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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,316 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,316
Reviews: 2,543
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 170
Gots: 572 | 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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Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maillard
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timontheroad
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark, almost black opaque color. Nice two finger head.
Smell: I'm getting some nice milk chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and some flowery notes, along with some dark roasted malty aromas. I'm also getting a bit of alcohol in the nose.
Taste: The taste is very similar to the nose, with some chocolate, coffee and fruity flavors - the hops are pretty forward in this one. There is a bit of alcohol on the back end as well, but not overpowering, pretty subtle.
Mouthfeel: I thought the mouthfeel on this one was a bit thin, and somewhat dry on the finish.
Overall: This is a very good brew, pretty hoppy for an impy stout, but definitely not in a bad way. I really like the hoppiness in that it doesn't overcome the roasty stout flavors, but complements them very well.

Photo of Jezza
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting Russian Imperial, and you cant beat the bang for your buck!

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding hint of sweetest just right amount of hops.

Photo of Irishace9
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eulerthegrape
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeDive
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thomseye
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage 12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into an extremely thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: I’m stuffed up at the moment (I know that being in that condition is not ideal for reviewing a beer) but even so, I can still smell very strong aromas of roasted malt, some subtle smoke, and dark chocolate.

Taste: Strong flavors of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of roasted coffee beans, followed by some subtle smoke, some brown sugar-like sweetness, finished with some well-balanced hops. Delicious!!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and pretty smooth, as there is some slight carbonation. With an ABV of 9.1%, there’s quite a bit of alcohol on the palate, imparting some very pleasant warmth.

Overall: Damn, this is another excellent imperial stout! It has great flavors of roasted malt, sweetness and balanced hops. While not exactly world class like Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout, Founders Imperial Stout, Great Lakes Black-Out Stout and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, it’s almost up there, and I’ll certainly keep some of this in my cellar! Excellent!

Photo of jwps214
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mesa512
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grodd87
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rjs246
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackhermanski
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AugustusRex
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBodamer
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 12/11/2017. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, light smoke/char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/pine hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, light smoke/char and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, citrus, pine, light smoke/char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/pine hop flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/pine hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of HopBomb515
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black color with a thin tan head that fades and leaves minimal spotty lacing. Espresso, roared malt, citrus, and charcoal. It's roasty up front, espresso, char and burnt toffee flavors up front. Citrus hop bite mid palate finishes too bitter with an astringent burnt coffee flavor and strong hop finish. Feel is medium and a bit thin for a stout. Nicely carbonated and a dry finish. Overall it's dedent, it drinks more like a black IPA, but it's far from the best no matter which way you classify it. Probably will finish the 4 pack but won't seek it out again.

Photo of masonstorm
3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Far too bitter for my liking

Photo of boomecho
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jofroi
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wapcap
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,316 ratings.