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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,973 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,973
Reviews: 2,501
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 142
Gots: 453 | FT: 15
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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Photo of rugbycritic
5/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

rugbycritic, May 14, 2002
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Fcip78, Feb 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Hoops4life511, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

RyanPS, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

coombsmt, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

ksiazewski, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Njbeer87, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of asabreed
5/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

asabreed, Mar 24, 2005
Photo of tweeder263
5/5  rDev +22.9%
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

tweeder263, Oct 28, 2004
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Danny_k, Aug 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

hyoung41, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

troegaarden, Oct 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Thunderchief, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

despond, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Dwtucker90, Nov 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

beerman999999, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

glowsun, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of esprit
5/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

esprit, May 24, 2002
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

SirNoodle, Oct 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Neffbeer, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

birchholz, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of marble
5/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

marble, Nov 09, 2001
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

woodycorn44, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of stevegamburg
5/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

stevegamburg, Feb 21, 2007
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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,973 ratings.