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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,149 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,149
Reviews: 2,509
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 150
Gots: 502 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Rooster286
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Rooster286, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, best by 12/14/2016. Pours almost pitch black color with a nice 1 finger dense tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, biscuit, caramel, and a bit of molasses. Nice, balanced, and very hoppy imperial stout aromas. Taste of big dark chocolate, coffee, pine, grapefruit, roasted malt, caramel, herbal, and biscuit. Fairly strong pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, pine, and grapefruit on the finish for a while. Nice balance of flavors with hops. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish present. Quite smooth to drink, but is a sipper. Overall an excellent and very enjoyable Russian Imperial Stout. Very hoppy, but still has nice malt balance as well.

superspak, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of BrewGirl91
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

BrewGirl91, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Black with a two finger light tan head, some lacing

S-Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.

T-Some chocolate, lots of coffee, decent bitterness, roasted malts more burnt than roasted in some instances.

M-Medium bodied, creamy, well carbonated but thin for an RIS

O-A nice beer, the only drawback is the thin/watery mouthfeel. Overall still a nice beer.

rlee1390, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Fallingonwater10, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Steimie
1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

Steimie, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

fdig23, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of calicaliente
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black color. It has a small head that is light brown in color. It dissapates quickly. A bit of caramel and coffee to the nose. Very full body to the beer, almost "thick". Somewhat roasty, not as much as some others. A hint of sweetness, chocolate and a good hop bite. The alchohol is not evident at all.

calicaliente, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kindtim, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ensign11
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ensign11, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Acforster2
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Acforster2, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Leschber
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Leschber, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of clutchmeister
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours black as black. carbonation is pronounced with roasted malts and cocoa coming in the front. Not an over alcohol taste but it's there. Has some bitterness in the back end which leads to the hops being a little more prevalent in this stout. I'm getting more and more character with each drink, so as it warms the flavors are accentuated. Has a light and dry finish.

All in all I'll buy this Imperial Stout again. I'm not going to stock up, but very drinkable in all seasons. Flavors hit harder as it warms .

clutchmeister, Mar 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

NumberNone, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
2.4/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours black with a short tan head that quickly fades. I can almost see some red highlights.

N: Fruity Pebbles, root beer, boozy esters, milk chocolate and black coffee.

T: Bakers chocolate, wet toffee and Fruity Pebbles upfront. Mid-palate shows old coffee with sugar, musty book and a faint suggestion of dark fruit. Finish is like eating a block of bitter bakers chocolate compressed with charcoal. Boozy esters linger.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, chewy, sticky and dry.

O: Not a very pleasant RIS. Overall tastes of bitter bakers chocolate and stale coffee. Also has a strange mustiness. Booze is apparent.

justintcoons, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

AndrewRoecker, Mar 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

OldTime, Mar 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

delawaaare, Mar 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

RyanGoodman, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a soft, thin layer of brown head that quickly fades leaving a thin film. The nose has notes of deep, rich chocolate and some subtle roasted malts. There are some faint alcohol notes that blend well with the malts. The flavor is deep, chocolaty, roasty, smooth, and finishes with a clean hop bitterness. The alcohol becomes more noticeable as the beer warms but it adds great character to the malts and never detracts from the flavor. The mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a great stout. It's drinkable, flavorful, and all around enjoyable. I would have this over and over again.

tdm168, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of RTEdmunds
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first experience with a Victory beer.

Thick black color, smallish sized head. Fairly thick.

Smells roasty, with a hint of chocolate.

Wow, hoppier than I expected! Pretty interesting, and a strong bitter dark chocolate presence to follow up. Earthy undertones.

Drying sensation, moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a solid brew, and it surprised me with its complexity hoppiness. I'll definitely keep an eye out for Victory's stuff in the future.

RTEdmunds, Mar 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

blameo, Mar 09, 2012
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,149 ratings.