Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,893 | Reviews: 2,497 | Display Reviews Only:
2.75/5 rDev -32.4%
As I popped the top and gathered the aroma, I was excited to experience this brew by Victory. According to the brews that I had listed, I was advised I would appreciate this suggestion. Watching the wonderfully viscus, onyx in appearance, liquid flow into my glass, I felt that I was in for a real treat. I watched in anticipation as the head developed into a beautiful caramel in color froth. Next, I brought my glass to my lips, fully expecting the chocolate/coffee notes that the brewery assured me of on the label, and that's where things went south. I chalk up what happened next to my inexperience with stouts because I was overwhelmed with one taste... espresso, BLACK ESPRESSO! The next thing I could taste was alcohol, which left me with a rather sour experience. If high grav stouts are your thing, then I guess this might be right up your ally, but for this "Aspirant," I will have to go back to the drawing board. I might come back to this beer at a later date to give it another shot as my palate evolves, but at this stage... I think I will move on.
08-06-2014 01:58:32 | More by BaalDagon
4.34/5 rDev +6.6%
A - Pitch black with a light brown head
A - Coffee, Sweet, and malty
T - The taste isn't as sweet as the smell but isn't bitter. Taste coffee, dark chocolate, with a hoppy finish. The alcohol isn't noticeable which is surprising.
M- medium mouthfeel compared to most stouts, but heavy for a non stout drinker. really smooth however.
Overall this is a good stout, not the best I've had from Victory, but they still prove to be a solid brewery.
07-30-2014 01:06:11 | More by brojas91
3.81/5 rDev -6.4%
a. Dark brown/black on the pour. less than a finger of tan head when poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
s. Sweet smell, malt heavy.
t. Sweet side of stouts. Alcohol hidden well for an imperial. Malt.
m. Excellent - not dry. Nice balance.
o. Very very good stout.
07-29-2014 22:54:09 | More by gonzo000
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,893 ratings.