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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,371 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,371
Reviews: 2,560
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 176
Gots: 601 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Kisejohn
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:  Roasted malt, sweet cherries, some hop spiciness and a hint of alcohol.

Appearance:  Opaque black color.  Half a finger of head with,initial lacing.

Flavor:  Aggressive malt sweetness and spicy hop bitterness.  This is clearly an american imperial stout.  No cloying sweetness.  Pleasant alcohol warming.

Mouthfeel:   Medium to full body.  Medium carbonation.

Overall:  Victory has created a aggressive toasty, sweet, bitter imperil stout.  This Beer drinks like an IPA with all the roasty malt sweetness.  Surprisingly it finishes dry with some lingering bitterness.  I highly recommend this winter warmer.  It's hard to find a 9 percent ABV beer in six pack packaging for such a reasonable price.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a CBS snifter. Best by 11/22/2016.

Appearance - Pours a dark brown with a significant khaki head. Good retention and lacing, but it is quite light for a stout.

Smell - Hops galore. The hops cover up most of the stout. A fair bit of coffee emerges behind. The hops come off as rather vegetal.

Taste - The taste is extremely hoppy, but markedly better than the nose. Not as vegetal. Still hoppy, but more chocolate and coffee come through. Not much of the boozy comes through.

Mouthfeel - Thin. Quite thin. Not boozy, but exceedingly bitter. The aftertaste is hops, not stout.

Overall - It's not bad, but it's so aggressively hopped that it's lost. More stout, please.

Photo of BobsledTM
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of TCaldwell
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BierStein711
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow!!

12 oz bottle poured into goblet. Three finger coca-cola foam. I poured roughly.

Smells of booze, anise, and burnt malt

Tastes: light aromatic hops, charcoal, anise, and a smooth boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: heavy, and elixir-like.

Overall, this is a swell beer that is less booze-forward than Old Rasputin. Although this is not as sensational as Stone's RIS, this comes in as a close second. This beer's availability and price warrants it as a close competitor for space in my refrigerator when it comes to Russian Imperial Stouts.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's been a long time since I had this but now that I am drinking it, I am reminded of an old friend.

This is a big, roasty, malty, hoppy, boozy, aromatic stout. Yet it is balanced and very drinkable. I think I used to buy this very frequently until the price went up, but it is still a good value.

Photo of JNW
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,371 ratings.