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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,797 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,797
Reviews: 2,490
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 139
Gots: 397 | 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 thezach:
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thezach

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, apologies, I am practicing for a play whilst drinking this fantastic beer. So, please enjoy or avoid the latter portion of what I feel is a wunderbar review in the best German accent you will ever read (today).

I'm really enjoying this beer. It's brown to black with a thick tan head, rich and thick with a wonderful palate-cleaning carbonation. The aroma is mostly sweet dark sugars (molasses?), charcoal, chocolate, a slight fruitiness, and a definite spiciness that I'm attributing to noble hops. The high alcohol is only noticeable to me now that I'm finishing off my pint, and not because I can taste it.

The taste is again charcoal and chocolate, with sweet burnt raisins on the end. I'm digging this brew. Rich in the mouthfeel, but it is pretty clean after a moment and I'm ready for the next sip.

Got. Damn. Gut.

Zat ees vat zis bier ees. Zeh appearance ees very dark vis a tan head zat lasts undt lasts until eet ees only a fine lace covering zeh bier, wunderbar jah?

Eet smells of zeh charcoal undt a slight spice zat may be from zeh hops (noble jah?) or even zeh alcohol eetself. Zere is some fruitiness also on zeh nose, like somesing raisin-y or even molasses-y.

Zeh taste ees likevise wunderbar! Rich mousefeel undt plenty of zeh bubbles to clean zeh palate, jah. Zere ees a definite bitterness, perhaps from zeh hops undt zeh roasted barley, zat I sink lingers a bit long.

Personnally, I find zat zeh bier ees closer to zeh earlier descriptions from zeh bros, jah? But visout havink tried zees bier a decade ago, eet es hard to say.

Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 02:10:42 | More by thezach
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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 4,797 ratings.