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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,957 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,957
Reviews: 2,501
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 143
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

hefehead12, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

oldsmuggler, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Thunderchief, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%

Had this on 2012-01-15 in Columbia, PA

A - Midnight black with a big 2.5-finger, pillowy mocha head with very good lacing.

S - Sourdough bread, vegetal, cheese, some hop cones. Not real strong and kind of weird.

T - Definitely not the expected RIS taste. This is pretty well-hopped, which sits atop a spicy well-toasted grain base that has some chocolate malt sweetness. The lingering aftertaste gets its bitterness both from the roast and the hops. Not very boozy. Tastes better than it smells.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Both smooth and prickly.

O - Reminds me of a creamy black DIPA as much as a RIS. I enjoyed the taste and mouthfeel.

Tucquan, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

specialiste, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

46333, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

btesta, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JRHope, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

HopJack, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Bockerdoppel91, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mmmaaattt, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

BierBliss, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

AngryNucleus, Jan 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

tatums1984, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

cld253, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured from a bottle into a mug.

It pours a solid, extremely dark and thick brown, with a large and beautiful, long-lasting and frothy cocoa-caramel head. It leaves behind a very nice line of lacing throughout. Quite simply a beautiful beer.

The smell is hard on dark cherries or raisins, or some other dried fruit, and a rich, boozy smell that pokes through, with some definite chocolate and malt hints. Fairly pleasant.

Taste is of deep, dark chocolates and coffees up front, followed by warm, boozy/mildly fruity hints and a finish of mild hops. Aftertaste of burst, smokey nuts and malts. Really very tasty and quite complex.

It's a thick beer, with only a mild bit of carbonation, so it doesn't go down especially easy, but it works. HEAVY is the word here, but none of this heaviness overpowers the complexity of the flavors.

Overall a splendid stout.

antique, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ant880, Jan 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Blargimus, Jan 12, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

Great looking stout. Huge head on this monster - I think my bottle might have been overly carbonated, as it took a long time to pour this without the entire glass becoming foam. Taste started out great, with the nice sweet malts, but towards the end it just became too cloyingly sweet. Too much sweetness is the death knell for a stout for me, unfortunately. I'm hoping that changes with time.

stealth, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

furthurgone, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Spider889, Jan 12, 2012
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JackElamsGhost, Jan 12, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured into a barrel pint glass. Very dark beer. Jet black with a fine 1.5 finger light brown head. Good lace too. The nose is very nice, with complex layers of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla mixed in. Some dark fruit sweetness in the aroma as well. Maybe cherries? Maybe plum? Hard to tell exactly. The taste is heavy on the coffee end, with a really pleasant hoppy bitter finish. Clean on the palate. Mouthfeel is dry.

I like this beer a lot. For such a big brew (9.10% ABV), it's not boozy at all. It's especially nice in the winter, as it warms the insides gradually. A subtle Russian Imperial Stout, if there is such a thing. The Storm King does not hit you over the head or try to beat you down. It soothes as you consume. Very nice.

Atlas1, Jan 12, 2012
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,957 ratings.