kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 I ordered this at Jean bonnet, and thought it was storm King but told they were out. This is anice knock off of Guiness but no Storm king. little to no hops, lighter in color and taste, oily, no head and hints of smoked salmon.
otakuden (1616) - Vero Beach, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: solid black; not too heavy or thick of a pour. Creamy tan head thanks to nitrous which lingers as a creamy tan blanket. Swirls nice, no lace but retains head.
Nose: roasted through and through without being parchingly dry. Licorice and black fruits, dates and prunes especially. Simple.
Palate: light and unassuming. Creamy up front with essence of whipped caramel cream. Burnt sweetness in the back. Rather thin mouthfeel and weight.
Final Thoughts: overall, I was rather unimpressed with this showing from Victory since the majority of their beers are rather tasty. Grab a Murphy’s instead; you’ll thank me later.
cheap (3373) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Mad Mex. Very nice headdy pour, black and foamy, very appealing. Good roasty stout aroma. Like most notro brews, this stuff has tons of foam but not carbonation on the tongue, flat. Taste is typical original stoutish, roasty burned wood and such. Has a bitter charred log finish that hangs for a while.
Stine (1434) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Tap at the Happy Gnome. Black, typical nitro appearance. Nose of dog food, wild rice, and earth. Somewhat barren and lacking positive qualities. Tastes of a cranberry-tinted mineral water, a mild warehouse coffee, and fundraiser chocolate. Lifeless palate. A pretty pointless experience.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this stout at the Irish Pub in Atlantic City. This was almost exactly like Guinness.
ToadMan (558) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not very good. Watery, plain, not much flavor. Struck me as a Guinness clone gone wrong. Chalky; not strongly, but still unpleasantly bitter; nice dark/creamy appearance; disappointing.
3fourths (6939) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask pint at Zeno’s Real Ale Fest. Thin tan head on a cola colored dark brown body. Thin coffee and burnt/char aromas, with heavy notes of old, soggy coffee in the nose. Texture is very weak and thin by cask beer standards, with heavily astringent coffee and chocolate and char, with more of that old, stale coffee ground note. Finishes thin, weak and wet. This is really a terrible beer to offer on cask, and it didn’t sit well in my stomach at all.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2007
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: No aroma whatsoever. Poured a dark brown/black with a medium, dense, but thin looking, sweet-tasting, off-white/light clay head that lasted throughout. Very good lacing. Not much flavor. A little malt taste. Medium body. Thin texture. Watery. Soft carbonation. Short dry finish. Virtually no flavor. Very disappointing. Perhaps the worst Victory beer I have had to date.
pottygok (346) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2011
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Nothing. Could be water.
Appearance: Black with a thick white head.
Taste: Slight hoppiness, but could be flavored water.
Palate: Thin texture, flat carbonation, no body, no finish.
Overall: It’s drinkable, in the same way water is. I would not consider this a beer by any mean, unless compared against Budweiser or similar domestics. Avoid like the plague.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2010
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Drank from the tap at a forgotten Brooklyn Dive Bar. Black pour with a thin, foamy head. Taste is thin and watery, barely noticible roasted malt and coffee flavor.