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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,421 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,421
Reviews: 2,568
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 179
Gots: 636 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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Ratings: 5,421 | Reviews: 2,568
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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zak333
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Black as night with a creamy coffee-colored head. Retention is good. Lacing clings stubbornly in jagged, broken rings.

S: Fudge, molasses, bitter dark chocolate. Heavy roast. Mocha. Coffee with cream. Black licorice. Blackberries. Heavy dose of earthy, woody, and piney hops.

T: Brownie batter and fudge are soon overtaken by intense roasted malt flavors of woody char and French roast coffee. Acrid and smokey. Steely. Bitter dark chocolate. Berries. Aggressive hopping matches the intensity of the heavy roast with a high level of bitterness and lots of earthy, woody, and pine flavors. Citrus rind pulls through as well. Alcohol pulls through just barely. Chocolate cake, char, and earthy hops on a long bitter finish.

M: Thick in body with a lush and creamy texture that glides easily over the tongue. Whipped and airy and not sludgey or weighty in the least. Mild prickling carbonation. A mousse-like mouthfeel overall. Great.

O: Intense dueling bitterness between the hops and roasted malts. It's not unlike some of the bigger black ipas on the market at the moment. It's nice to sip in small doses, but it becomes palate-fatiguing after a while.

Photo of DaveMiller
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nlawrence301
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheTaylorman
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nctide
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of georgiaboy8686
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutFox
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of heygeebee
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

All to style for a hybrid standard / imperial stout. All power, very bitter roast but none of the creamy flavour that goes with a high ABV beer. Tons of very bitter coffee dominate, making it less drinkable overall.

Photo of American_Hawk
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kudsak
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very solid Imperial stout. Much more of a subtly stronger stout then a monstrous brew like the darkness. Has some bitterness and coffee notes but you know very dark and good.

Photo of Nhoelzen
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dnayew
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Underrated baseline imperial stout, definitely worth a try.

Photo of jmg480
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris84
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DKinPA1
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jco3
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seabass1964
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbunting75
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGeorge860
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beardown
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juicebox
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,421 ratings.