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Victory Dark Intrigue

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RATINGS: 330   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7684) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6769) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2011
bottle at jans ... deep brown black ... dark chocolate roast ... light dry roast nose ... light fizzz ... heavy chocolate ... dark roast ... chocolate malts ... heavy but really nice ... got heavy alcohol but not really bourbon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle provided by the now defunct Agentzero, poured into a perfect pint glass...Dark brown pour with amber on the fringes. A big, medium tan head, good retention. The head is interesting to look as it bubbles fiercely and the the bubbles are light tan at the bottom and much darker as it rises...The aroma gets this off to a great start, sweet bourbon, lots of oak, vanilla, maple syrup, lactic accent...The taste starts off pretty nice with a combo of oak, vanilla and chocolate, its tastey. Then all of a sudden everything comes crashing down and makes this a borderline bad beer. The carbonation is totally off, way to high, your palate is attacked by bubbles, it feels as off their are pop rocks in my mouth. Then as you swallow seconds later you get huge amounts of bitter chocolate that is not how this should finish. Very unbalanced and the carbonation are huge problems. A good start, but this is nothing special, can’t believe the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2011
sampled during the 2011 RBWG weekend Thanks to Kyle for bringing this, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is hot and peaty, like a scotch. Flavor is ash, smoke, dry roast, tar. Very strange, I thought this was bourbon barrels?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle shared by Vic, thanks man. Pours a black body with a coffee style tan head. Malty and roasty bitter and drying with a coffee and floral earth hop tones. Vanilla and coffee beans, sweet whiskey tones with chocolate notes. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared during RBWG. Pour is deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, ash, and tar. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of vanilla. Overall body is full and viscous with definate alcohol presence.

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