste - rich roast, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, and licorice.
Palate - full body, thick texture, average carbonation, astringent finish. kustie (1394) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2018
[email protected]hershiser2 (3885) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Opaque black color with tanned head. Aroma has coffee, licorice, dark malt, vanilla. Taste is malty sweet with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, malt, bitter elements, licorice, vanilla.
Bottle, Wine Warehouse. This is one I'd assumed I'd tried every time I saw it - and perhaps I did and somehow didn't rate it. But today I was determined to take home a case of singles I'd yet to rate and I checked everything in the store until I got to 24 - and lo and behold, no rating for Storm King.
Pours dark brown with a soft tan head.
Aroma is sweet chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, caramel, light coffee, sweat.
Flavor is dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, coffee beans and liquid, earth.
Nice bitter back end. Flavorful but not complex. Very solid.
George2Tall (44) - - DEC 5, 2017
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 (544) - 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 (33) - 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 (389) - 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 (754) - 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.