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Victory Dark Intrigue

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RATINGS: 325   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackSwan (24) - Frisco (Dallas), USA - MAY 7, 2011
Pours a muddy dark brown body with a large creamy beige head. Aroma has a mixture of burnt substances: chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Mouth feel is full in body and high in warmth. Flavor is chocolaty with strong roasted coffee and a hint of brown sugar.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3190) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Shared by some kind soul at Dark Lord Day. Pours black with an espresso swirl head. The aroma is roasty coffee and has a distinct sweetness both in a malty and a bourbon like way. There is a fair amount of woody barrel like character, and I swear this has a light aroma of manure. The beer is fairly sweet but keeps that fruity hoppiness that is in the Storm King (that I love so much). The beer is pretty much all about decadent chocolate and bourbon though, really tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011

Bottle 750ml. @ UK-SCO Tasting in Ulfborg.

[ Courtesy of Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear dark black - red brown color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, light alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a long to average duration, coconut, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110409]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle at CL Rosso Batch 3 Release. Pours black with a bit of brown head. Smoky aroma with chocolate, roasted malt, chocolate, a hint of dark fruit. Don’t pick up on very much of the bourbon, very good though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2011
Man I was told the bourbon was overwhelming on this brew. I felt like it needed some more but, that’s just me. Plus a smokey edge I normally don’t pick up on the base beer ( I must admit it’s been along time since I’ve had one). Dark pour with a thin chestnut colored head and spotty lace. Aroma is oaky tannins, roast and some chocolate. Bourbony blast up front with some roasty coffee later on

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2011
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds grapefruit and flowers up front with undertones of mango, mint chewing gum, mild spicy/vanilla-ish subtle oak, new cut grass, pepper, eruca saliva, salvia, tar-ish coffee, cocoa, salt liquorice, mild smoke, earth and maybe a touch of grain. The nose is really hoppy, the oak and malt is secondary. The flavour is light sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic. Tones of wood, citrus and clean roast up front. Spicy, fruity and floral undertones. Tar, asphalt, smoke and liquorice notable. The flavour is clean round and soft with a light to medium carbonation. Mint, liquorice, citrus, smoke, tobacco wood and roast on the finish. Near full-bodied. Surprisingly good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at Jan & Charlotte’s tasting, Ulfborg, Denmark 09.04.11 cheers Jan & Charlotte Pouring dark brown this is a really roasty number. The nose is a little more subtle than I was expecting. Quite thick and heavy in the mouth, some whisky notes in the mouth, some warmth, dark molassess, good bitterness, tasty. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at the release of batch 3 Rosso down at Captain Lawrence. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big sweet bourbon, roast, chocolate and coffee. Smooth roast, chocolate, caramel. Roast and pudding, cocoa. Light booze and isopropyl notes. Chocolate and roast. Faint warm vanilla on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 18, 2011
Åbnet hos J & C. Malt, mørkt brød, kaffe, chokolade, vanilje, grape, brændt malt, træ, fyrrenåle, sort, uklar, skum kort tæt , meget sød og meget bitter, medium fylde, blød.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
Bottle @ J & C’s, Ulfborg. Thanks. Pours black with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is roast, smoke, vanilla and coffee. Bit of warmth. Sticky. Lovely sipper!


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