Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,776 | Reviews: 2,489 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by yen157:
4.8/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An example chosen to teach my girlfriend about imperial stouts, her favorite style. Although I've had this before, my taste memory isn't the greatest so having this was kinda a new experience for me too.
What can I say that hasn't been said already? A great imperial stout all around. Is it the absolute best? I'm not sure. I will come back to this one time and time again because memorable it IS. The characteriastic that sets this stout apart from others such as Sam Smith, Brooklyn Chocolate, and every other that I've ever had is the hopping of the beer. Many imperials rely on toasted malts and blackened grains for a majority of thier flavors. Doing this they achieve great things in terms of depth of flavor and complexity. Victory is the only brewer that really gives hops a chance to shine through in an important way. Most will provide hop flavor and bitterness for balancing these normally weighty brews, but Victory somwhow manages to make their hops the centerpeice of their brew. Very, very well done.
Serving type: bottle
11-26-2002 04:42:16 | More by yen157
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 4,776 ratings.