Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by myost88:
2.95/5 rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into tulip style glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark black with a dark tan head. Head is very chunky and thick. Rubyish highlights when held to the light.
Smell: Smells like burnt coffee grounds. A hint of dark chocolate, but not much. Nothing really impressive to note.
Taste: This is where this beer really lost me. The two dominant flavors are roasted coffee and alcohol. Not a good combo. None of the chocolate sweetness found in many RIS. Very, very bitter finish. I love hops, but not to the point where I want them to have a major influence on stouts. I have to say the taste improved slightly upon warming, in that the bitterness gave way a bit.
Mouthfeel: A little highly carbonated for a stout. Not creamy like you'd expect. On the lighter side of heavy for sure.
Drinkability: I don't think I've ever had a stout that I disliked this much. The alcohol flavor makes this one almost unbearable in my opinion. I held off on my review until I'd had a second bottle on another night thinking my taste buds could have been off. But nothing was different. In my opinion this beer is liked more because of who makes it then for it's actual flavor and aroma. I would not buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2009 03:37:55 | More by myost88
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 4,767 ratings.