Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by CASK1:
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Happy Birthday to me! Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. About as black a beer as I've ever seen; truly opaque. Light tan head is dense and thick, with decent retention. Aroma is dominated by the roast malt. Coffee, dark chocolate, burnt toast are all evident. There is a low malty sweetness, and a subtle resiny, piney, hop aroma.
Flavor Is complex and well-balanced. Lots of roasted malt presents as coffee grounds, bitter chocolate. More malty sweetness than the aroma would suggest, with toffee and molasses. Hop bitterness is moderately high and builds in the finish. Some dark fruit esters show up that were missing in the aroma; fig, raisin. Low resiny hop flavor completes the flavor.
The mouthfeel is medium-full with medium carbonation. Despite the heavy initial mouthfeel, the beer finished fairly dry thanks to high hop bitterness in the finish and some roasted grain astringency.
I wouldn't want to put down a sixer at a sitting, but this is about as drinkable as a RIS can be. I will add this to my standard RIS lineup.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2011 02:38:57 | More by CASK1
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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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