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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,708 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,708
Reviews: 2,487
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 134
Gots: 371 | 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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Reviews by Thanby:
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Thanby

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3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Okay, this looks like a serious stout. Let's go.

Pours a rich black with a finger of foamy brown head that hangs around and sticks to the glass. So far, so good.

The nose is, of course, big on the roasted dark malt. But there's much more than that happening here. For one thing, it's estery. There's bitter cocoa, and the raw coffee smell that you would expect. But the hops are noticeable, too. Lots of straight-up bittering hops with a high AA is what I'm thinking. The malt is complex, a mix of different dark roast grains and maybe a bit of caramel malt too. There's an impression of muted dark fruit, fig and raisin, but it's blended in pretty well. Definitely one of the more complex RIS's I've seen.

First taste is just as potent as I expected. Lots of roasted coffee and bitter cocoa. This isn't sweet by anyone's description. Again, the complex malt shows itself with a whirlwind of flavors blending seamlessly in the body. The bittering hops fit in perfectly, balancing the bitterness from the malt. Obviously some very strong/fresh hops.

Full body, strong as all hell, and deliciously complex, this is a serious RIS. I love it, though it's definitely not for everyone. But if you love strong stouts, this is your ticket.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 03:51:26 | More by Thanby
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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,708 ratings.