Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.5/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Excellent stuff. Fits the style to the tee.
It pours very dark brown and when in glass, it is pitch dark, Totally opaque. Thin about a finger thick head. Dark tan in color. Head retention is low. Dissipates quite easily. Excellent lacing, which sticks together with the beer.
Smell is as rich and complex as it can get., not literally but still awesome. Smells from at least six inches away and you get the good feeling of what you are going to drink. I really like beers with such an inviting smell. Smell is the foreplay before the real stuff. Everything in there, roasted malts, some coffee, hell ya much hops and alcohol. Hops are much more IPA like. Earthy, some grassy and a little piney. Very upfront hop aroma. Roasted barleys are little subdued. Tinges of coffee but not a lot.
Taste is very much like nose. Very hoppy and bitter upfront. Not IPA/DIPA bitter, but yes good enough bitterness for a stout, so much so that you do not feel the roasted coffee stout like taste for a good time. Malts are very subdued and sweetness is extremely well mixed with its bitter hops and presents a distinct flavor. I like it, very much. It is warm, not due to malts, but due to its alcohol. Leaves a dry taste in the mouth.
Mouth feel is full bodied. Heavy, you feel it very well in your mouth. Carbonation is mild and the beer does not hurt unless you are put off by hops. Very much a winter beer. Pretty heavy on alcohol too.
Excellence written all over it.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2012 23:47:48 | More by AmitC
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2.73/5 rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured very flat with little head. Cut to the chase, I just don't enjoy these heavier/stronger stouts. It's not the higher ALC but an unpleasant aftertaste. I read that imperial stouts were originally exported to Russia. That may account for the rumors of Russian women being overly hairy and their success as weight lifters. I'll settle for a good dry Irish stout or oatmeal stout any day. They are just so smooth when compared to imperials. Kind of like filing your fingernails with a fine emery board rather than a wood rasp.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 01:08:13 | More by lechap
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
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