Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review: Victory Storm King Imperial Stout

Victory Storm King Imperial Stout
9.1% ABV
Victory Brewing Co., Downington, PA
12 oz bottle
Served in Dogfish Head Signature Glass
Date on bottle: Best by 5/7/14
Reviewed on 2/19/12 (yes, 2012)

This stout pours dark and thick with a toasty brown head that quickly dissipates.  Some mild carbonation evident.

Smell consists of hops, slight caramel, malt. chocolate, coffee.

Taste has hops, coffee, hints of chocolate, slight oak, mild spice.

Mouthfeel is quite smooth, with a good thickness coming through.  After repeated tastes, a nice creamy texture develops on the palate.

Overall, this is a nice, tasty, bold imperial stout.  Its smoothness makes for a good easy drinking experience, even with the higher alcohol content.  Taste wise, this may not be as complex as some other stouts, but the tastes it has are bold and well done.

[Victory Storm King Imperial Stout has become one of my go-to stouts.  Inexpensive, tasty, and fairly easy to find, I find it to be one of the best values on the market.]

My score: 92

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