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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,774 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,774
Reviews: 2,489
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 136
Gots: 387 | FT: 14
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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Hhawk06

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4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was always looking forward to trying this, given the obvious recommendation by most beer advocates. Away we go....

It poured with an opaque, almost black body and a sturdy and attractive dark, fluffy and consistent head. The nose is sensational for an imperial; malty at first, but accompanied by a grapefruit/citrus background. The mouthfeel is full and robust, asserting itself that this is a beer to be reckoned with. At first, it appears nutty/chocolatey. Then a wave of IPA flavors hit. But its not overwhelming, it is complimentary in the rudimentary essence of the word. The citrus and grapefruit flavors do such justice. The finish is almost like an IPA as well, with a bitterly dry puckering aspect. The grapefruit sits at the back of the palate for good. All this tying in nicely to the subtle chocolatey roastiness. Well done and world class my friend.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2006 20:30:37 | More by Hhawk06
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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,774 ratings.