Overall: 8.5/10 by 2 dudes
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Seasonal: Year Round
Pours black in color with hints of ruby red around the edges of the glass. The pour produces a two finger dark tan frothy head that settles out to form a thin layer of foam resting on top. Thick heavy lacing sheets the edges of the glass.
The aroma is complex and inviting. Dark roasted malts come out the strongest with hints of chocolate and coffee along side a fairly bold blend of citrus and floral hops.
The taste is sweet upfront and works into dark roasted malts with the citrus hops quickly following and continuing into the finish. A nice blend of chocolate and bitter coffee blend nicely with the sharp citrus hop flavor.
Big body with medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the palate.
Overall an impressive beer from Victory. Solid flavors that are well balanced and rock solid mouth feel. Nice big beer that you could make a meal out of. If you enjoy a hopped up spin on your stouts, add this one to your must try list!
Date tasted: February 08, 2013
Aroma: 9 (22%)
Taste: 9 (40%)
Look: 9 (10%)
Drinkability: 9 (28%)
Poured a huge, brown, frothy foam. Nice retention with a quality lacing.
Aroma is big on roasted malt. Also scents of dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Slight citrus and floral esters. Lot going on.
Taste is a very slight sweet sensation before the roasted malt comes to the forefront. Dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, and coffee all add to the complexity of the taste.
Medium carbonation but a big mouth feel. Rich and slightly creamy. Big beer.
After a hard day at work, this beer definitely satisfies and actually help to beat back the hunger pains. There was a slight hit of heat on the initial taste but none sensed after. Well balanced and easy to drink. Enjoy.
Date tasted: November 03, 2009
Aroma: 8 (22%)
Taste: 8 (40%)
Look: 8 (10%)
Drinkability: 8 (28%)
$1.95, 2 servings, 12 oz. bottles
Imported 2 row
American whole flowers