Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerNinja007:
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got a sixer for $11.69 at the Co-Op grocery in Lebanon NH. Best by date stamped on the label is barely legible, but I think it's Oct 22 2010. C'mon Victory, dates are useless if they aren't readable. At any rate, I can't see this stuff going bad too quickly. Rather, I'd think it would be a good candidate for aging. Served mostly cold in a chilled pint glass.
I've had this brew many times but not for quite a while. It is nice to revisit an old favorite. Surprised to see that I hadn't reviewed it. To the best of my knowledge this is the only 6-pack RIS available in these parts.
A: Thick pitch black brew lets no light through, not even when held to a light. 1" of thick mocha-colored foam takes a minute or two to settle to a thick stable cap. Spotty lace is left on the glass.
S: Thick chewy malt body with a bunch of dark roasted grain, some smoke and astringency. Has a moderate sweetness like dark stone fruits, cherry and plum. Warm cocoa and floral hops.
T/M: Thick rich body. Lots of burnt malt mixing with earthy and herb hop cuts cleanly through the thickness. Sweetness of dark candied cherries and cocoa powder. Finishes dry and balanced with nearly the whole palate lingering for quite a while. A tiny bit of alcohol heat resides at the back of the mouth and in the finish, becoming more prominent as the brew warms.
D: This is a big brew but it is very balanced and goes down dangerously easy. Awesome RIS.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2011 01:31:17 | More by BeerNinja007
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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 4,796 ratings.