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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,309 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,309
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 168
Gots: 566 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brian700
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark black with a brown head that hangs around for a while. There is decent lacing going on.

The aroma is of espresso and burnt malt. There is some mild dark chocolate notes.

The flavor is of rich burnt malt, espresso, dark bitter chocolate, and there is an alcohol finish that leaves some heat in your mouth.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation.

I would say this is a pretty drinkable beer considering how big it is. A must try.

Photo of AudioGilz
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled on Oct. 15th, 2002. It pours like black syrup or motor oil, 100% opaque with a large creamy tan head that laces wonderfully. The aroma is full of roasted barley and hops. There is definitely a sign of serious hop character in this brew. But before the hops kick in, you're treated to some chocolate, coffee, and just an all around sweet roastiness. And then hops come in for an amazing finish that makes you beg for more. The alcohol is mellow but definitely there throughout consumption. And it's great. Everything about this wonderful stout is gargantuan and robust as hell.....a truly perfectly balanced and drinkably strong stout. As a stout lover, I think this is the perennial fallback imperial, as long as they keep it the way it is.

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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another impressive beer from the brewers at Victory. Pours deep black, absolutely no transparence in this one. Swirling head that rimmed out nicely. Big, complex flavors. My first impression is nutty (walnut) followed by a generous helping of smoke. Very unique, very bold.

This is a creamy stout that finishes a bit rough; there is a bitter bite at the end. Big alcohol diminishes its drinakbility.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Honestly, I so much prefer this beer aged a year or so. becuase the hop presence is the dominat taste in the beer when served "fresh".

The pour is no doubt black, with a nice layer of creamy head, and some lace following later on.

Very thick very creamy. if in an aged botle, the malty, roasted chocolate is present more then anytihng else, and it makes a nice sipping beer, very very drinakble

when fresh out of the bottle, it is a different story. Very strogn taste, has not had time to level out. Hop presence over anything else really. Still good, but takes time to finish consuming.

well played indeed

****after further review of the play*** After agin it some, and going back to the brewery for it a couple of times, this brew has really grown on me after time. The taste no longer is that smack you in the face nature that the hops have, but more blended, and subtle. The hops presence has dimished in the profile, but the roasted presence increases, and, the chocolate blends nicely as well. Still, a great beer. It make take some time for this beer to grow on you, but man, it is nice

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Almost black with a thick pale brown head that settles into a nice lid of lacings. Looks good.

S: A very hoppy smell. The peppery and citric hops almost overpower the plentiful aromas of roasted malts in this one. Notes of chocolate. Hoppy imperial stouts are always impressive, but underneath the hops and roasted malts, I don't find much of anything in this one, and therefore it gets somewhat boring after a while.

T: The taste is really good. I have a thing for the combination of roasted malts and powerful hops it it's made in a good way, as it is here. Of course, you have the usual suspects of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. But they are almost muted by the fresh citric and peppery hops in this one. Nice notes of hop resins. There's a lot of sweetness going on, and the citric hops actually add to this. The finish is very bitter with some sweetness and lots of hops. Hints of anise and powdered chocolate. No sign of the alcohol.

M: Rather light body but still in the full body range. Medium carbonation. Quite a boring texture. This part of the beer is somewhat of a letdown.

D: A tasty beer. Lots of big hoppy flavors. But unfortunately, the hoppy character also makes the beer slightly unbalanced and one-dimensional. I actually think the hops take over to much after a while. But either way, overall it's good.

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3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the bottle it reads: Jan 10, 2016. The font is quite tiny and printed on the label itself.

Pitch black with hints of ruby red. Nice brown head and decent head retention.

Roasted malt backed up by a decent amount of hop character. Dark fruits, grapes, chocolate all mixing well for a pleasant aroma.

Roasted malt, burnt coffee, caramel, bitterness from the hops and grapes. The aftertaste is a little acidic and metalic.

Medium body, light carbonation, leaves the lips sticky. No alcohol burn whatsoever.

Average taste and slightly above in the mouth feel. The aroma is the true winner in this brew. I feel the tastes were subdued by the aftertaste of metal. I feel like the flavors were trying to reach out but fell short. Even though it was a average tasting Stout, the rest of the factors keep this from being an average brew all around.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an enormous mocha colored head with great retention. The color is dark, dark brown, barely any light gets through. Smell is of coffee and roasted malt. Nice taste with slight hops and a smooth cocoa finish. Not much carbonation, a little bitter. This is a very drinkable RIS, it seems lighter than others in the category. At 9.1% ABV the alcohol is surprisingly hardly noticeable.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

With a huge, Pacific Northwest hop aroma & character upfront, Storm King Stout subsides into massive, roast malt complexity. Rich and substantial, it will warm your heart.

Malts: Imported 2 row
Hops: American whole flowers
9.1% ABV

Creamy head, nice mouth feel, great balance.

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,309 ratings.