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Victory Dark Intrigue

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. dense light brown head. aroma of roast, caramel, cocoa, some sweetness, chocolate, spice. flavour of roast, liqourice, sweetness, cocoa, some herbs and flowers and some woody notes. Medium to full bodieed.ends on a roasted bitter note with a coffeish twist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14667) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle at home - Tasting. Pitch black - brown head. Coffee, burnes, wooden, vanilla notes, high malty, chocolate, ok bitterness, heavy heavy heavy imperial stout. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1255) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2011
750ml bottle, purchased at the brewery at the 2010 release. Pours a jet black color with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, roasty, vanilla, bourbon, booze, with a bitter-coffee finish. This beer is definitely a bit more boozy than most barrel aged imperial stouts, but it is still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
(750ml bottled Nov 19, 2010) jet black pour with a ring of dark tan bubbles. Nose of wood, bourbon, rich dark chocolate, vanilla, mild funkiness and sweaty socks aroma. Taste is hoppy, rich dark chocolate, milk chocolate, bitter but pleasantly so, fudgey, very smooth and easy to drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (920) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
pours a jet black wit a beige head. The nose and taste are of wood, toasted malts, a touch of hops. The booze was a bit to present for my liking for only being 9.1% ABV. I suspect I will like this beer much more at the 1 year mark than fresh. That being said it is a very good beer fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7452) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a large tan head that is mostly lasting. The aroma has dark roasted malts, chocolate, earthy notes and some more subtle bourbon barrel influences. The flavor has the nice combination of roasted malts and herbal and earthy hops. The barrel notes are well integrated with the other flavors. Chocolate, woody, subtle bourbon and vanilla. Worth the try if you get a chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5513) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Thanks to Armin - dark black pour with a thick tan lace - lovely nose of vanilla, oak, dry cocoa, toasted coconut, light earthy whiskey/booze - slick, oily mouthfeel - nicely dry for the style - charred malts, dry, bitter chocolate - toasted oak - the bourbon is subtle and integrated well into the base beer - some smokiness on the tail end - just a touch of heat - a rare BA impy stout that is not overdone/over the top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle, huge thanks to kkearn, bottle from 2010. Pours deep black with thin tan head, aroma has big notes of bakers chocolate, toffee, coffee, more chocolate, vanilla, molasses, bourbon, with a nice roast and bitter character. Taste is some awesome bourbon and vanilla mixing with tons of bitter chocolate, coffee and espresso, toffee and molasses, with a nice roasted bitter finish. Awesome beer, barrel aged done right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Armin. Thanks again mi amigo! Black appearance with a dark brown head. Huge roasty chocolate malty, big bourbon, vanilla, oaky, cocoa aroma. Big roasty chocolate, pretty bitter, vanilla, bourbon, oaky flavor. Somewhat bitter, chocolate, bourbon aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Served in a SAVOR snifter. Reviewed from notes. Pours a very, very dark brown color with a thin tan head and a few spots of lacing as it goes down to a thin collar. The nose brings loads of bourbon that overpowers most everything, save for the roasted malt, which is highly present. The two combine and basically shape the entire nose of the beer, and not a super-favorable way. The same can be said for the flavor, which is overly bourbonized (that’s a word, right?) with too much roast. Faint coffee in the background. Medium, dry body with some heat. Decent, but I would have expected better from Victory. Serving type: bottle

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