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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,157 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,157
Reviews: 2,510
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 153
Gots: 506 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14%

JasonONeill, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I could have sworn I had reviewed this before, but I guess I somehow missed it. Tap at Armsby Abbey.

Nice mocha colored frothy and fluffy 1 finger head fades slowly with nice lacing, pitch black beer no light.

Nose dark malts a bit roasty, some chocolate with bakers and dark choc notes, oats, caramel, vanilla, hint of booze, big malts, some earthy spicy hops.

Taste lush, creamy big stout, chocolate malts, light roast, hint of toasted malt, caramel, vanilla, plenty of oatmeal, bakers and dark chocolate, thick malt base with light sweetness and a kick of booze. Then hops, very bitter, earthy spicy chewy hops, the bitterness ramps to for a big hoppy bite on the finish. The chocolate also turns to a big cocoa nib like luscious choc taste. Its a bit sticky and syrupy on the finish, drier, big hop bite with more spicy earthy hops, salty, bit more roast and chocolate.
mouth is full bodied, good carb, bit of warming booze, smooth and creamy lush.

Mouth is fairly full bodied, good carb, bit of booze.

overall a great stout, one of the hoppiest stouts I know, nice chocolate and malt flavors, big bitterness and hop kick, hint of booze, but stays fairly drinkable.

jlindros, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of HamGlade10
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

HamGlade10, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of partypak
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

partypak, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, almost purple-y, brown-black with a tan head and pretty nice lacing.

Piney hops notch the aroma, coupled with dark, plummy fruits and a mild roastiness. Not a huge nose, but pleasant and somewhat complex.

Roast coffee, plum, wet earth, piney hop, bit of afterward spiciness. Great assertive hops in this brew. Almost balanced when fresh. Two kinds of bitterness interplay with the grainy sweetness. Alcohol is a little too upfront. Decent stuff.

A little boozy. Nice carbonation level. Medium body leaning toward the heavy side.

A sturdy local RIS with that great pine hoppiness. Recommended.

thecheapies, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev -1.7%

cynical1027, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Jpik
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jpik, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of joex444
4/5  rDev -1.7%

joex444, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

goldie2828, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of LostTraveler
4/5  rDev -1.7%

LostTraveler, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of yamar68
2.55/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From 12oz to stange: Pours with minimal clarity and a loose, soft two finger mocha head. Nose showcases milk chocolate, cocoa, minimal booze, vanilla extract. Taste is burnt coffee - rough around the edges and a surprising hop bite. The feel is too thin, I wish the burnt coffee wouldn’t linger. Overall, decent for an inexpensive imperial stout but... meh...

yamar68, Feb 20, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Completely black stout with no visible highlights. 1 finger tan head on top.

S- a hoppy chocolate coffee blend. Smooth and mellow notes.

T- solid hops with a good roasted flavor. Hops are really dominant on this one.

M- Chalky body to it with a good full mouth feel.

O- A very drinkable and desirable stout.

stckhndlr, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of ChadT89
3.5/5  rDev -14%

ChadT89, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kendabundo, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of VinnieVanGogh
4/5  rDev -1.7%

VinnieVanGogh, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Jparkanzky
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jparkanzky, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of KMcG
3.5/5  rDev -14%

KMcG, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

joshtrich, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

pwsoldier, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of dgilks
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a creamy, dark tan head. Fair head retention with a thin film remaining after some time.

Chocolate and a touch of coffee. Quite dry with a hoppiness that is quite nice.

Chalky roast and plenty of hoppiness. The bitterness is nice and the coffee notes are good. This is a really solid stout.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Nice.

I quite like this. The roast and hop character lend a nice chalkiness. This is no sweet, oily stout but it ticks a whole lot of boxes.

dgilks, Feb 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

bkaj21, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of RappAttack
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: almost jet black with a thin off white head, does not stick to the glass
S: OF LOTS OF HOPS!!! not your usual strong coffee and bitter chocolate smell associated with most imperial stouts very interesting
T: rosty coffee and chocolate come through a little bit more in the taste but probably thee most hoppy stout i have ever tasted.
M:full bodied and good carbonation add to the experience
O: never really had anything like it, oh wait yes i have its a black IPA but unlike other black ipa more on the coffee and cocoa

RappAttack, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

iheartbeer26, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of ninner00
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ninner00, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of ChrisMon02
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ChrisMon02, Feb 16, 2012
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.