This is “Storm King” by @victorybeer. It is an imperial Stout with an abv of 9.1%. Couldn’t find a bottled on date, but found a freshest by date which is 8/22/2023. Being an imperial stout it could most likely last longer than that. I do wish I knew when it was put in the bottle cause I’m not sure if this is this years version.
Nose: Chocolate, black olives, hint of coffee, slight hint of cherries and alcohol.
Taste: Bitter Chocolate, grapefruit, roasted malt. Even some of the alcohol from the 9.1% abv. There seems to be a big hop bitterness in this stout. It almost overshadows the taste of the malt. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, a little thin and carbonation is relatively low. Aftertaste and finish are both bitter. Overall, a decent beer but it is a bit on the thin side considering it’s abv. The hop bitterness in this stout is a little too overbearing and that’s coming from someone who loves hoppy and bitter beers. I did like it, but not my favorite stout. I give this one a 3.5/5. #victorybrewing#stormking#imperialstout#stout#bitter#independentcraftbeer#craftbeer#darkbeer#beer#beerreviews#beergeek#beernerd#glassware#sunday#taste#aroma#hops#malty