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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,313 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,313
Reviews: 2,542
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 170
Gots: 570 | FT: 17
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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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 FL.OZ. bottle of this from the Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for $2.36. Poured from the Purple/Black labeled body with a Yellow Owl on the front into a 12oz Shaker Glass. Has Enjoy By Jan 18 2014 on the front of the label.

Aroma- Very strong roast and cocoa nibs on the nose. Espresso came up strong as well!

Appearance- Pours a less then .5 finger head that dies immediately. Has an opaque, deep brown colored body. Leaves a few dark suds of lace behind.

Flavor- Very deep roast and espresso tastes. Malt comes up rich and has a medium bitterness level.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Lightest Carbonation, Smooth, Creamy, and easy all around.

Overall Impression- When I went to pick this up, I was looking for something similar to a beer I traded this year called Dark Intrigue by Victory. This one was much more light and easy going on the complexity. Would have liked to age this bottle but I forgot I only carried on my luggage for this trip. Overall an average average Russian Imperial Stout but nothing fantastic.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

Photo of Danny1217
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thick brown head. You can literally see the thickness in the beer. The head fizzles out and leaves some nice lacing behind.
The smell is actually hops at the forefront, surprisingly. Behind that you can smell the roasted malts. A bit of a coffee and licorice scent, but not too much. Can smell some alcohol.
The taste is strong and roasty. Can taste some bitter coffee and dark fruits. Also a strong hop character that makes this one interesting. Gives it a slight citrus character. A bit of alcohol on the finish, but nothing too bad. The body is thick and viscous. Moderate carbonation.

A good, easy to get imperial stout.

Photo of acevenom
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. Pours motor oil black with a tall, chocolate brown head that dissipates very slowly. There are aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. It smells like a typical imperial stout. The taste follows the nose. There are strong dark roasted malts with chocolate and coffee. I can definitely taste the alcohol here. There are some hops in the back end as well. The body is medium to full with abundant carbonation. It's a bit thinner than some imperial stouts, though still enjoyable. This is a very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a dark, almost black beer that had only a thin cafe au lait colored head that quickly shrunk to a fine lacing. The smell is rather faint but features roasted notes with a touch of fruit and alcohol. The taste is way better than i was led to believe by the smell, maybe my nose isn't working today. The roasted malts are nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops, followed by the taste of fruit and alcohol. Really yummy.

Overall this is almost my perfect imperial stout. I am sl glad i bought a six pack - this is definitely worth having again. I would have given this a 4.25 if i could, but its definitely more than a four. I may have to re-visit this review on a day that my nose is working better.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mscudder
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one a few times over... getting to the review! Into a Duvel snifter.

A - A really dark black topped by a nice fluffy tan head. Imagine what you desire in a RIS, this is it.

S - Coffee and chocolate malts overwhelm my nostrils. A touch of booze and some sweet fruits top it off.

T - To start a big presence of roasted malts, a bit too much imo. Espresso follows alongside some caramel and bitter chocolate.

M - Fairly large medium body with ample carbonation. Leaves a very wet feeling on the palette which pairs strangely with the ABV presence.

O - I do like this beer but there are simply too many other RIS that I prefer.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Updated review 8/23/14

It's been over two years I've had this beer. After drinking it tonight, I will be drinking it more often. Tonight's tasting was in a snifter. It's a preferable glass for the style and better than a British pint glass. I actually tried the beer in both glasses and I prefer the snifter. This time I got more licorice notes, fruit, chocolate, and very dark roasted malt. I'm not sure if the recipe is changed but I notice a lot more nuances since I tasted it last. It's a singular approach to the style.
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7/11/12

Poured in a pint glass.

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I saw a review of it on youtube, and decided to buy it. It's relatively inexpensive.

It pours a beautiful deep coffee color. A wonderful lemon-coffee smell. The mouth feel has nice carbonation.

The taste is deep coffee-espresso, which is enhanced by warming. There is a slight bitterness; otherwise, the finish is quite balanced.

Overall, a wonderful beer, and not expensive. Will try again.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,313 ratings.