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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,718 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,718
Reviews: 2,488
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 134
Gots: 374 | 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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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade from dogfishandi. Thanks Man!

Very interesting take on the style and unique brew for the style. I was conflicted on how to rate this beer.

A - Standard black stout - good lacing and head retention was OK but was expected. Good.

S - I say good. Roast coffee, orange flavored chocolate and hops. Lite smoke. Smells a citrussy stout.

T - I've read other reviews saying this is too hoppy for a stout, too much citrus for a stout, Blah Blah Blah. I expected this to be similar to what Bigfoot is to barleywines...Hoppy. Deal with it. ANYwho...follows nose. Stout qualities are there with the roasty coffee, bitter chocolate...yes this beer is hoppy for a stout but what makes this beer interesting is the flavor of oranges from the hops that blend into all the other stout characteristics. I can see how some may find it offensive but I found it pleasant...different and not used to it in my stouts, but not offensive by any means. I've heard this compared to Black IPAs and I see the argument, but this is a Stout first and foremost. Just a bit more hoppy than most with some citrus notes added. Interesting. I want to give it a 4 but as staying true to the style, I just can't. Don't get me wrong though, I like this beer.

M - Good. Nice finish but I will say as it warms, it's more so as if hop resins are what's lingering on the finish but I like it. Again, interesting.

D - Very good. If this were a bomber I'd have NO problems with it. Easy drinking 9.1% Stout. A sipper *OR* one you could polish off quick if this beer is your bag.

Final Thoughts - As this beer warms it get's resinous like a DIPA. Again, very interesting. But the Stout Characteristics are at the forefront, but IPA-ish as well. I''d drink this again. I'll commend Victory here for brewing out of the box and not staying conventional to style. Well done. EXCELLENT extra.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 01:47:48 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
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