Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by thezach:
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Okay, apologies, I am practicing for a play whilst drinking this fantastic beer. So, please enjoy or avoid the latter portion of what I feel is a wunderbar review in the best German accent you will ever read (today).
I'm really enjoying this beer. It's brown to black with a thick tan head, rich and thick with a wonderful palate-cleaning carbonation. The aroma is mostly sweet dark sugars (molasses?), charcoal, chocolate, a slight fruitiness, and a definite spiciness that I'm attributing to noble hops. The high alcohol is only noticeable to me now that I'm finishing off my pint, and not because I can taste it.
The taste is again charcoal and chocolate, with sweet burnt raisins on the end. I'm digging this brew. Rich in the mouthfeel, but it is pretty clean after a moment and I'm ready for the next sip.
Got. Damn. Gut.
Zat ees vat zis bier ees. Zeh appearance ees very dark vis a tan head zat lasts undt lasts until eet ees only a fine lace covering zeh bier, wunderbar jah?
Eet smells of zeh charcoal undt a slight spice zat may be from zeh hops (noble jah?) or even zeh alcohol eetself. Zere is some fruitiness also on zeh nose, like somesing raisin-y or even molasses-y.
Zeh taste ees likevise wunderbar! Rich mousefeel undt plenty of zeh bubbles to clean zeh palate, jah. Zere ees a definite bitterness, perhaps from zeh hops undt zeh roasted barley, zat I sink lingers a bit long.
Personnally, I find zat zeh bier ees closer to zeh earlier descriptions from zeh bros, jah? But visout havink tried zees bier a decade ago, eet es hard to say.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2013 02:10:42 | More by thezach
More User Reviews:
4.75/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
What a beer!
Great looking and tasting dark beer.
A lot of Victory's are fantastic and there are, literally, 1000's upon 1000's of reviews on each one so my review and all others are sort of lost but I'd like my 2 cents on record for what I deem the best of the lot. Being from Philly, there are a lot of Victory's everywhere. The best place is the Victory Beer Garden down where the Spectrum used to be. It is an amazing place with what seem to be, dozens of the big "V", tap handles along an enormous bar.
I've had this beer there too.
It has a kick to it and has a large, magnificent coffe-ish colored head.
When I pour from the bottle I use a Duval Tulip glass and the head fills the upper end of the 22 oz glass. Quite impressive.
I'm going out and get another one right now.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 21:45:19 | More by Dennycurr
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,797 ratings.