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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5661) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, lors d’une mini dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de bourbon avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de bourbon et de café avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de bourbon en arrière goût. (Rating #4463)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On the nose there’s not much more than your typical bourbon barrel IS but on the palate it is somewhat unique. I feel like its unusual to see a bourbon barrel stout with such hop character. As the beer warms, you lose the hops but it ,attains a cool balance. This is not a super wow beer but its really pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours black with a thick tan head. The nose has a ton of oak and roasted malt. The flavor has less bourbon influence than I was expecting. Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light coffee notes. Rich and full bodied with soft carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2011 bottle shared by drowland xmas eve, pours black with a thick tan head, the aroma has quite a bit of bourbon on the nose with a good amount of roast as well, the flavor has a nice amount of chocoalte on the front end with a finish of oak and bourbon, finish is pretty dry, not bad!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Got this bottle as a gift and just in time as I hear Victory is discontinuing this beer. Looks like a Storm King Stout with black color and brown head. Nice lacing too. The aroma is ethanol and bourbon. This seems to overpower the Storm King aroma. The taste is less biting than Storm King being somewhat mellowed by the bourbon barrels. The bourbon seems just right, not over bearing like some brews. Finishes nice and smooth. Very well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (490) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bomber obtained in a trade, poured into a tulip. Pours very dark with a small thin head. Nose is malt, bourbon booze, faint vanilla. Flavor is coffee, bourbon, chocolate, booze, and some hops. Not very sweet, and not a whole lot different than regular old Storm King.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2424) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul. The beer appears dark brown, nearing black. Dense, oily beige head with a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is hoppy (interesting), roasty...smells like Storm King with bourbon...shocker. Drinking this alongside Czar Jack (which is superior). A fun comparison of barrel aged stouts. I like this one. A little smoother than Storm King. Perhaps an abundance of hop character, as aggressive hops interfere with bourbon barrel qualities. Lingering bitterness in the finish. A good beer. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-14-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1694) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle from a friend. Black color, brown head. Malty taste with herbs, coffee, burnt aroma and bourbon. Burnt finish with bourbon and alcohol. A bit odd brew, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (686) - - DEC 2, 2012
Black, tan head. Nose is bourbon, espresso, dark chocolate. Taste is bourbon, bitter dark chocolate. Bittering hops and bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darwenus (537) - Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Like the Storm King version of this stout, Dark Intrigue pours very dark with a thin head and fair lacing. The aroma has all the malt and alcohol of the regular version, plus some vanilla and spice, and the flavor has all of that, coffee, chocolate, and a strong bourbon tone. At 9.1% ABV, the twenty-five and a half ounce bottle was all I wanted for the night. I don’t know that I liked this more than Storm King... but, then again, I love Storm King. So, no complaints.

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