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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,811 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,811
Reviews: 2,492
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 141
Gots: 402 | 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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Harvey98

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-21-2011 22:43:03 | More by Harvey98
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k3v1k

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-21-2011 03:07:39 | More by k3v1k
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kmckinnon87

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-21-2011 01:49:59 | More by kmckinnon87
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mrhartounian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 21:22:18 | More by mrhartounian
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lukepistol88

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 21:16:16 | More by lukepistol88
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Ralphs66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 19:58:14 | More by Ralphs66
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-19-2011 18:36:43 | More by VikeMan
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-19-2011 05:11:15 | More by imperialking
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-19-2011 04:51:43 | More by duff247
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-19-2011 03:33:15 | More by sjstraub
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IlPostino

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-19-2011 02:59:14 | More by IlPostino
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Prological

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-19-2011 01:50:04 | More by Prological
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Cenosillicaphobe

Maine

4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First review here...sort of a preface to my forthcoming Dark Intrigue review. I am olfactararilly challenged, so the nose of beer is lost on me, as noted in my profile.

Poured rather violently from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head signature glass, which happens to be my weapon of choice, in most cases. This pours a midnight black, with a two-tiered head of mocha and khaki. Fairly rapid dissipation with minimal, yet stubborn lacing.

I'd be lying if I gave you any sort of impression of the nose. As you will come to understand, I can't really smell a damn thing.

The flavor is all dark chocolate, black coffee, and piney hops. Perhaps a hint of dark fruit as well, and some licorice as it warms. In many ways both typical and atypical of the style. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Bitter, yet not overwhelmingly so. Many would rule this a bit hop forward, but the balance works for me.

Overall, honestly, this is my go-to imperial stout. I probably actually like the North Coast Old Rasputin a wee bit more, but SK is cheaper, and it appeals to my inner hophead.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:04:56 | More by Cenosillicaphobe
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-18-2011 15:59:07 | More by MaineMike
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eristicrat

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-18-2011 06:59:00 | More by eristicrat
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tommyd313

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-18-2011 01:48:11 | More by tommyd313
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BillDrinksBeer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-17-2011 13:52:27 | More by BillDrinksBeer
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J23hc

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First time trying this. Pours avg darkness, generous mocha head that fades relatively fast. Strong malt presence, mint chocolate, olive oil in the aroma, with some hoppiness. Taste hardly matches, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits primarily blueberry up front and a bitter and burnt finish. No alcohol to be noticed. Drinkable and good.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 23:00:23 | More by J23hc
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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-16-2011 22:40:05 | More by wo87810
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dougrb75

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-16-2011 14:38:05 | More by dougrb75
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darkmoon66

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-16-2011 11:16:35 | More by darkmoon66
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-16-2011 04:34:28 | More by jrohrbacher
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rpaul2012

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

12-16-2011 03:15:24 | More by rpaul2012
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 11/22/11
*From notes

A: It certainly looks good. It's a rich, creamy brownish black. A standard pour yields a frothy 2.5 finger head. Really impressive lacing and retention.

S: Dark chocolate, roasted dark coffee, dank and a pretty wicked hop bill for an RIS.

T: Rich and toasty up front. The moment this hits the mid, the hops kick into gear and really take this to a place not many stouts go. It's like the richest damn Cascadian Dark you've ever had. The finish is quite bitter from the hops, yet charry from the dark chocolate malt.

M: A bit on the thin side. Call me picky, but I like my RIS's like used motor oil. This, sadly, isn't anywhere near said consistency.

O: Victory's done a nice job with their Storm King. It's certainly taken the road less traveled, and I like that. I'm excited to check out the BA version of this (Dark Intrigue), and though I don't foresee me reaching for this often, I quite enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 00:51:00 | More by Rhettroactive
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jak

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-15-2011 18:21:14 | More by jak
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,811 ratings.