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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,234 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 5,234
Reviews: 2,520
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 158
Gots: 535 | FT: 18
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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Photo of rebel-fist
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of QMaguire
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I was not expecting the bitterness you would expect from an IPA. Besides that, I really liked this beer, and could only think of pairing it with a nice slice of chocolate cake.

Photo of Ljoreilly
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of will_run_for_beer
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCStateAE
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2013beer101
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More of a black IPA to me than a stout, just seems really hoppy, not what I was expecting. Not bad though.

Photo of JNForsyth
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of gibgink
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Bitterness from this hoppy stout really overrode any other traditional flavors that one gets from an imperial. Good to try, but not a taste profile for me.

Photo of Bob255
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Ajburke10
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of alotofcoffee
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JamesH
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of bmeehan
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

It's a little strong for my taste, but you can tell it's quality brewed and Victory knows their stuff. I'd try it again in hopes that I can handle it, but maybe that's why I shouldn't have had it in the first place.

Photo of mr-jj
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a 12 oz bottle.

Color is black and opaque with a nice thick tan head. Really nice lacing for a stout. Smell is really interesting. Lots of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate with some underlying sweetness, booze and citric hops. Flavor is strong hops on the palate - bitter chocolate and coffee - followed by some roasted malt flavor and finishing with a strong hop bite. Finish is quite bitter and lingering for a stout. Body is medium/full with a bite from the carbonation and alcohol, lots of sticky hop resins.

Overall, if you like IPAs you'll like this stout. More like a black IPA with some stout character. I like it, but IPA is my favorite style.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of r1200r
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Good overall imperial stout but too hoppy for my personal taste.

Photo of stwok21
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of moshea
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of AndreasDif
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of aboyd87
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Here in Michigan we have many world class imperial stouts, and storm king seems to fly under the radar on our shelves. I decided to pick it up finally, and I could not have been more surprised. Not complex at all. Straight forward, simple, tasty, RIS. The only thing I could ask to be improved is the aroma.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,234 ratings.