Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,708 | Reviews: 2,487 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rotsaruch:
4.9/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Well this SK was not sampled from the bottle, draft or the cask, but was from the firkin. I treated myself to a handsome British pint this evening at Victory. This is a jewel of a treat for "firkin Friday" in the middle of the summer. It was brewed in March 2003.
It's appearance was black as nite with a creamy mocha head. Everything, including the aroma, the taste and presence of alcohol were subdued. Just a perfect balance of hops and malt were present as the initial liquid black gold tantilized the palate. There was this overwhelming combination of chocolate, coffee, mocha, dates and rasions that were present from start to finish. The complexity of this brew was simplified into very incredible level of smooth, silky heaven. It's truly hard to capture and describe something so delicate and delicious.
If SK from the bottle, draft or cask is considered No. 1 on the BA website, I would suggest an aged-version SK from the firkin has to be No. 1 in the world.
Serving type: cask
08-16-2003 00:27:35 | More by rotsaruch
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves lovely lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and some resiny hops.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, faint dark fruit and a ton of bitter piney/grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 21:42:05 | More by SebD
3.99/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a tulip. 297 13 ??? P 1133 is the bottle code (as close as I can read).
Pours black, with a smallish beige head. Head fades slowly. Lots of fine, slow carbonation to sustain the head. Smell is a little smokey, some black licorice. Maybe lots of black licorice. Some kind of light, plummish aroma.
Taste is coffee and plums and smoke, in an interesting and fairly successful way.
Mouthfeel is nice, not too heavy or too light, not too sticky or too thin. Overall, this is a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 03:21:15 | More by snaotheus
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,708 ratings.