Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by jwhancher:
4/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark black with nice tan head. Aromas of spicy, piney and citrus hops first appear. Then, some roasty & chocolate malt make themselves evident. Even some dark fruit, maybe dark figs, and molasses, oak, and brown sugar seem to make an appearance. As it warms, lots of high alcohol & tarry rum-like aromas. Lots of roastiness in the flavor with some burnt character. Dark cocoa & chocolate flavor also persist. There are some hops in the flavor but they're layered underneath all that dark malt character. Mouthfeel is good. Appears like a medium-full beer that doesn't really show its ABV. A little acidic, maybe acrid tasting. A decent brew overall. In typical Victory fashion, this one is an above par RIS with an extra dose of hops thrown in.
Serving type: growler
06-10-2011 00:41:27 | More by jwhancher
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2.73/5 rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured very flat with little head. Cut to the chase, I just don't enjoy these heavier/stronger stouts. It's not the higher ALC but an unpleasant aftertaste. I read that imperial stouts were originally exported to Russia. That may account for the rumors of Russian women being overly hairy and their success as weight lifters. I'll settle for a good dry Irish stout or oatmeal stout any day. They are just so smooth when compared to imperials. Kind of like filing your fingernails with a fine emery board rather than a wood rasp.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 01:08:13 | More by lechap
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,373 ratings.