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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

Storm King StoutStorm King Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,471 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4471
Reviews: 2471
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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Ratings: 4,471 | Reviews: 2,471 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Spica66:
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Spica66

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip.

A: Excellent mocha-colored head formation, but very quick dissipation with some lacing leftover. Extremely dark beer.

S: This is a what I will will call a classic RIS aroma. Excellent mix of roast and fruity-maltiness. No attacking bourbon or vanilla.

T: Extremely well balanced between the dark, roast malt and a decent helping of hops, especially on the finish.

M: Almost a little too dry, but certainly smooth.

D: 9.1% is completely hidden and I had no problem drinking mine right down. Excellent.

Very nice to find a true RIS with no gimmicks! And to pay $12 for a 6-pack...

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 12:49:44 | More by Spica66
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-16-2014 02:22:55 | More by CWhite
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Victory Storm King

Victory for your taste

Poured into pint glass

A: Pours and settles deep black, like the center of a midnight storm.

S: Roasted malts . . . Delicious with a not so subtle hint of hops, vanilla and coffee.

T: Again delicious ! Tastes like a finely crafted imperial stout with all the usual flavors I've come to expect from the style with the hops perfectly woven in.

M: Smooth, thick and creamy. Carbonation is light. Taste lingers leaving the taste buds wanting more.

O: Been searching for this one for a while now and it did not disappoint. Victory does no wrong.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 23:39:53 | More by GOBLIN
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-15-2014 00:49:41 | More by Zetcha7x
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown-black stout with a very light tan head. Lacing is pretty extensive.

S - A combination of bitter coffee, black char of toast and dark fruit. Hints of chocolate are present but minimal.

T - This is one of the hoppier stouts I've tried. The open is bitter, but coupled with dark dried fruits, like raisins, combining with burnt toast. The middle opens up with the sweetness, even more heavily raisins, but also plums and prunes. Closing adds in more dark fruit, but with a hop finish. A stout with hop drying isn't your typical stout. Honestly, the chocolate here is more in the texture, a point beneath the ebb and flow of what is out front.

M - As mentioned, drying is present. The beer is not a silky smooth experience. It remains a drinker rather than a sipper, which means the balance isn't completely out of wack. There is no risk of cloying sweetness here.

O - This beer is something of a bull in a china shop. There is depth here, with a variety of flavors flashing over my palate, but one aspect of stouts I generally value is the silky smoothness. Plus, I am a big sucker for coffee chocolate notes in my stouts, and their absence is something missed for me. A well crafted beer but perhaps not the one I'd seek out to scratch my stout itch.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:55:19 | More by Tsar_Riga
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itsscience

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a huge three-finger head. Right away I'm hit with the smell of charred wood, then when I lean in closer I get citrus hops, subtle chocolate, sweet malted grains, and coffee. It tastes surprisingly hop-forward for an imperial stout: very bitter up front with that grapefruit hop flavor melding into the more characteristic flavors of dark malt, char, and chocolate. Again, though, the chocolate is subtle. The beer has a silky, medium body with a bitter coffee finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:40:25 | More by itsscience
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bigdipip

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-14-2014 00:02:58 | More by bigdipip
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osuskin

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-13-2014 22:09:56 | More by osuskin
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.7%

04-13-2014 18:55:48 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-13-2014 04:42:15 | More by ToddGingerich
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-12-2014 18:22:16 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-12-2014 14:35:57 | More by rdooley
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a mostly opaque dark cola hue, with a big, three-finger, rocky, tan head. Excellent retention. Epic lacing coats literally every inch of the glass. Make no mistake; this is one good looking beer.

S - Strong aroma of black coffee, chocolate, and charred grains.

T - Big espresso/coffee taste forward, so much so it's like drinking an espresso bean. Hint of bakers chocolate in the mid-palate brings a touch of sweetness, but then burnt grains, yet more coffee, and some earthy, tea-like hops bring back the bitterness. Not terribly complex, but the flavor is excellent and the components balance one another well.

M - It is here where the increased hop presence really makes it self known; somewhat acidic and slightly "rough" on the tongue. Medium bodied. A little over carbonated (medium). Some flaws here.

O - A very good Imperial Stout overall, and a must for those "really bitter stout" lovers. (I personally tend to favor more dark fruit flavors in an Imperial Stout). Could be improved in the mouth feel (could use more body and smoothness) but would definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 05:01:32 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Symz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-12-2014 04:26:01 | More by Symz
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addiwilliams

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-12-2014 03:35:02 | More by addiwilliams
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BernieBones

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.7%

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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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drewtys

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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DMaCATO

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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HOPHEADNATIONMATT

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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jpd026

New York

4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Is this a stout or a black IPA? That's what I and I'm sure you will be asking after you try this for the first time. I was afraid after having a Cigar City Jai Alai and a Cpt. Lawrence Seeking Alpha that I wouldn't be able to appreciate the taste and hopiness my coworkers said it had but lo and behold, it's the hopiest beer I've had all night. Very different but in a great way. 93/100

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 02:27:15 | More by jpd026
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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,471 ratings.