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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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Reviews by d1ckvanswype:
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d1ckvanswype

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Aggressive pour results in a finger and a half of espresso crema head on top of a pitch black liquid. Great lacing, this beer has some serious legs and glass-staining potential.

S: Surprisingly hop-forward, juicy bitter citrus (limes, tangerines), darkly roasted caramel, sweet, bready malts.

T: Wow this is a really hoppy stout! A hit of juicy tangerine-lime at first, swallowed up by the briefest sweet malty caramel and tons of aggressive hop/roast bitterness. Somewhat medicinal/asprin-y in the aftertaste, which builds with each sip.

M: They do an excellent job of hiding the alcohol (9+%ABV!), which only shows itself in a slight warming burn in the back of the throat, but make no mistake, even with great, smooth even carbonation it sits like motor oil, with a hoppy, resin-y stickiness.

O: Not exactly what I think of when I think "stout", but I suppose since it's Imperialized the extreme hoppiness has its place. I wouldn't reach for it if I was looking for something with more roast and less bitterness, but it does come across very satisfying. Successful contender for one of the best, more character-forward stouts I've had.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 01:30:45 | More by d1ckvanswype
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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
91 out of 100 based on 4,713 ratings.