24 February 2009

Beer Review, Victory Storm King

Victory Storm King
Browningtown, PA
9.10% ABV

Appearance: Opaque body, black but slightly reddish towards the very bottom of the glass, with a thick brown head. Head dissipates slowly. 4.5/5

Smell: Very strong coffee aromas up-front, a nice malty backbone and a slight dose of hops buried beneath. Somewhat sweet. A bit uncomplex for a beer of this quality, but interesting for the lack of astringency. 4.0/5

Taste: Strong coffee bitterness up-front, sweet malty notes like caramel. Finishes dry and leaves a pleasant aftertaste. The alcohol is superbly hidden. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: About as expected, thick with a slight stinging of the palate due to hops. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Rich, complex, delicious. It's probably a bit too strong of coffee for some drinkers, but I enjoy it greatly. 4.5/5

Overall: 4.35/5

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