Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 4,776 | Reviews: 2,489 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DrinkMoreBigBeers:
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Bottle says to drink by april 9th 2009
A - Poured out a dark brown and once in the glass appeared pitch black except on the edge when held up to the light. Made a one finger chocolaty thick head with really tiny bubbles that died off relatively fast. Lacing is average on this one.
S - On the nose I get creamy bitter chocolate right away, some black licorice and a bit of hops in the back end. I almost feel like I'm sniffing a dark creamy chocolate bar.
T - I get the bitterness from the hops right away with the nice chocolate malt, coffee, toffee, cream; in the back this leaves a lingering after taste that has an astringent flavor which I believe is from the hop variety used.
M - This brew i full bodied with a soft pillowy feel not to mention a bitter bite from the hops and a prickle on your tongue from the carbonation. Wow a lot going on here in the mouth, Amazing!
O - A really nice sipping RIS that is to be desired at the end of a cold night. If you like RIS you need to at least try a bottle of this, with its uniquely great qualities. I will definitely be cellaring some of these to see if that astringent flavor fades, will update wit an aged version in the future. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2012 01:13:55 | More by DrinkMoreBigBeers
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Ebon, short tan head that lingers more than most stouts.
Smell: Dark stone fruit, some hops, big coffee.
Taste: Big black coffee taste. The bitter hangs on for a bit but is slightly offset by that ineffable dark fruit.
Mouthfeel: Oddly gritty. Does hang about in the mouth for a long time.
Overall: The sum of the parts are greater than the individual components on this one and it is a good solid stout. If you are a stout fancier like me it may not be a favorite but worth trying, buying, sharing and perhaps a revisit down the road.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 08:45:26 | More by Roxie_B
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,776 ratings.