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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,059 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,059
Reviews: 2,507
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 150
Gots: 478 | 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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Photo of poppyjohn
3.5/5  rDev -14%

poppyjohn, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I get everything I expect from a nice RIS: roast with underlying fruitiness, and a bit of dark chocolate comprise the beautiful malt profile. I get a slight floral note from the hops.

The beer looks fantastic! Its black as a moonless night - no light penetration what-so-ever, and the head is a thick dark mocha froth that sticks around, as well as to the sides of the glass.

In the tasting, I get big raw espresso bean flavors, and very little chocolate. The bitterness comes in on the finish - again floral notes linger afterwards until the next sip brings forth the coffee flavors again. I feel as if it's a tad on the bitter side for my tastes, but only slightly.

Storm King is quite a full bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It is slightly astringent which actually works for it.

Overall Storm King is quite enjoyable and surprisingly highly drinkable. The single bottle price was worth admission to try it.

tlazaroff, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -1.7%

KAF, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

rogueleonardi, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of heffnate77
4/5  rDev -1.7%

heffnate77, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance - A beautiful deep black color which formed a huge billowing head. Upon pouring, the tan bubbles sweep up through the dark brew giving it an almost nitrogen driven pub brew appearance. Quite beautiful for a bottled beer.

Smell - Was a bit weaker then would have been expected for the deep color and known abv. Dark dried fruits are the first to be detected followed by some mild roasted dark malts of chocolate and coffee.

Taste - A roasty coffee and chocolate flavor first meet the tongue which then mixes with a sweeter more dried cherry and raisin taste. A very little bit of hoppiness works it way in toward the end and rounds out the beer quite nicely.

Mouthfeel - A creamy brew with a very nice level of carbonation. A little chewy but in a good way. A nice body for this ~ 9 % abv brew.

Overall - A very good beer for the price you pay. A good go-to for an everyday (well not everyday, but more regularly then the more expensive and comparable abv) strong stout.

Darkmagus82, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of BHopp12
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Very dark almost completely black with a hint of brown, very strong tannish brown head to it that leaves some lace behind.

S: Malty, chocolate, coffee notes on the nose with a little bit of alcohol

T: Dark chocolate with a little bit of a coffee taste, boozy with a few hints of dark fruits and malts

M: Mild carbonation, very thick, chewy beer, with a little hint of bitter hops

O: Outstanding Stout

BHopp12, Jan 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

woodycorn44, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

caljrjr, Jan 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

nicholas527, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

timbre, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

mquinn919, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

attometer00, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ajaxivan, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

xavier390, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Goobastic, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Corpsehoagie, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

zekeman17, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ricksrealm, Jan 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

LostInTheFlood, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

BJasny, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

RandyBoBandy, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Holland
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark dark brown,heavy tan head

S: bitter hops, roasted notes like chocolate and coffee. Interesting hoppy smell.

T: hoppy flavor brings out the roasted notes and bitterness. Very nice.

M: medium body for a stout and fairly heavy carbonation for an imperial stout.

O: solid beer, interesting change up. This is the anti-milk stout. Cost me $15 for a 6-pack, though.

Holland, Jan 20, 2012
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,059 ratings.