Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by FreightTrain:
4.53/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours absolutely pitch black; even held up to a bright light there is not even a hint of transparency. Small tan head that quickly dissipates to a nice, thin, sticky lacing. Looks like you could eat it with a spoon.
Very mild smell of roasted malts, cherries, and hops. I'd consider this the one place this beer doesn't excel. It was a struggle to even write that sentence.
Taste is roasty, black coffee, and bitter chocolate up front. Bitter but not overwhelming hops on the back end, leaving a pleasing bitterness on the palate that lingers. Smooth but very flavorful.
Exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Very nice carbonation consisting of small bubbles that really coat the mouth. Creamy and full. Almost the consistency of an oatmeal stout.
A very drinkable Imperial Stout. If I were the kind of guy that had a nightcap every night (or a Russian Czar), this would be my everyday nightcap, like a lawnmower beer but for the evening (a beer geek's evening.) It's immensely flavorful, highly alcoholic without really even hinting at it in the taste, and satisfyingly filling. An excellent beer that always deserves refrigerator space.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2008 08:16:17 | More by FreightTrain
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 4,774 ratings.