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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,793 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,793
Reviews: 2,490
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 139
Gots: 395 | 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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dwilson01

California

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

Obtained courtesy of an SD buddy, thanks man!!

poured from a 12oz into my arrogant bastard pint glass the dark tan mocha colored head brims the glass with a perfect 2 fingers of creamy froth. dissipates evenly and slowly leaving lacy fingers along the glass.

The scent is strong coffee, definitely intense enough to be considered espresso, it has toasted malt, definitely smooth enough to have crystal malt, and there is chocolate in there as well as some molasses. In spite of all the heavy scents I also pick up a lighter more refreshing aromatic hopping as well, not a distinct smell but you can tell it's hopped up.

The flavor, I can't say enough about it and it's for sure an "onion" type beer with many many layers and stages to the profile. Initially I get the floral hops and a small amount of sweeter vanilla combined with a woody pine and oak (makes sense to me...pine~hops, vanilla~oak). This goes straight to the malty flavors I initially smelled, creamy chocolate and coffee although the lingering vanilla combines with these to make a taste which reminds me of a vanilla cappuccino. The finish is where the hopping really shines and rounds this bad boy out, a tiny amount of bitterness, first you think from the oak but it stays with you and I swear to you, bittersweet orange infused chocolate.

The mouthfeel is another great aspect of this particular brew, it's a heavy stout in general and lets you know it's there with the imperial stout full body characteristics. But the difference, and highlight is due to the massive hopping which initially lightens, and at the finish refreshes the palate with an uplift of flavor.

I could sip on this beer for days and be a happy man, bottom line this is not a great brew, this is a bomb brew that has me stoked on life right now. For 6 pack sold imperial stouts I have had this ranks top 3, if you see it I highly recommend grabbing it especially if you're on the west coast as I have only seen it in one location in my entire life.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 23:51:34 | More by dwilson01
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When I pour from the bottle I use a Duval Tulip glass and the head fills the upper end of the 22 oz glass. Quite impressive.
Heck...
I'm going out and get another one right now.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,793 ratings.