Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,794 | Reviews: 2,490 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bone53:
4.36/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Served from the bottle into a snifter at about 50°F
Appearance: Typical of a RIS. Black as can be, no light whatsoever, and a creamy tan head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: You can tell this will be a quite bitter RIS with the floral hop notes. Roasted malts and chocolate aromas are secondary, which is not typical for a stout in general.
Taste: This is my favorite aspect of this beer. The hops seem to open up every characteristic which dance a number on your tongue. Between the chocolate, roasted malts, and smokiness, the hops keep it all in check and keep you begging for more.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation for a RIS and more bitter than I am used to from this style, but the flavor makes up for it.
Overall: A very unique take on an American Russian Imperial Stout, which could be for better or worse, but for me I really enjoy it and the flavor alone keeps me coming back. Cheers!
*Make sure to drink this right above or at room temperature. Too chilled and you will get all hops, but as it warms you get more and more of the malt characteristics.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 13:27:03 | More by Bone53
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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 4,794 ratings.