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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,231 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,231
Reviews: 2,519
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 158
Gots: 534 | 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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3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'll call this beer interesting, primarily because it smells somewhat of feet and Windex, yet not in an offensive way. I feel like that should be offensive but somehow it was pleasant. More of the same shows up in the taste. Overall it was a pleasant stout, and memorable for being so oddly characteristic. Not what I would reach for again, but I'm glad I tried it.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Photo of SickGnar
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Jet black & totally opaque. Large just slightly dark tan head that dimples as it settles and does a nice cascading effect right after the pour. It retains okay & leaves decently good lace. Basic look, but very solid.

S: Dry roasty malts. Herbal hops are strong and forward. Hints of dark fruits, dark bitter-sweet cocoa, & molasses sweetness. Okay, but surprisingly minimal.

T: This is a touch better. Sweetness is a bit more forward & richer. Molasses, burnt toffee, scorched sugars. Dark fruits are more richly prune and raisin. Roast takes on a chicory note with hints of true coffee and then some burnt and ash notes on the backend. Still just a hint of bitter-sweet cocoa. Hops keep an herbal base but get very grassy, and also quite spicy with a touch of earthy & resiny pine. Hop bitterness is very firm. The finish is super long lasting. Grassiness from hops gets to be too much & clashes with other aspects.

M: A bit over medium body but not that much. Carbonation is fairly under-matched yet soft. Silky and wet. Not as thick as some big stouts. Just a few sugars and dextrins. Lots of roast drying. The hint of alcohol warming grows with each sip.

D: Not the most complexity ever, but nice depth and richness. Very well hidden abv, so be careful. It may be heresy, but I dare say that this has too much hop character – at least the grassy almost vegetal type. Nothing really stands out as amazing, but overall this is quite good. If just a bit rough at the edges.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into snifter. Enjoying at home. Pours a deep black color that is ever so slightly brown around the edges. Caramel cream colored 1.5 finger head that dissipates rather quickly.

Nose: Milk chocolate, raisin, date, dark cherry, oak, booze, soy sauce.

Taste: Bitter cocoa, burnt coffee beans, intense bitterness, ashtray, oak bark.

Moderate carbonation, slightly sweet on the uptake but a rather dry and intensely bitter finish. Overall a decent appearance and nice nose but the taste is too bitter and burnt to enjoy.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, best by 12/14/2016. Pours almost pitch black color with a nice 1 finger dense tan head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, biscuit, caramel, and a bit of molasses. Nice, balanced, and very hoppy imperial stout aromas. Taste of big dark chocolate, coffee, pine, grapefruit, roasted malt, caramel, herbal, and biscuit. Fairly strong pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, pine, and grapefruit on the finish for a while. Nice balance of flavors with hops. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish present. Quite smooth to drink, but is a sipper. Overall an excellent and very enjoyable Russian Imperial Stout. Very hoppy, but still has nice malt balance as well.

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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Black with a two finger light tan head, some lacing

S-Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.

T-Some chocolate, lots of coffee, decent bitterness, roasted malts more burnt than roasted in some instances.

M-Medium bodied, creamy, well carbonated but thin for an RIS

O-A nice beer, the only drawback is the thin/watery mouthfeel. Overall still a nice beer.

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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.

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,231 ratings.