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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1913) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Chocolate and nut aroma. Taste is thin chocolate milk, light oak taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2013
750ml bottled November 2011. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours black with a three finger light brown head that leaves some clumpy rings of lacing and holds a good cap.

Aroma is oak, charred oak, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, some coffee & chocolate, burnt marshmallow, earthy hops. Good to very good strength.

Flavor follows suit, roasted malts, vanilla, oak, bourbon, burnt malts, coffee, chocolate, marshmallow, anise, Storm King’s signature hop bite, mild to moderate sweetness, good bitterness, some alcohol. Pretty oaky. More oak than bourbon.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy but with a good carbonation bite.

A nice step up from the regular Storm King, although it retains a lot of the base beer’s character. A lot of charred oak presence and the bourbon is there but not overpowering. There are certainly better barrel-aged Stouts out there, but this is pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours dark with a nice tan head and some light lace. Aroma is malt, vanilla, toffee, alcohol. Taste follows aroma well with lively carbonation and some hop bitterness, light wood, a little light in the body. alcohol shows up as it warms. Finish is alcoholic, dry malt, warming

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
750mL bottle from Rozi’s some years ago, 2011. A nice deep dark pour, with mocha head.. nose is slightly bourbon, but not huge... i’m finding lots of milk chocolate here, no bourbon heat.. not bad not as good as I thought.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle with Sean and Janine. Pours a near black with thick tan head with mocha dots and sea foam lacing. Nose of vanilla, bourbon, oak, chocolate, wax, crayon. A little boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6781) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours black with an average size frothy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, leafy hops, a hint of wood and some alcohol. Flavour of roasted malt, alcohol, light leafy hops and notes of wood and bourbon. Medium bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westchesterco (1539) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
roasty, herbs, Mildblack, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4993) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared with friends. Vintage 2011. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of oak and dark toasted malts. Rich flavor dominated by the bourbon barrel aging but with bitter chocolate notes. Boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
2012-01-18. Black modest tan head. 3++ Modest aroma, dark malt core, mild alcohol, modest barrel character, very light wood? 7++ Flavour is similar, nice malt core, light green hop undertones, mild bourbon character grows in the finish. 7++ Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3++ Grows on me. pretty nice. Bottle from Premier Gourmet
"If you’re unsure of anything just ask me." - BlankBoy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Traded C&C bottle. Gorgeous pour with a thick, foamy, brown head like milk chocolate. Cork smelled great like chocolate and coffee. Great flavor too: the bourbon is up front but then you get a hit of booziness at the finish. Well done and tasty.

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