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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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4,954 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,954
Reviews: 2,501
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 144
Gots: 446 | 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 MasterSki
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

Can't believe I've never reviewed this beer, so I figured it was time. Best before June 6th, 2016. Served in a Surly Darkness glass.

A - Pours with a finger of dark than foam that slowly settles to a thick, creamy, cap, leaving behind glass-coating lacework. Body is black, with maybe the faintest dark brown shade to it.

S - There's a lot of hops here - plenty of earthy pine and grapefruit character. Underneath, there's some semisweet chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, licorice, and a touch of char.

T - Taste is a mixture of tobacco, baker's chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, and a hefty dose of herbal hop bitterness in the finish mingling with some espresso and char. The transition from sweet mid-palate to bruising bitterness is somewhat abrupt.

M - Carbonation is too high - please turn it down. Body is medium, and somewhat light for an RIS, although it's not unreasonable for a 9.1% brew. Otherwise the texture is smooth and the finish is sticky, with some obvious resinous hops lingering as well. Light warming alcohol presence.

D - I imagine this was really unique and provocative six years ago. Unfortunately there are many Imperial Stouts that do the same trick better these days. Easy to drink, and certainly one of the 'classics', but Victory seems a bit like a dinosaur these days.

MasterSki, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours a thick, pitch black with a HUGE 3 inch chocolate milk colored head. Dense head that lingers for the duration of the beer. Sticky ring lacing on the way down. Absolutely beautiful. Smell is of dark fruits, sweetened coffee, and cocoa powder. Taste is of burnt espresso/coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and slightly sweet cherry/plum. A lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue after each sip that stays with you for a while. Carbonation is good and does not take away from the thick, creamy feel of this beer. Overall, this is an absolutely delicious RIS that I will be revisiting again. I am glad this comes in 12 oz. bottles as the 9.1% ABV can sneak up on you.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 25, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.4/5  rDev -41%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

drewone, Yesterday at 05:27 AM
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3.2/5  rDev -21.4%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a glass. Victory distribution finally has hit Las Vegas. Anxious to try this.

Appearance: finger of dark brown head, dissipates quickly, black, opaque. It's an imp stout....standard stuff

Smell: baker's chocolate, cocoa powder, bitter dark chocolate, little bit of hops (floral).

Taste: lot of roastiness, dark chocolate, black licorice, burnt espresso, huge amount of bitterness in the finish that lingers on the tongue and back of mouth. There is no creaminess or unusual flavors. The front and middle is fine but the finish is so overpoweringly bitter that it ruins the beer.

Mouthfeel: oddly thin for such a big 9.1% beer. Carbonation higher than usual for a stout.

Overall: sorry to say another disappointment from Victory. Not understanding the hype for this beer or the brewery. This is a fairly one note wonder with that note being a pungent, acrid taste that stays in your mouth violating it far too long.

MonkeyBread, Yesterday at 02:49 AM
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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,954 ratings.