Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by JamesMN:
3.51/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Opaque black (but not as dark as the usual RIS) with a tan one finger foamy head.
Aroma: Dark roasted malts, cream, chocolate. A sort of airy hoppyness as well.
Taste: Starts with dark malt and a very light citrus bitterness. Transitions into a middle section that gives more moderate bitterness levels and then a charred coffee and chocolate finish. The roasted bitterness sticks around on the palate for a long while though the 9.1% ABV is never noticeable. As it warms a little there are notes of fig and dried apricot in the flavor. A slight sweetness also develops with the slow rise in temperature. A tad underwhelming when all is said and done.
Mouthfeel: Just above medium in body which I tend to consider a little on the thin side in terms of the style. Carbonation is a bit much at first but a few swirls of the glass make way for a smooth drinking experience. Average drinkability.
Final Thoughts: A decent RIS. Some age would probably serve it well. Would I drink it again? Maybe.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2013 05:20:27 | More by JamesMN
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 4,773 ratings.