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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle
Appearance: Opaque black, offwhite head
Aroma: Booze, dark malts, coffee
Taste: Slightly sweet vanilla, semisweet chocolate
Palate: Medium body, coating mouthfeel. Decent carbonation.
Overall: Slightly thinner than expected, bourbon comes through with nice flavor and a good heat on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
[5076-20130118] 750 bottle. Roasted grain malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Roasted sweet malt grain flavour has a great bitter bite. Full body is fairly bitter. Delicious. (7/4/8/4-16) 3.9
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Nov. 11 bottle enjoyed in 6/13. Deep dark brown with some reddish translucent edges. Pillowy but fading head. Nose of some roast coffee, bourbon, and wood. Taste follows, with some nice lingering dark chocolate and ash. Pretty straightforward, but enjoyable for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle split at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 - big thanks to Jack for liberating this one across the pond. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a light tan head. Nose is light roast, wood, bourbon notes, dark chocolate, treacle toffee. The flavours in this one were a little thin for a BA impy, chocolate, dark fruits, booze, woody notes, raisens. Full bodied, fine carbonation, some warming alcohol in the finale. Ok stuff, the booze is a little on the harsh side and could have been better integrated. Drinkable but not a great - would find a bomber of this on my own a bit of a chore I think!?!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2011 Bomber. Pitch black pour with mocha head. Nose of coffee, roast, chocolate and a touch of bourbon. Taste follows in the coffee and roast side. Surprisingly very bitter and not from hops. Also quite sour. Bad bottle perhaps. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoberDave (130) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle aged 1 year by redpooba. Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate and plum aroma. Flavour includes sweet, bitter fruit, chocolate, bourbon and alcohol. Goes down creamy with a nice bite.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a very attractive light brown head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a chocolate, coffee, treacle and dark fruity flavor with and oak finish and a bourbon trail. Very complex.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
750 c&c from timfoolery. Thanks guy! Pours black with a creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is quite bourbon, oaky, dark fruity, treacle, chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is very nice chocolate/cacao, bourbon, vanilla, wood/oak. Finish is towards, but not reaching, dry with lots and lots of flavor. Fantastic beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2138) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a black brown from the bottle with no real head or lacing. Aroma of vanilla from the oak and booze. Taste was sweet bourbon barrel aged goodness, dark but thin. I suppose for a bba malt liquor this was pretty solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1054) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 15, 2013
2011. Very smooth palate, reminiscent of CCB 110k+OT, batch 2. Aroma is a bit soy saucy. Pretty hoppy still. Carafa special + burnt toast.


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