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Victory Dark Intrigue

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RATINGS: 327   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2285) - 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 (1068) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
February 2012. Rated from my backlog. 750 ml. corked bottle. Poured black with a tan head. The added oak is not over done as you can experience in so many similar beers. This one is a keeper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours pitch black with very minimal tan head and thin lacing. Bourbonesque nose with roasted caramel and chocolate malt aromas. Flavours are smooth with a medium body and light carbonation. Bourbon was less pronounced in the taste and the chocolate/dark fruit flavours more noticeable. Pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1278) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Good stout. Did not get a whole lot of bourbon, more like a standard imperial stout. A little thin on the body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1377) - - MAR 18, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. One of my favorites. Huge bourbon, chocolate and roasted malt notes. Bottle ages really well. Heat drops a lot after about a year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
From a bottle. Very dark brown. Light tan foamy head. Smells lime dates, plums, figs. Tastes very sweet, like dates.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy and frothy tan head with long retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt with prune and figs, licorice and earthy hops with oak and bourbon. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and light bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Dark oily black pour with light tan head that recedes. Aroma is quite molasses forward, bourbon is a very subtle contribution (not a bad thing!), chocolatey notes, roasted character is tame. Taste is sweet, molasses, vanilla, light booze flavor. Palate is a bit oily, heavy body, low carb. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours jet black with a small light tan head which quickly disappears. Nose shows pepper, bourbon, vanilla, sweet christmas cake fruits and roasted malts. Heavy bourbon and vanilla in the taste. Quite plummy and raisin forward. Soaked heavy, dark fruits. Very roasty and bitter sweet. Solid but didn’t amaze me like some others


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