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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,234 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,234
Reviews: 2,520
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 158
Gots: 535 | 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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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer is looking sexy as hell in this goblet. poured really nice jet black with a creamy light brown head...1/2 inch about. As you drink it leaves moderate spotty lacing too.

The smell is very interesting....has all the characteristics of a stout while also hinting that it could be a black IPA type style as well because of all the earthy and floral/grapefruit hops kind of pushing through...dominant smell are dark fruits...espresso..coffee..bitter dark chocolate....lets taste the storm king.

damn this is good!!!...for an imperial stout this is dangerously smooth for a 9.1 abv...i mean DANGEROUS haha. you get those big chocolate and coffee flavors....but coming into play is a mild floral hop presence, kind of bringing all of the flavors together; this beer is super solid.

has a very creamy like mouth feel and is pretty well carbonated.....

All in all if you're into stouts.... but "imperial" stouts tend to scare you away because you're afraid of it being a "booze bomb" or too overwhelming...do not fear this brew...this is a killer beer...big stouty notes.....hop notes evening the strong coffee and chocolate flavors out..and drinks real smooth. if you see this and haven't had it....give this a try...and if you're an IPA hop -head like myself, I really think you will appreciate this beer for what it is.

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2.4/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Cellared a 2013 Storm King for a year and cracked it open today. Bad idea. No head what so ever, no lacing and no hop presence. Maybe I shouldn't fault this beer because I didn't drink it fresh but it was not great at all. The alcohol was very pungent in the nose as it was in the taste. The only thing I enjoyed about this beer was the burnt espresso char that was evident upon the first few sips. This reminded more of a porter was I am splitting hairs there.

Overall I should try it fresh. To give it a fair chance but I can't recommend this to imperial stout fans.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,234 ratings.