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Victory Dark Intrigue

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (879) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5924) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5004) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9479) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2011
750mL bottle, bottled 11/19/10. Poured very deep brown with a tall, sticky, well-retained rich tan head.. sexy. The aroma picked up burnt, slightly acrid black patent, baker’s chocolate, and coffee surrounded by tangy bourbon and oak.. this had to breathe for a while before everything clicked, but it got there.. toasted coconut right on the back of the nose. The flavor opened with tangy bourbon and oak, which stuck around all the way through.. mostly black patent and chocolate at the roasty core, with some coffee bitterness and vanilla surrounding.. finished a little too sharp on the finish, with scratchy warmth making its way to the belly. Heavier-bodied with a lot of residual sugars on the palate.. just a tad harsh and metallic at times.. overall a very solid brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Tasted on 7/31/11 from a 750mL bottle obtained in a trade, November 19, 2010. Pours an opaque midnight black with a thick tan head that that slowly recedes to spotty lace with a thick collar. The nose is awesome with the vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar bourbon flavors melding perfectly with the espresso, malted milk ball, and lactose of Storm King. The flavor is dominated more by the molasses, cocoa, dark chocolate, and espresso of the base beer with the brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon bourbon backing everything up. The body is full and creamy with just lighter than average carbonation and a long espresso, vanilla, and brown sugar finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
This poured a muddy dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Aroma was boozy bourbon, lots of burnt malts and some herbal hops too. Flavor was lots of bourbon and alcohol, silky chocolate, burnt malt and bitter herbal hops. Ok

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
750 bottle @RBSG-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses, secondary spice/earthy hops. Taste is spice/grassy/pine hops, dark malt-molasses. A bit harsh to my taste.


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