Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz brown pop top, cool label, best by March 11, 2014. Picked this one up on our honeymooon in 2009, before we could get it locally. Been holding onto it in not the most ideal conditions, so I figured tonight I'd give it a try. Poured into my Chimay goblet.
Appearane: Black as sin itself; this is one of the most beautiful obsidian brews I've seen in a long time. A fluffy light tan head sticks around nicely.
Smell: Nice mix of malt, juicy dark molasses, fruity American hops (though at this point this isn't particularly citrusy anymore)and just a hint of burnt malt. Overall, pretty nice!
Taste: This is certainly less hop-forward than the only other time I had it (which was quite a bit fresher) but there's still a strong hop presence. It's fruity/American but again, any citrus notes (which I think I remember from the fresher sample) have faded now. This really shows a nice blend between fruity hops, sweet (but not cloying/heavy, and lacking the metallic notes I generally don't like) molasses, and bit of mellow, dry roasted malt on the finish. Not a ton of depth, but this is really, really nice. Strong, clean, firm bitterness. Mild, pleasant, warming alcohol burn.
Overall: This was described by the head brewer of Victory as somewhere between a black IPA and and a well-attenuated RIS. Well-attenuated, yes, but certainly at this point in its life not a black IPA. What we have here is a really tasty, bold, but somewhat balanced (between alcohol, hops, malt) American-style Imperial Stout with a bit more emphasis on the hops than is typical. I dunno if this still sells for around $12-13 a sixer but, if it does, this wouldn't be at all bad to pick one up every couple of years to let the bottles age.
B to B+
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2012 02:38:58 | More by BedetheVenerable
More User Reviews:
4.75/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
What a beer!
Great looking and tasting dark beer.
A lot of Victory's are fantastic and there are, literally, 1000's upon 1000's of reviews on each one so my review and all others are sort of lost but I'd like my 2 cents on record for what I deem the best of the lot. Being from Philly, there are a lot of Victory's everywhere. The best place is the Victory Beer Garden down where the Spectrum used to be. It is an amazing place with what seem to be, dozens of the big "V", tap handles along an enormous bar.
I've had this beer there too.
It has a kick to it and has a large, magnificent coffe-ish colored head.
When I pour from the bottle I use a Duval Tulip glass and the head fills the upper end of the 22 oz glass. Quite impressive.
I'm going out and get another one right now.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 21:45:19 | More by Dennycurr
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,791 ratings.