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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,715 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,715
Reviews: 2,488
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 134
Gots: 374 | 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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Smells of bread, biscuit, some mint and roasted malt also come through along with earthy and caramel sweet character.

Taste is up front herbal hop with some sweet caramel that fades into a small roasted character and ends on a burnt bitter note with hints of mint and licorice.

Medium to full body with medium carbonation. The alcohol blends well.

This is a slightly roasty stout with some caramel/bread complexity that mixes with earthy hops. It is satisfying and easy to down.

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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Shared by huhzubendah.. Thanks Matt.

Pours a jet black with a one finger chocolate head. Good lacing on my goblet glass. The nose is coffee, malt, hops, and chocolate. Very nice, although I would like it stronger. Taste follows the same profile, with pine flavor really out front. Feel is medium, with a decent hop bite, and good carbonation. None of the 9.1% alcohol is evident. Overall, a good solid beer! Cheers!

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S-Initially,lots of sweet chocolate that gave way to strong French roast coffee,burnt sugars and some slight dark fruit flavors(plum,raisin).

T-Tastes of dark chocolate,espresso beans,a slight hop bitterness to go along with slightly charred toast and some fruity alcohol notes.Finish is amazingly strong espresso flavors for a beer not actually brewed with coffee.

M-Great coffee and dark chocolate flavors with a small dose of citric hop bitterness.Almost reminiscent of an Espresso Romano.Maybe a tad thin would be my only knock.Really nice balance and drinkability though.

O-Real,real nice stout that I'm sorry I waited this long to try.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,715 ratings.