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Victory Storm King Imperial Stout

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 2802   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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With a huge, Pacific Northwest hop aroma & character upfront, Storm King subsides into massive, roast malt complexity. More flavor than mere words can adequately describe. Rich and substantial, it will warm your heart.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bronzebygold (3) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
In over a decade of tasting beers around the world, this is the best stout I have tried and quite possibly the best beer in the world, period.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (509) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
12fl oz bottle. Pours black with a half finger, mocha head that laces well. Aroma has big notes of bitter/dark chocolate, roasted malts, a bit of caramel, and a touch of floral and citrus hops. Taste is a strong bitter with big roasted malts and dark chocolate, a good amount of floral hop flavour, and a drawn out, almost espresso bitter ending. Very slight alcohol taste. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Pretty clean and smooth in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Very drinkable. Overall a great imperial stout. Classic flavours with some noticeable hop flavours. Now to age a few and see how it changes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (435) - - JUL 22, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is like the aroma with a nice, bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (886) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Aroma: intense roasted malts, coffee, espresso. Appearance: black, medium creamy beige head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate:bitters intensify immediately, but so do the sweets, roasted flavours, coffee, dark fruits, prunes, intense bitters in the long, dry finish. Overall: massive Imperial Stout, intensely complex aroma and palate. Bottle from BottleDog Kings Cross, Holborn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Cellared one year Pours deep brown/black with a small tan head that maintains through out this session as a small wispy veil in the center of a small foam ring. Aromas of roasted malts and a slight hoppiness. Sweet malt tasting with some hop bitterness. The hops seemed to have mellowed out as I expected. Malts have a chocolate espresso flavor. A rich full bodied beer that has some grittiness on finish. The flavors after a year have mellowed out nicely. A nice rich stoudt beer with a good dose of hidden alcohol. After reviewing I finished the beer off with a couple chunks of smoked gouda. They went together nicely.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (122) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
12 oz bottle poured dark thick black with a creamy head. Aroma is roast coffee. Taste is coffee, dark cocoa, tangy and a bit boozy. Long bitter finish. Pretty good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottled 28/06/14. A pitch black beer with a dissipating tan coloured head. Thick soy and bitter roast flavours. A long finish. Lots of booze (this bottle is probably five or more years old). Deep, fruity and burnt. Rich and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (834) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a very dark black with toffee cooked head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of burned malts and coffee. Little booze taste on the back end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1075) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
12 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online store. Black browm colour, foamy beige head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice with a juicy dark fruit hoppy edge. Taste is smokey roast malt, molasses, earthy, coffee, with an underlying woody fruity grassy spicey hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, warming dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkeh (185) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
This one’s a winner. Pours a super dark brown color, and has a khaki head. I have to give appearance a knock here: I like my imperial stouts to have a dark chocolate head. Has great lacing and alcohol legs though. Aroma is lots of piney hops up front, then the chocolate, oak, woody characteristics, coffee, vanilla, etc take over. The taste is uber smokey and woody, with a little vanilla and mild chocolate. Mouthfeel is a little thin for my liking in an imperial stout. Another slight knock, but this is a standout beer, and I"ll definitely try it again, especially in the winter months.


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