Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,371 | Reviews: 2,459 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BeerNinja007:
4.5/5 rDev +10%
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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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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