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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,370 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,370
Reviews: 2,560
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 176
Gots: 601 | FT: 15
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 hail_seitan
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass

A - Dark brown, almost black, body. Very thin brown head. Does not appear as viscous as the ABV would suggest.

S - A combination of pine, grapefruit rind, smoke, and coffee.

T - Very hop-forward. A taste of citrus rind before the chocolate and coffee of the dark malts crush the palate. Then, deep pine resin and molasses sweetness. Lingering bitterness and dark malt astringency.

M - A medium-tick mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

O - Drinks nor like an imperial black IPA, but still a solid dark beer. Was my introduction to imperial stouts and remains a great beer nearly a decade later.

Photo of almostjay
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JoelClark
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle expiration date of 2/4/2019. Sampled on 8/8/2014.

Aroma: Cocoa, coffee, and roast

Taste: Cocoa and chocolate, zingy, vibrant coffee and roast. The taste was a stronger version of the nose. Still quite a bit of strong hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

Overall: Very much improved from fresh.

Photo of JMS1512
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sight: Black, with some black highlights, and the negative space colored in with an extra black Sharpie. Originally capped with a medium-blend coffee roast colored head, which subsides down to a thing and sustained ring around the top. Lacing is small bands around the wall of my snifter.

Aroma: Roasted espresso beans, bright hops, a whiff of booze. It’s a great combination, like a Wilson to Walters pass, with protection by Malcolm Smith and Bruce Irvin.

Taste: Throughout the entire oral experience, I taste the hops. Espresso notes from the malt play along, and it ends with some heat and more hops. I saw somewhere this was originally meant to be a dark IPA (or I like to call them Cascadian Dark Ales). I completely understand, but because of the espresso qualities of the malt roast, and the abv, I can see why they settled Imperial Stout.

Feel: Medium body, tiny bubbles. A touch filmy or oily, which is fine. I want a little coating with my stouts.

Overall: Like their other boozy offering I tried recently (Dirtwolf- seriously, what took me so long to try that?) I think it’s a well-made beer... great for a nasty February day in NWNJ. Keep it up, Victory.

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of teromous
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(from the label) Enjoy By: 10 JUL 2019 C442 P

Appearance: Black body with a narrow foamy light tan head. Fades quickly to a ring.

Aroma: It has an oak barrel aroma and some strong caramel scents. The bottle doesn't say anything about barrel aging but it has that woody smell. There is a bit of pine in there too. All of this is very subtle, but if you take the time it will really come through.

Taste: Interesting. It has a very strong pine and mint quality, backed by this acrid smokey charcoal flavor. It's a lot like what camping in the woods would taste like. It probably sounds funny but that's what it is to me.

Mouthfeel: It has this sharp bite that kicks you in the pants. It can be pretty harsh if that's not what you're looking for in a stout. It's the type of beer you'd want to drink with some sort of snack to cleanse the palate. Nobody would ever say this beer is boring.

Overall: It was a beer that was worth trying. It had a strong presence that really does define what I'd expect from an American Stout. Lots of flavor and palate-shocking presence that makes it worth drinking. If there was an eagle perched in the forest somewhere with a crown on and a beer in his claws, this would be it.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snoopy5023
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong hop taste, but not a deal breaker. Very chilled makes no head. Goes down Smooth

Photo of DoktorEd
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pgrose
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap
Buffalo, NY
L: 2 finger caramel head
S: Zesty
F: medium carbonation
T: sweet start and tangy finish

Photo of Vivs85
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfecteau
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twofacedmonster
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yowzahs! This is good. Balanced and strong Imperial Stout. Nice, dark look with light caramel head. Could have used some more foam there but that's me. Smell is solid, def picking up the floral notes of the hops. Tastes great; burnt malt with a hoppy back note. Mouthfeel: wish it was a tad bit smoother, not bad, but the alcohol takes over the tiniest bit. Overall, really good stuff here

Photo of ChicagoFanatic1
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers, but I have not bought a single one since they went from a six pack to a four pack out of principle.

Photo of sarch
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TEdubbaD
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrodriguez
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,370 ratings.