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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,713 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,713
Reviews: 2,488
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 134
Gots: 373 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle with a bottled on date of Dec 13th 05.

A- Dark leather brown, nearly pitch black. Three fingers of froth after a hard poruing, dissapates to a thin tan lace with some retention.

S- Mild solvent alcohol, hint of blackberry and a water charcoal note in the back.

T&M- Smooth and creamy, great mouth feel. Touch of fusel alcohol, muted fruitiness is lost within the alcohol character. Kiss of oily hops in the middle. Boarderline astrigent burnt flavor with a modest malt sweetness undetneath. Middle to end are waves of harsh burnt malt and faint alcohol.

D- Not as pleasing as it used to be, pretty damn harsh and not as complex either. I'll have to make some strong black and tans to go through the rest of the six-pack.

*** OLD REVIEW *** 09/10/2001

Presentation: 12 oz brown longneck bottle, no freshness date but this beer's strength alone gives it a very long shelf life.

Appearance: Pitch black liquid with a slow motion cascading effect after a hard pouring, the hard pouring yielded a dense and rocky light tan head that faded away as fast as a glacier moves.

Smell: Fresh hop leaf similar to tobacco cigar leaves with a bitter hop oil within, black currants and fresh ground espresso in the aroma also. A very mild rummy alcohol smell is noticeable, smells of chocolate cover rum soaked cherries.

Taste: Thick and creamy with a full and flexed body, smooth with minimal carbonation from the hard pouring ... even with a normal pouring there probably would be, at most, a moderate carbonation level. Roasted bitterness flavour draws long as well as the demanding hop character. Heavy hand of sweetness from front to middle with sweetened espresso and a black berry fruitiness. Hops kick in hard and flail around flavours of citrus, earth and leaf ... as soon as it peaks the roasted gives a one two punch of charcoal and dark chocolate. Roasted flavours intensify in the finish with a hitchhiking hop bitterness that just won't let go. After taste is endless.

Notes: This one goes down as one of the greatest, not just one of the greatest Imperial Stouts but as one of the greatest beers in the world. As close to perfection as you can get.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 23:38:39 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in a 12oz brown bottle with the bottled on clearly marked on the front of the label -- well done -- Nov 11 02.

Poured an ominous pitch black beer, crowned with a thick mocha foam head; mixed, patchy and sticking. Retention, excellent. Thick and syrupy to the eye.

Quite subdued in the aroma. Notes of citric hops, big eathy nose, some mustiness and a softened roasted grain. Nothing special going on here, and certainly not when compared to the rest of the beer's characteristics.

The mouthfeel hits me upfront. It's thick, viscid, juicy and silky smooth. Malt character is complex with roasted, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, bitty chicory, tree bark and earth. Sharp-ish hop character breaks through and melds with a roasted astringency. Flashes of citrus rind and a tight carbonation prick at the palate, balancing out the heavy dark malt characters.

There's an interesting fruity sweetness that pulls thru, that of cherries in syrup covered in dark chocolate and an edge of pineapple in the background ... adding even more layers to twist your mind with. Alcohol is warming and complements the citric hop characters with a decent dose of blended spice. Finish is try with roasted notes and grain.

Hell yeah! This is an outstanding stout ... flavourful, powerful and very drinkable for it's high ABV. I'll just leave it at that and recommend that all stout lovers give this beer a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2003 11:04:37 | More by Todd
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Look: Pitch black with a light tan head. Poured into a snifter, it looks about as dark as any other stout I've had.

Smell: Chocolate covered cherry's. Just a very powerful level of sweetness overall. Just a hint of alcohol is present in the smell.

Taste: A great balnace of sweet and bitter. Very malty up front with a finish of mild hops. Different, but better than I expected.

Feel: Very full bodied beer.

Overall: Fantastic overall. I hope to come across the brew much more often. Oddly I used to live just outside of Downingtown, PA and have just recently heard with in the last year of this brewery. Where have I been?

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
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