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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

Storm King StoutStorm King Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,494 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4494
Reviews: 2473
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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AmitC

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent stuff. Fits the style to the tee.

It pours very dark brown and when in glass, it is pitch dark, Totally opaque. Thin about a finger thick head. Dark tan in color. Head retention is low. Dissipates quite easily. Excellent lacing, which sticks together with the beer.

Smell is as rich and complex as it can get., not literally but still awesome. Smells from at least six inches away and you get the good feeling of what you are going to drink. I really like beers with such an inviting smell. Smell is the foreplay before the real stuff. Everything in there, roasted malts, some coffee, hell ya much hops and alcohol. Hops are much more IPA like. Earthy, some grassy and a little piney. Very upfront hop aroma. Roasted barleys are little subdued. Tinges of coffee but not a lot.

Taste is very much like nose. Very hoppy and bitter upfront. Not IPA/DIPA bitter, but yes good enough bitterness for a stout, so much so that you do not feel the roasted coffee stout like taste for a good time. Malts are very subdued and sweetness is extremely well mixed with its bitter hops and presents a distinct flavor. I like it, very much. It is warm, not due to malts, but due to its alcohol. Leaves a dry taste in the mouth.

Mouth feel is full bodied. Heavy, you feel it very well in your mouth. Carbonation is mild and the beer does not hurt unless you are put off by hops. Very much a winter beer. Pretty heavy on alcohol too.

Excellence written all over it.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 23:47:48 | More by AmitC
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A- this beer is black with a very nice light tan head that is consistent throughout the brew.
S- light coffee and chocolate
T- this is one of the hoppier stouts that I've had. It starts out with a light chocolatey flavor but then lends way to a dark roasted coffee flavor. The hops come into play and leave the tounge with a roasty bitterness.
M- medium. Not very smooth like I prefer with my stouts. Mouthful feels more like an IPA.
O- this is a great beer. So glad that victory started selling in ky. Gonna try all of their brews.

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This poured with a relative thickness but still kept a lively carbonated look. The color was deeply opaque with a khaki head that was more film than foam.

The nose holds a bit of dryness but despite this there is some marshmallow sweetness. Mostly chocolate malt meets the nose but tones of smoke or ember, Graham cracker, mint and toasted oats also are found.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,494 ratings.