Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours as dark as night. A solid two fingers of cream colored head that laces remarkably on the side of the glass.
Smells of licorice, chocolate, coffee, anise, and some big hops for the style. I pick up on some faint nutty, spicy notes as well.
Very deep, roasted barley characteristics... it borders on burnt. This isn't helped by the big hop bitterness. Definite coffee notes. The black licorice notes are there towards the back. It's definitely a bit hot but not as bad as some other 9+% stouts I've had before.
Mouthfeel is nice and full, well carbonated, and pretty smooth (minus the alcohol and hop bitterness).
Overall, a pretty decent imperial stout. Having had the various Founders, BCBS, Darkness, Black Note, etc., this one has a lot to prove. For the style, it's good but not as exceptional as I would've hoped.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2012 00:45:55 | More by qthompso
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