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Review by joe1510 on 02/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 8 15 4 7 2010
12oz Bottle
$10.99 6-Pack
Binnys Orland

Enjoy by 6/27/12

Storm King pours black as a bottomless pit. A two finger cocoa head rose slowly on the pour and stayed at the peak for a couple minutes before falling to a thin swirling. The head left some very nice drink lines together with sheet lacing on its way down the glass. A good looking stout to be sure.

The aroma kicks off with a nice helping of cold coffee. Roasted barley, dark chocolate, and a mild heavy cream come through from middle to end. After a few deep whiffs I can finally pull out the hops and spicy alcohol in the background.

The flavor is similiar to the aroma. The roasted barley seems a touch more pronounced and bitter than in the smell. There's a hint of dark fruits here and there in the background. The cold coffee comes through nicely and everything seems to be in balance. This is a good stout by anyone's standards, just not one of my favorites.

The body is on the hefty side but not exactly creamy and thick like a stout of this caliber should be. Mouthfeel is slick and rather quick moving. Slight heat on the swallow adds a welcomed touch.

This is a sipper just like every other RIS you come across. An easy one to put away with the slick mouthfeel. The alcohol will catch up pretty quickly though.

Storm King is one of the classic RISs in the country. A good beer for sure but one I can't call a favorite. With all the new more robust stouts out there my money usually goes elsewhere, although I do buy a couple sixers a year of Storm King and set some away.

Reviewed: 12/22/07

Price: $10.99 Served In: Snifter