notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Beerman6686 (4423) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from peteinSD. Dark brown almost black with a thick, dense, creamy light tan head. Aroma of lots of bitter-sweet chocolate, dark roasted malt, bourbon and some pine resin. Flavor is bitter roasted malt, bitter chocolate and some boozy bourbon. Full body with average carbonation and a thick chewy mouth feel. Great beer, you get more bourbon than oak character, think I like Storm King better.
vtafro (3564) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks jeff for holding one for me. Black pour with tan head. Bourbon, chocolate, licorice, woody aroma. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, and woody tones.