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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,878 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,878
Reviews: 2,496
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 143
Gots: 425 | FT: 14
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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jam354

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-14-2011 14:48:25 | More by jam354
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-14-2011 10:18:05 | More by Texasfan549
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jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12 oz bottle poured into tumbler, 12.11.11.

Dark brown almost black opaque body, no visible carbonation due to hue, 1/2 finger light brown head, fairly quick dissipation with decent lacing. Nose features roasted malts, coffeeish, some chocolate and a wee bit of smoke, with citrus and floral hops for balance. Taste mirrors nose, I thought this was pretty roasty upfront and became more hoppy as it warmed. Mouthfeel a bit on heavy side of medium, not sticky, good effervescence. A bit flat on the pour, may have been a capping issue. Really drinkable, the ABV is well hidden. A solid RIS, good interplay of citrus and roast, worth a try.

12-13-2011 19:28:15 | More by jdense
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CrookedStill

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -14%

Poured into Dogfish Head signature glass.

Pours oil black with a thick 2-3 finger mocha head that leaves a nice lacing as it falls.

Lots of chocolate and roasted malts upfront. Fairly straightforward.

Follows the aroma. Roasted and hints of chocolate hit first and then hops make themselves present. Finishes slightly bitter. No trace of the 9% alcohol.

Medium bodied with med/low carbonation.

Overall I'm glad I've tried it. Wouldn't go far out of me way to pick it up again.

12-13-2011 05:42:13 | More by CrookedStill
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SquidVicious

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-12-2011 22:01:46 | More by SquidVicious
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richardflyr

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-12-2011 14:08:59 | More by richardflyr
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SageO

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-12-2011 06:51:44 | More by SageO
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-11-2011 06:50:31 | More by twelveinches
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-11-2011 05:51:10 | More by PhatAtUT
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birchholz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-11-2011 04:00:57 | More by birchholz
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bkny27

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2011 21:37:18 | More by bkny27
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

12 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer and left minimal lacing on the side of the glass. The beer is also a nice pitch black with no clarity or signs of carbonation.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, and earthy. Might notice the hops when i have a sip.

Taste: Same as above. Some smokiness going on too, which is very interesting to me. Bittereness from the hops and a litle biscuity too. Alcohol is not even noticeable. Very scary.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, dry, and a little chewy.

Overall: Not a shabby RIS. A good beer by my boys at Victory, but would like a see a little more sweetness, hop presence, and less smokiness.

12-10-2011 19:14:26 | More by Flounder57
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Shango42

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2011 03:31:57 | More by Shango42
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2011 03:23:08 | More by rab53
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

12 oz. bottle, marked "Enjoy by April 25, 2016", poured into a snifter.

A: Very dark brown with no light getting through, not even around the edges. Two finger head, creamy brown colored with moderate lacing.

S: Malt sweetness, coffee and raisin.

T: First a bit of roasted malt sweetness that I would expect, followed by some decent hops and some smokiness. There's a lot of a coffee bitterness in the mix. Tiny bits of dark fruit sweetness in the beginning, but it's more subtle.

M: Some alcohol burn from this at 9.1%. It could be a bit bigger however.

This beer tastes like a RIS with a bit of a DIPA mixed in. It has many characteristic flavors of the RIS, but a hop profile reminiscent of a DIPA. At times, the hops and malt seem to be fighting each other, but as it warms up, they work together a little better.

12-10-2011 01:31:27 | More by maxk
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JCFinn

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 21:41:12 | More by JCFinn
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eddiechilton

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 15:54:37 | More by eddiechilton
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Gurrett

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 15:16:36 | More by Gurrett
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Maltus

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 13:13:28 | More by Maltus
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-09-2011 06:14:19 | More by BMart
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 23:52:44 | More by dwaz
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 21:07:29 | More by quine
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 19:50:50 | More by stevecooks
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patmcd

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 19:15:08 | More by patmcd
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-08-2011 16:25:36 | More by tubbnik
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,878 ratings.