Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by MacDomer:
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this one up a few months ago while travelling for work. Shared a few with some coworkers at the time, but didn't get a chance to review it then. We have a big snowstorm rolling in tonight, so I figure it would be appropriate to open up my last Storm King.
A - Holy crap this guy develops huge head on a pretty soft pour. Like half the glass! After a minute or two it receeds. Pretty dark, not black, with some rocky light foam floating around for the entirety of the beer. There's some lacing, but nothing to write home about. Appears a bit thin on the swirl.
S - Not very strong here, but smells good. Notes of milk chocolate, light roast fresh brewed coffee, some dark fruits hiding out and finally a hint of citrus zest from the hops.
T - Not as rich as I remember, but quite tasty nonetheless. Upfront I get some chocolate malts, a bit of cafe au lait, some roastedness, followed by a grassy citrusy finish with some nice bitterness.
M - A little thin for the style. I'd call it medium bodied. I'm almost done with my beer and haven't noticed the carbonation much, but I'd say on the finish it is just shy of being agressive.
D - A good beer, for sure. I don't see it too frequently around in my local stores, and the RIS category has lot of really good alternatives, so I probably won't seek this out. Would be happy to drink one if I came across it again.
It's a bit of a different take on the style given the thin body and higher level of hopping - I can appreciate that and enjoy it for what it is.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2008 06:53:14 | More by MacDomer
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.