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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,716 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,716
Reviews: 2,488
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 134
Gots: 374 | 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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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-17-2011 04:18:54 | More by CEDAMA
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cjdun86

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-07-2013 02:27:06 | More by cjdun86
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-04-2013 01:08:48 | More by WritersBlock
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tsulli

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.5%

03-03-2012 02:15:44 | More by tsulli
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tzieser

Arizona

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-19-2011 18:41:14 | More by tzieser
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beercat11

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just happened to see this on the shelf at a local beverage supply outlet. I have always enjoyed the Imperial Stouts out there although there are not many. The first thing I noticed upon popping off the cap was the unbelievable aroma coming from the bottle. If I had to smell this blind folded I would have guessed it was some sort of coffee/chocolate (mocha) style ice cream soda. The beer poured thick and black with a very dark head. The first sip of this brew floored me. It did not taste like I had anticipated. My long description would be a Hopped Chocolate malted coffee espresso deluxe with the essence of roasted almonds served in a chestnut wooden mug!! WOW!! The finish is smooth with a hint of bitterness that disappears very quickly from the tip of your tongue to the back of the throat. Carbonation is perfectly balanced because of the initial hoppyness experienced upon contact. I think this beer would even be enjoyed by those who typically don't drink this style. If you ever see this, try it. I could drink this every day if it wasn't so potent at 9.2% abvr. I Love this one and will try out the remaining four bottles during this years Holiday season. I am sure it will age very well.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2006 16:16:13 | More by beercat11
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-28-2011 02:48:54 | More by cornucopia
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richardflyr

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-20-2011 02:25:35 | More by teyuders
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Chegui

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-15-2013 15:14:40 | More by Chegui
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-20-2011 20:54:50 | More by Tpsauer
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B00ZER

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-25-2012 03:12:31 | More by B00ZER
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

08-05-2013 22:22:40 | More by mpalestino
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NatsnSkinsDC

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-13-2013 01:44:46 | More by NatsnSkinsDC
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stormking


5/5  rDev +22.5%

07-25-2012 01:54:39 | More by stormking
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kdown

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-28-2011 04:20:56 | More by kdown
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lsfrontman

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-25-2012 14:55:43 | More by lsfrontman
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-25-2013 03:59:07 | More by Dougwillhike
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TheDeuce

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

STORM KING...my bottle was brewed and bottled in Oct. 2005

Appearance-thick as oil and black as night, pours lazily into the glass, slow carbonation but eventually big aromatic bubbles form, this looks menacing.

Smell-not much at first, a minute to let it rest and a little stirring reveals alcohol and chocolate in massive amounts along with a substantial hop aroma

Taste-WOW, incredibly smooth, chocolate rises up along with coffee and hides the alcohol incredibly well, the alcohol does show itself but for a beer of this strengh it is well hidden, wow. Goes down nicely, aftertaste is dry and of alcoholic fumes.

Mouthfeel-light for such a thick stout, alcohol at the end mostly, a little chocolate on my next sip, great stuff.

Drinkability-Deviously drinkable but this will knock you on your ass if you have too many, still it is so good, so chocolately.

Overall-hands down the best stout I've ever had, so chocolaty and flavorful masking its uglier alcholic side while keeping all the strength this beer has aged well and lived up to its reputation, what a brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 06:00:07 | More by TheDeuce
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homerbunker

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-26-2011 16:11:55 | More by homerbunker
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-05-2011 19:17:43 | More by Kaydogg
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tbizzle0

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-03-2011 04:17:32 | More by tbizzle0
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ErnestHemingway

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

04-23-2013 01:38:57 | More by ErnestHemingway
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RBorsato

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black (with ruby red edges) color and a low dark brown head. Decent carbonation and lace for a style with high alcohol content. Intense roasty and chocolately aroma with a light alcohol scent. Light hop aroma initially but dissappears quickly in older versions. Burnt malt character with a big chocolate flavor. Rich and roasty with a bittersweet chocolate finish. Full bodied with a noticeable alcohol presence. The warming sensation lingers...

Note: I did a linear tasting of 3 years (98-99, 99-00, and 00-01). Tasted: 01/15/03. I found the beer to be better (more rounded) as it gets older. The hop presence mellows as it gets older but is fairly prevalent when enjoyed within 2 years.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2003 13:44:29 | More by RBorsato
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banjofred101

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-20-2011 03:50:57 | More by banjofred101
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,716 ratings.