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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

Storm King StoutStorm King Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,491 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4491
Reviews: 2473
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: 4,491 | Reviews: 2,473 | Show All Ratings:
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jdoncbus

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Duvel tulip; very black with a thin beige head. Impressive lacing that leaves a nice polka dot effect and an oily residue.

Nose is creamy, burnt barrel and bakers chocolate that opens up into caramel, toasted malt, and brown sugar sweetness. Notes of pine appear as well.

Silky on the tongue. Initial taste is french roast mocha, roasted malt and cream. Mouth begins to dry and the hops say hello with a nice numbing effect. After taste is a wood-caramel with a mild alcohol burn down the throat. The mouthfeel finishes with an oily glaze; nice.

This goes down as one of my favorite RIS. The last time I had one, I was coming off the flu and my taste buds were wrecked; so glad I picked up the single. The solid amount of hops really entertain the palate. Victory continues to impress!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 00:05:18 | More by jdoncbus
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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- this beer is black with a very nice light tan head that is consistent throughout the brew.
S- light coffee and chocolate
T- this is one of the hoppier stouts that I've had. It starts out with a light chocolatey flavor but then lends way to a dark roasted coffee flavor. The hops come into play and leave the tounge with a roasty bitterness.
M- medium. Not very smooth like I prefer with my stouts. Mouthful feels more like an IPA.
O- this is a great beer. So glad that victory started selling in ky. Gonna try all of their brews.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 09:09:27 | More by Cory_Brown
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-23-2014 04:56:07 | More by jkball01
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-23-2014 00:13:46 | More by brauseboof
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-22-2014 02:36:20 | More by Shaunbkgb
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California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Jakep2021

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-21-2014 12:51:48 | More by Jakep2021
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a relative thickness but still kept a lively carbonated look. The color was deeply opaque with a khaki head that was more film than foam.

The nose holds a bit of dryness but despite this there is some marshmallow sweetness. Mostly chocolate malt meets the nose but tones of smoke or ember, Graham cracker, mint and toasted oats also are found.

The taste follows the nose for the most part as a dry smoky or roasted chocolate malt is prevalent. Smoky ember, toasted oat, dry coffee and charcoal meets up with the maltiness.What I like above the nose is the assertive nature of the flavor. Mostly dry roast or toasted qualities the flavor holds the palate throughout. This does end with a hint of bitterness that influences feel. As with the feel an alcohol warmth creeps in.

I'm a little late to jump on the Storm King bandwagon, as its not been available to KY until recently, but I'm thrilled to get a chance.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 19:53:05 | More by KYGunner
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earljones199

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-20-2014 04:46:51 | More by earljones199
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Baab200

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-19-2014 00:01:55 | More by Baab200
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-18-2014 05:43:00 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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rphbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-17-2014 23:51:32 | More by rphbrew
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-17-2014 21:29:10 | More by seakayak
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Gumstump

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Tayloraphilips

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-16-2014 07:00:27 | More by alwaysplayin
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Zdrummer15

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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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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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
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