Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle into pint glass
A: Oily black, deep and dark. Moderate carbonation appearance. Thin head with decent retention and lacing. Looks like it has some nice viscosity. Pretty standard stout appearance, the bottom of the glass emits a nice redish glow.
S: The smell stands out in my opinion. Rich malt character, roasted with notes of coco and sweetness with a bit of a bitter bite. Reminds me of winter, crisp.
T: Follows the nose, with roasted/burn malt with a little booziness. Licorice lingers somewhere in this coffee conundrum. Bitter but balanced with a little sweetness of smoky sweetness. A lot of hop presence, more bitter than most stouts I’ve drank, but I am enjoying the complexity. The sweetness seems to reflect some dark fruitiness or burnt sugar, almost syrupy.
M: Well bodied, with light tingling carbonation. Has some creamy character the longer it stays in the mouth. Crisp and excellent with a delightful coffee style after taste
O: This brew boats a nice 9.1% ABV, and has impressive drinkability for an imperial stout. A lot more hop character than most stouts, but has excellent balance. This was purchased in a four-pack, but I could easily go through more than that in a session. Victory makes some quality brew, and I thoroughly enjoy their take at imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2013 02:43:48 | More by ZagZagg
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