Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by GitcheGumee:
3.93/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. This is the first time I've tried this beer. I also don't have much frame of reference when it comes to Imperial Stouts.
Appearance: Storm King has a solid black appearance. Very nice looking beer. The head is thick and long lived. The beer also has nice legging on the glass. Looks the way a stout should look.
Smell: Very intense smells here. You definitely know it's a stout when you breath in...lots of rich malt scent. There's also some chocolate, coffee, and nutty scents. The alcohol is also noticeable by smell, but not overwhelming.
Taste: The malt flavor was noticed first. Very pleasant taste up front. There is a hint of sweetness at first sip as well. I sensed strong coffee and chocolate in the mix, which pleased me. The hops comes on late, but STRONG. It definitely dominates the end of the sip. There's also a lingering resin flavor...not bad, but I kind of wish it wasn't there. The alcohol is out there in the open, but I wasn't bothered by it.
Mouthfeel: Feels heavy on the tongue, but what do you expect?! It's very fitting for the style of beer. Carbonation feels just about right. Not too much to complain about here.
Drinkability: As I stated before, I haven't sampled very many imperial stouts. However I do know the theory behind the beer, so obviously I don't expect it to be a beer that I can drink throughout the night. That being said, this beer goes down nicely...leaving a nice warm buzz thanks to the 9.1%ABV!
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2009 03:49:32 | More by GitcheGumee
More User Reviews:
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 4,795 ratings.