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Victory Dark Intrigue

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RATINGS: 330   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6264) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westchesterco (1093) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
roasty, herbs, Mildblack, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, long finish,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3633) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8060) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, 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)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (599) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robgibbens (417) - 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!


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