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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,081 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,081
Reviews: 2,507
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 151
Gots: 481 | FT: 16
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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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
Photo of kindtim
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
Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev -1.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
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
Photo of AndrewRoecker
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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

delawaaare, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of RyanGoodman
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
Photo of blameo
5/5  rDev +22.9%

blameo, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of ales4baldo
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ales4baldo, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of beerFool28607
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of SchuStar
3.5/5  rDev -14%

SchuStar, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle - enjoy by date is illegible.

Pours out jet black with a one finger sudsy brown head. Held up to the light, only a slightly red hue comes through. Smell is dark chocolate, roasted malts, some hops, and a little beef jerky. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, finishes creamy roasted malts, with grassy hops throughout. Beef jerky flavor is in there somewhere too. Mouthfeel feels a little light, and finishes dry.

It's a quality stout, but there are better out there.

jimmah120, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BugTownPub, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Ironbuddha, Mar 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Beerme09, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Garlicjosh
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured it from the bottle into a snifter

Not really enough head to measure which made me check the ABV... Not surprised after I looked. Jet black in color with a mocha colored ring around the glass.

Roasted malt, a little hops, dark chocolate and maybe a hint of brown sugar

Hops come straight forward for me, almost a big surprise. While they made themselves known in the smell, I didn't expect that much in the flavor. Followed is a deep roasted malt which leaves a slight burnt taste, ending with traces of vanilla.

Medium/heavy, kind of a mixed feeling over my palate. Ends with a lot of drying and a slight feeling of dried cocoa powder

over all
This beer was great the first half...While is was slightly colder than serving temp. Once it reached temp the roasted tastes become over whelming and distracting an just left me bored with the beer. I may cellar a bottle and am thinking of returning to it, but not something I will buy a case of.

Garlicjosh, Mar 06, 2012
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,081 ratings.