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Victory Dark Intrigue

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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
cgarvieuk (18524) - 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 (3500) - 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 (1475) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4963) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to wildman Dean, thanks piney!! Poured a dark black body with a super dark slightly foamy beige head. Aroma of charcoal, chocoalte, vanilla, hint of roasted coconutt. The body was smooth with subtle touches of flavors throughout and light carbonation, excellent. Falvors of tobacco, tar, dark chocoalte, vanilla, and toasted coconutt. Nice but I think this could of used some more time in the barrel to really bring out the flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Black pour tan sticky head ... aroma of cocoa and roasted malts light oak and bourbon ... taste of oak, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa and sweet malts .... very silky mouthfeel with oak and bourbon lingering into some bitter hop in the finish ...... abv is hidden well can’t wait to open the second one thats aging

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle. Shared out at RBWG 2011. Pours black, thin tan head, spotty to good lacing. Nose is ash, tar, tobacco. As it warms it throws little bits of oak or vanilla, but this smells very closed and unforgiving. Flavours of pencil shavings, ash, tar, smoke. Very austere. Not really my thing....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Shared at RBWG11: Dark brown color with an off-white head. Smells like whiskey, coffee, chocolate, slight soy sauce. Taste is very whiskey like and dirty, a bit smoky/ashy but not overpowering, classic coffee and chocolate with a little nutty character. Finish is dry and bitter and a bit thin. The whiskey profile gives it a nice warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Dark brown pour, brown head. Charred, roasty, ashy aroma with very light barrel and chocolate notes. Flavor is bitter, ashy, roasty, char, not much barrel. Regular Storm King is lots and lots better.

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