Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,878 | Reviews: 2,496 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -1.7%
12 oz bottle poured into tumbler, 12.11.11.
Dark brown almost black opaque body, no visible carbonation due to hue, 1/2 finger light brown head, fairly quick dissipation with decent lacing. Nose features roasted malts, coffeeish, some chocolate and a wee bit of smoke, with citrus and floral hops for balance. Taste mirrors nose, I thought this was pretty roasty upfront and became more hoppy as it warmed. Mouthfeel a bit on heavy side of medium, not sticky, good effervescence. A bit flat on the pour, may have been a capping issue. Really drinkable, the ABV is well hidden. A solid RIS, good interplay of citrus and roast, worth a try.
12-13-2011 19:28:15 | More by jdense
3.5/5 rDev -14%
Poured into Dogfish Head signature glass.
Pours oil black with a thick 2-3 finger mocha head that leaves a nice lacing as it falls.
Lots of chocolate and roasted malts upfront. Fairly straightforward.
Follows the aroma. Roasted and hints of chocolate hit first and then hops make themselves present. Finishes slightly bitter. No trace of the 9% alcohol.
Medium bodied with med/low carbonation.
Overall I'm glad I've tried it. Wouldn't go far out of me way to pick it up again.
12-13-2011 05:42:13 | More by CrookedStill
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
12 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer and left minimal lacing on the side of the glass. The beer is also a nice pitch black with no clarity or signs of carbonation.
Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, and earthy. Might notice the hops when i have a sip.
Taste: Same as above. Some smokiness going on too, which is very interesting to me. Bittereness from the hops and a litle biscuity too. Alcohol is not even noticeable. Very scary.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, dry, and a little chewy.
Overall: Not a shabby RIS. A good beer by my boys at Victory, but would like a see a little more sweetness, hop presence, and less smokiness.
12-10-2011 19:14:26 | More by Flounder57
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
12 oz. bottle, marked "Enjoy by April 25, 2016", poured into a snifter.
A: Very dark brown with no light getting through, not even around the edges. Two finger head, creamy brown colored with moderate lacing.
S: Malt sweetness, coffee and raisin.
T: First a bit of roasted malt sweetness that I would expect, followed by some decent hops and some smokiness. There's a lot of a coffee bitterness in the mix. Tiny bits of dark fruit sweetness in the beginning, but it's more subtle.
M: Some alcohol burn from this at 9.1%. It could be a bit bigger however.
This beer tastes like a RIS with a bit of a DIPA mixed in. It has many characteristic flavors of the RIS, but a hop profile reminiscent of a DIPA. At times, the hops and malt seem to be fighting each other, but as it warms up, they work together a little better.
12-10-2011 01:31:27 | More by maxk
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,878 ratings.