Release Victory Black Forest Cake Stout

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by RobHB, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (135) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    I was browsing through the fine beer blog MyBeerBuzz when I came across this beer, the label of which was posted back in June.


    I am a big fan of Victory Brewing's output, and think most these Blackboard beers are quite good, especially the Berliner Weisse from last year and the Peach Belgian Blonde from the summer. This one? Damn does the name alone make me want to make the hour and a half drive to Downington from my house right now.

    I'm not sure when this one will hit shelves, but I'm guessing in the next month or two? Glad to see this will be in bottles, too since a couple of the Blackboard beers have been draft only.

    (I didn't see this one mentioned elsewhere, or at least a topic for it after a title search of "Victory" so apologies for potential duplicates).
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  2. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (279) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    We get a lot of Victory beers here but not all of them. Dont remember seeing the Peach Belgian Blonde for example. I got the Cherry Gose not long ago and enjoyed it.
  3. DrewLS

    DrewLS Initiate (161) Oct 7, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Sounds fantastic.
  4. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,844) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Might have to pick one up on an out-of-state beer run...
  5. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (135) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    Looks like this will be in shelves in a couple/few weeks. Victory tweeted and instagrammed about it.

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  6. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,732) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I've seen it on the shelves in PA already. I'm not a big fan of the cherry/chocolate combination, so I'll be passing on this one.

    On the other hand, I am looking forward to another batch of Java Cask.
  7. BeanBump

    BeanBump Aspirant (247) Dec 14, 2016 California

    If its anything like the Bruery Geburtstagskranz, youre in for a treat[​IMG]
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  8. tzieser

    tzieser Champion (898) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Was it in four packs?
  9. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,732) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

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  10. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,732) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    This settles it
  11. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Meyvn (1,444) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    I was completely on board until "With Cherry", but I'll still try it if I see it.
  12. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (667) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Sound good but the blackboard stuff is a bit pricey. $15 for most I have seen

    Hope to find a $10-12 six pack

  13. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (424) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Looks good to me... I plan to pick up some to try, maybe 1-2 singles at first at some shops nearby when it hits. I have hope it will be tasty.
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  14. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Disciple (311) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    A little surprised they decided to call it "Black Forrest cake stout 'with cherries'" when black Forrest implies cheries when you're referring to pastries. Guess they feel the need to be specific it they think the beer community is not in the know.
  15. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,337) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Probably because it fits the naming pattern for their Black Board Series beers.
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  16. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,732) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    As @drtth said, all of the blackboard beers are named "XXX with YYY".

    But note that it's not "with Cherries", but "with Cherry". The label indicates "Ale with Cherry Juice Added", not the actual fruit.
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  17. Jlabs

    Jlabs Crusader (752) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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    heading to one of the Victory brewpubs in a few weeks..hope to see this on tap
  18. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (135) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    Stopped in my local Wegman's (Bridgewater) and picked up a six-pack of this for just $10.99. There are other bottle shops in my area, but for whatever reason Wegman's seems to more stock more Victory beer than those other shops.

    I may not have this until next week, but I'm looking forward to it.
  19. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,844) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Love me some cherry stouts, will have to try it.
  20. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,210) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Will be on the hunt for these, thanks for info....
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  21. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (135) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    I finally had the chance to try the beer and I liked it. It was a little more on the bittersweet side than expected, but still a very tasty beer. I've got to learn to be patient with stouts and let them warm a little bit. This one got better as it sat in my glass. I think the following day the second tasted better largely because I had a better idea of what to expect in the flavor profile.

    I've seen this compared to Storm King (maybe even in this thread?) and I can get that comparison. I find Storm King to be far too bitter for my palate so to have that bitterness "softened" works well.

    A solid beer, a nice one for dessert.
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