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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,956 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,956
Reviews: 2,501
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 143
Gots: 445 | 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  rDev -1.7%

fergster75, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Yummmmiller, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mjh5397, Feb 03, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

12oz poured in to a chimay glass

Deep black and oily with a thick fluffy 2cm dark brown head. Nice retention.

Aromas of rich dark cocoa, herbal hop notes and charcoal. There's an air of milky vanilla aswell.

The flavours are more of the same, some sweet milky chocolate and a considerable hoppy pine contribution. On the back end there's a nice toasted malty bitterness. No hint of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is rich and full, low carbonation - pretty standard for the style.

This is nice imperial stout, not much wow factor, but enjoyable nonetheless.

, Feb 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

nrs207, Feb 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

JWrangler, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Peyton5410, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jaidenjb, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

danielp215, Feb 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

BrewCityJeff, Feb 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

SuperHeavy, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

pperez38, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

demgoth, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JohnnyChicago, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DocJ87, Jan 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

rderedin, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jskennedy, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

kennethkearns, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

druptight, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

beef13, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

distvan, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

poppyjohn, Jan 26, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

I get everything I expect from a nice RIS: roast with underlying fruitiness, and a bit of dark chocolate comprise the beautiful malt profile. I get a slight floral note from the hops.

The beer looks fantastic! Its black as a moonless night - no light penetration what-so-ever, and the head is a thick dark mocha froth that sticks around, as well as to the sides of the glass.

In the tasting, I get big raw espresso bean flavors, and very little chocolate. The bitterness comes in on the finish - again floral notes linger afterwards until the next sip brings forth the coffee flavors again. I feel as if it's a tad on the bitter side for my tastes, but only slightly.

Storm King is quite a full bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It is slightly astringent which actually works for it.

Overall Storm King is quite enjoyable and surprisingly highly drinkable. The single bottle price was worth admission to try it.

tlazaroff, Jan 26, 2012
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,956 ratings.