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Victory Dark Intrigue

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Since its arrival in 1997, our Storm King Stout has enticed folks to “discover the dark intrigue” as its label suggests. While enjoying that great imperial stout, we have been intrigued by the myriad of flavors it exhibits, and encouraged to test the limits of perception and pleasure by adding to the rich experience of Storm King Stout. So here you have such a exploration, involving Storm King Stout aged in oak barrels that once matured Kentucky bourbon. Blended to perfection, this one is surely dark and intriguing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Aroma: Hints of bourbon, but mostly caramel and coffee aromas. Appearance: Black with a rich, tan head. Taste: Slight sweetness throughout, with hints of bitterness and sourness across the tongue. Palate: Full body, thick, oily texture, average carbonation, long finish. Overall: The whole bourbon thing doesn’t do it for me. I understand that it adds an extra dimension, but the flavors seem too conflicting in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3993) - - DEC 23, 2011
bottle. thin looking black pour with a small brown head. nose of oak and chocolate. the oak doesn’t really impart any bourbon notes though. flavors of kitchen table and dark chocolate. very warming palate with a medium body. abv is a bit hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1902) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2011
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Snifter at 45°. Color is black with mellow carbonation and a a tight brown head. Aroma is a rich and sweet roasted malt scent with oak and vanilla. It has a full body that goes down smooth with a lighter mouth feel. Flavor is much lighter then the aroma alludes to, with roasted malt, a touch of dried fruit, bourbon and a touch of oak then a bold bitterness. After taste is dry letting the oak stand out a little more. Overall its a great Imperial Stout , but like the Storm King the bitterness is a little more then I like in an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Aroma- some chocolate, plums, barrel characteristics, whiskey notes, all very soft and sensual Appearance- coal black with a thin white head and lingering lacing Taste- roasted qualities, bittersweet chocolate, nice barrel qualities, smooth bourbon notes, slight hop bitterness, finish is mildly dry and bitter Palate- medium-bodied, nice carbonation, quality mouthfeel Overall- Quite a bit better than the original Storm King imo. The barrel aging and bourbon notes transform this beer into something very sensual and luxurious. Nice beer Victory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (988) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Black pour with a small beige head. Faded to a quick collar. Aroma was bitter dark cocoa, burnt toast, lots of roastiness and a nice oaky kick. Good bit of earthy hops up front as well. Flavors were very strong on the oak, hints of cocoa, coffee and roasted malt danced throughout. Long bitter roasty finish, mouthfeel was light to medium, soft carbonation. This was good without being great. Only subtle hints of bourbon if any, it did take on a big oak character though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redtechnj (273) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Appearance- Pours jet black with a thick beige head. The head last for a good time with nie lacing. Aroma- Oak, bourbon, peat, dark malts, dark chocolate, hops. Taste- Oak,peat, very earthy, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1739) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, and dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, and alcohol, Body is medium to light, with a slightly bitter and dry finish. I was hoping this would be better than it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2030) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 bottle. dark tan head on a mahgony body. Peat, bourbon, chocolate, and roast in the aroma. Nice heat and pepper, with smoke, chocolate, and peat. Medium to bigger body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10949) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours an inky dark brown color with a large brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big bourbon notes, maple, chocolate, sweet malts and faint wood. The taste is roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, whisky, wood, chocolate and bitter hops. The taste is a little bit harsh. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, oak, and some smokiness. Taste is intensely bitter dark malts, and some bourbon smokiness on the finish. A lighter body than I’d like, but overall a pretty decent stout.

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