Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,248 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,248
Reviews: 2,521
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 161
Gots: 543 | FT: 18
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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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an ominous pitch black beer, crowned with a thick mocha foam head; mixed, patchy and sticking lace. Retention, excellent. The head slowly cascades as if it can regenerate indefinitely.

Quite subdued in the aroma. Notes of citric hops, big earthy nose, some coffee and leafy hops.

The mouthfeel hits me upfront. It's thick, lush and silky smooth character is complex with roasted, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, and earthy. Sharp hop character breaks through and is nicely wedded to the malt profile. Flashes of citrus rind and herbal hops provide the bitterness with a hint of carbonation. The abv is devilishly hidden.

This is a tremendous RIS that is complex and supremely drinkable, definitely my favourite in the category.

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4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz single, based on drink by date its about 5 months old.

A: Opaque, Ink blaCk, cardboard color head, about 2/3 cm. Barely any lacing, thin cap goes stays on top.

S: Loads of deep chocolate roasted malts, some roasted coffee beans, molasses, and a hint of maybe honey/candy apples. As it warms some hop scent comes through.

T: Loads of Dark Coco, Chocolate Syrup right off the bat, some french roast coffee there too, theres a bit of a mango/piney kick from the hops actually, pretty robust. Finishes a bit more floral and earthy. Malt bill is rather timid for a RIS, not overly roasty. More up my alley, a bit different for the style. Very smooth/clean finish shockingly.

M: Not super heavy relative to style, lowish carbonation which is about right for the style. ABV is well integrated. Has a nice creamy/syrupy balance.

O: Drinks more like a Baltic Robust Porter, which I prefer personally. Decent drinkability, good price for what it is. I'm no veteran to the style, but I know what I like. Definitely worth checking out.

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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, victory tulip glass,
served side by side with Dark Intrigue
best by 10/07/2016
A: black, dark as night, licorice color. 1/2 to 3/4 beige/brown creamy head. Slight bubbles showing. The head dissipates quicker than DI. Slight lacing and slight legs on the side of the glass.

S: roasted, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, some vanilla, caramel, sweetness. no hops to speak of

T: some grassy and citrus/grapefruit hops upfront, crazy the hop taste on this considering it is about 7 months old. Chocolate and roasted malts, burnt malt along with some bitter roastiness. Slight sweetness and vanilla. the citrus hops and bitter roastiness hangs around after the other flavors dissipate.

M: full bodied, but not too sweet. excellent carbonation, balanced with sweetness and carbonation to cleanse the palate.

O: about as good as it gets for an RIS. Everything you want and more. better as it warms, and is excellent paired with a nice gouda or blue cheese.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,248 ratings.