Tide (1375) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
knickskicks (606) - - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, tan head. Nose is bourbon, espresso, dark chocolate. Taste is bourbon, bitter dark chocolate. Bittering hops and bourbon finish.
Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Black, moderate to large frothy dark beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Woody up front, slight Bourbon, otherwise some hotness.   I can smell this 9.1% ABV.   A bit smoother on the tongue, albeit still hot.   Big Graham Cracker up front, Bourbon, smooth roasted malts follow.   Heavier Bourbon as it warms.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Despite this was bottled just over a year ago, its still remains hot, Bourbon like, and just like a damn bruiser of an Imperial Stout, its still enjoyable.   This is not a subtle example of a geeky Imperial Stout, instead its a punch in the face.   Thanks Nathan for this face punch.
pete4999 (962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a dark opaque brown/black. I don’t really sense much of the bourbon barrel, to be honest. Storm King is one of my favorite beers, and this beer is great as well, but the bourbon is very subdued. Smells strongly of chocolate with slight vanilla notes from the bourbon barrels. Taste is similar...deep and complex with a nice bitterness. Very smooth mouthfeel.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little thin in the mouth feel I like my RIS thicker. I like the base brew so the barrel just adds to the pleasure. Drank a 2010 last night after having one fresh. Age did it well
SPDickerman (864) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a small, creamy tan head. Smells of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and hints of roast. Taste is bourbon sweetness, hints of roast, and a touch of alcohol warmth. Full bodied, sticky texture, and super incredibly soft mouth-carbonation, Victory Dark Intrigue finishes with a touch of roast dryness and some sticky sweetness.
Steasy66 (782) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2010 bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma is all barrel but not overwhelming. Super thin and adjuncty. Some chocolate and bourbon barrel flavors. Overall pretty blah.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had while camping out for Surly Darkness Day. Had some great sweet vanilla/chocolate/roast scents and flavors, body was just a tad on the light side.
pushkinwow (1822) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, 2010. Black with a light brown head. Roasted malt, oak, molasses, bitter and strong, vanilla, bit of chocolate. Full body and moderate carbonation, smooth, bitter at first and then a touch of sweetness, becomes somewhat dry with a nice malt and booze finish.