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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle at RBSG. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon barrel, roast chocolate, vanilla and some licorice. Mild dry hops in finish. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Light chocolate to liqourice flavoured. Bitter, dark raosted malty and distinct fruity. Bitter and citric finish. Bitter, dark roasted and malty flavoured. simple and dry hoppy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5458) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Large chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate and medium coffee. Nice full bodied beer. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Sweet, slightly fusel nose with chocolate and molasses, light dark fruit. the taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lots of chocolate, lots of molasses, some raisin, solid bourbon, and very hoppy. Solid actually.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Very dark brown color with a slight ring of head.  Aroma is bourbon, wood and spiced dark malts. Heavy malts and maple. Flavor is dry and malty. Slight charcoal. Bitter finish with a light bit of smoked flavor. Pretty cool.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2606) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Bottle. Thanks phillymonksman! A solid black color with a dark brown head. A wonderfully rich aroma of dark malts and chocolate. I love how well understated the bourbon is. Thankfully it does not have the overwhelming vanilla finish common in barrel aged beers. It has just the right touch of wood and the balanced smoothness that the barrel aging can add. A robust roasted malt and chocolate finish. What a delight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Huge thanks to corby112 for this as a bonus beer in our F2F - rock on, Craig! Big oily pour with a three-finger dimpled head. Nose was actually somewhat soft, compared to what I expected. Dry, dusty hops in the aroma, as is the case with the base beer, and there’s a woody but fairly muted bourbon addition too. Flavors were slightly different in this regard, though, as the barrel came on fairly powerfully, almost to the point that it obscured what I enjoy so much in Storm King. Body fairly thin, but not too much heat on the palate. Enjoyable enough as a BA stout, but most of the things I find distinctive and enjoyable about the base are just absent here, leaving as a remainder a competent but forgettable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle@RBWG, and more recently@the DFW Weekly via thirdeye--thanks. Black color/ brown head. Dry wood, dry chocolate, medium roast aromas. Sugary sweet vanilla flavors with dry wood, dark malt, espresso coffee to balance--good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
(750ml, bottled Nov 19 2010, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with spare beige head. Aroma of raisins, coconut, oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and toasted grain. Flavor of bourbon, toasted coconut, oak, toffee, caramel, and chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with Tim. Pours a pitch black cola with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma of oak wood chips, vanilla, chocolate, malt and char. Taste of oak wood, light bourbon, chocolate, malt and vanilla notes.


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