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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,724 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,724
Reviews: 2,488
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 134
Gots: 375 | 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 myost88:
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myost88

Texas

2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into tulip style glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark black with a dark tan head. Head is very chunky and thick. Rubyish highlights when held to the light.

Smell: Smells like burnt coffee grounds. A hint of dark chocolate, but not much. Nothing really impressive to note.

Taste: This is where this beer really lost me. The two dominant flavors are roasted coffee and alcohol. Not a good combo. None of the chocolate sweetness found in many RIS. Very, very bitter finish. I love hops, but not to the point where I want them to have a major influence on stouts. I have to say the taste improved slightly upon warming, in that the bitterness gave way a bit.

Mouthfeel: A little highly carbonated for a stout. Not creamy like you'd expect. On the lighter side of heavy for sure.

Drinkability: I don't think I've ever had a stout that I disliked this much. The alcohol flavor makes this one almost unbearable in my opinion. I held off on my review until I'd had a second bottle on another night thinking my taste buds could have been off. But nothing was different. In my opinion this beer is liked more because of who makes it then for it's actual flavor and aroma. I would not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 03:37:55 | More by myost88
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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
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