September 5, 2008

Beer post: Victory Storm King Imperial Stout

This delicious imperial stout pours dark like a great French roast coffee, it even has that nice creamy ¼ inch layer on top. It’s heavy. It smells a little of roasted chicory and barley (which I think is sweet, if you can characterize a smell as sweet). It’s thick, dark, and creamy with no floral aromas, but with a pungently astringent hoppy aftertaste. Imperial stouts ruin my appreciation for regular stouts. I love stouts and porters, but this stuff is so tasty it makes me want some hot bread and butter, which for me, always goes well with beer.

Tried from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass, 9.1% alc/vol, 175 calories

Likert Scale :( 1...2...3...4...5 :)

p.s my fave Courtney buggalie lovalie's wedding bliss is getting it's own Storm King; Tropical Storm/Cat 1 Hurricane Hanna has rained it out. Weather forecasts project 4-6 inches of rain along the eastern 95 corridor, with a 6 foot storm surge between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, Destination of wedding: Ocean Isle, NC. outlook: bleak and wet.


  1. Probably my favorite beer! Very nice review, I also taste a lot of chocolate in my Storm King! :)

  2. Thank you for your kind comments! If you liked this one, I'd also recommend any of the Black Damnation beers from De Struisse, very tasty.