Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by rxdrewthejew:
4/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked this up at Pirate's Cove back on Memorial Day weekend, finally getting around to reviewing it.
A: Dark black, very thick looking. Head is tan and about 1 finger which quickly dissipates. Nice lacing left on the glass. This was a bit of a cold pour, which probably explains the lack of head.
S: Big smells here, really permeates the room. Closer inspection reveals toasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, and a surprisngly strong bit of bitterness. Doesn't really smell hoppy...but I don't know what else the bitter would come from.
T: Toasted malt and coffee are prominent in this brew. Other flavors are pretty mild...but there is definitely a hop kick at the end. Fairly resiny, although I don't imagine you'd be able to taste much real flavor character over the darkness of the brew.
MF: Thick and chewy, but not the thickest I've had. It's actually quite a crisp feel. Carbonation is higher than probably a lot of RIS's. Decent warming although it took a few minutes before I really noticed anything.
D: This is a nice RIS, although not as rich and flavorful as others I've had. I really like the bitter character in the end, although it does seem a bit odd for the style. Nice drinkable brew, although at 9% I couldn't drink too many in one sitting. Not the best, but better than most.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2008 07:11:50 | More by rxdrewthejew
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