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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,805 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,805
Reviews: 2,492
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 139
Gots: 400 | 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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rugbycritic

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Victory has scored the perfect Imperial Stout. Others have tried, but never gotten as close as this. It's probably bigger (better?) than the style suggests, but we love things that way here in the USA. Very hoppy aroma and flavor, considering the abv, color, and malt profile. Gotta love it. Looking for something to knock your socks off? Stop here.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2002 19:33:49 | More by rugbycritic
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-24-2014 02:05:19 | More by Fcip78
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Hoops4life511

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-18-2011 19:00:01 | More by Hoops4life511
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-16-2011 00:29:19 | More by RyanPS
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-19-2012 03:25:02 | More by ksiazewski
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Njbeer87

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-22-2011 00:37:46 | More by Njbeer87
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asabreed

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. I can't say that enough. Had my first Imperial pint at the Capital Ale House in Richmond, and I was thrilled to see that they still had it in stock. Being a huge Storm King fan from bottle or draft already, I was more than excited to try this.

Appearance: What you'd expect. Opaque and beautifully black, with a mocha-colored tan had that slowly dissipates as you sip on it.

Smell: The smells seem to much different from the "regular" Storm King and have gained amazing texture and complexity. Yeast. Bread. Dark, unsweetened chocolate. Dark berries. Slight coffee / mocha. Complex malts. Faint hops. Dark cherries, but it doesn't smell syrupy at all. Amazing.

Taste: All the flavors come together amazingly well. Berries up front, rather than the espresso like flavors of the bottle or regular tap. Some chocolate and malts, lingering and slight hop finish. Aftertaste of dark cherries and a faint hop bitterness. Also amazing.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, but not chewy. Light and perfectly balanced carbonation.

Drinkability: I paired this with raspberry white chocolate cheesecake, and it only enhanced the flavors of both. I don't see how a cask-conditioned beer can get better than this, as Storm King by itself is amazing enough.

Please try this if you see it, especially if they still have it at the Capital Ale House when you go. It's way beyond well worth it.

Serving type: cask

03-24-2005 16:23:38 | More by asabreed
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tweeder263

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

on a scale of 1-10 this is a 12 , truely my favorite beer.black in color with a dark tan head no light escapes.this bottle is dated nov 4 2003 so its had some time to mellow. nice caramel /coffee smell taste that turns into nice hoppyness then comes the alcohol warmth.alcohol hides beautifully, but i must say storm king isn`t a session type beer,, i enjoy one or 2 a week

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2004 01:23:19 | More by tweeder263
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hyoung41

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-05-2011 00:09:35 | More by hyoung41
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

10-07-2012 00:45:37 | More by troegaarden
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Thunderchief

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

01-15-2012 19:30:24 | More by Thunderchief
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despond

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-20-2011 03:47:08 | More by despond
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Dwtucker90

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2012 04:51:12 | More by Dwtucker90
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-01-2011 03:05:16 | More by PaBeerLover
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-23-2011 02:46:45 | More by beerman999999
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glowsun

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

07-11-2012 23:06:41 | More by glowsun
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esprit

United States

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big, bold, beautiful...this is one of the most staggering Imperial Stout's I have ever experienced. These guy know what they're doing and they will give the British a run for their money as far as this style is concerned.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2002 16:20:20 | More by esprit
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SirNoodle

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22.5%

10-18-2013 00:47:40 | More by SirNoodle
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 04:50:42 | More by Neffbeer
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birchholz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-11-2011 04:00:57 | More by birchholz
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marble

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A great stoudt, no doubt. Alcohol content is high, but doesn't dominate the taste at all. This one has everything a stoudt lover looks for.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2001 16:11:23 | More by marble
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woodycorn44

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

01-24-2012 01:06:26 | More by woodycorn44
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stevegamburg

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black with a semi-thick head. Smells of black malt and dark fruit with a noticeable hop aroma. The taste is huge and complex with a larger hop presence than most Imperial Stouts but it is very well balanced. The finish has a nice hint of espresso.

I can't understand some of the low ratings.

Take it from someone who drinks stouts almost exclusively:
This is a spectacular Imperial Stout - One of the best that I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2007 17:15:27 | More by stevegamburg
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-23-2011 04:35:14 | More by pgofman
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ububru

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-14-2011 20:13:30 | More by ububru
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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,805 ratings.