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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,995 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,995
Reviews: 2,503
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 147
Gots: 460 | FT: 16
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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Photo of dbrauneis
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours jet black with a two finger tall fluffy mocha head. The beer has excellent head retention with a finger of head still present at about 20 minutes after the pour. There was a nice amount of lacing present as well.

S: Aromas of dark roasted malts, coffee. and chocolate with a slight hints of floral hops in the background. Nice and complex.

T: Flavors are dark roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate with a pleasant amount of bitterness in the finish. The flavors are deep and complex.

M: Medium to full bodied with some creaminess and warmth from the alcohol present.

O: For a beer with a relatively high ABV, it is extremely well hidden both in the smell and the taste. This beer is extremely drinkable and is a nice tailgating beer late into the football season here in the NYC area (where it can get quite cold) due to the robustness of the flavors. This beer has been a regular for me over the past few years and will continue to be.

dbrauneis, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into Golden Monkey Goblet.

A - Pours black with a wild display of carbonation creating a nice fluffy tan head. Leaves a lacing down the glass as I drink.

S - Dark malts, faint hops, dark fruits, slight alcohol.

T - Roasty sweetness with a definite hops presence. Background tastes of dark fruit and coffee, but they aren't as prominent as I would expect in a RIS. Slight alcohol burn, although not offputting. Great toasty, hoppy, imperial stout.

M - Nice carbonation. A little bit chewy with a moist finish.

O - Very good RIS with a balance and drinkability for the ABV. A bit hop forward for the style, but it works and makes this one stand out from the rest. Victory makes some great beers and this is an example. This is my go-to readily available imperial stouts.

NoLeafClover44, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev -1.7%

chrispoint, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of ManuelHerrera
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, my token good beer from my Bevmo mystery box, was a fairly pleasant experience. Dark chocolate brown, but not quite black in color; with a thin hear and visible carbonation. Not as visibly massive as its brethren.

Dark, heavy aroma consisting of toffee, dark chocolate, bourbon barrel aging, syrupy prunes, dates, a little bit of fig. The palate is boldly flavored with thick bourbon and coffee, underlying alcohol cutting through thick chewy layers of malt. Flavor opens up nicely to a lovely hoppy pine taste that adds an herbal quality. Chewy without being too heavy, it's a challenge for novice beer drinkers, but not the best imperial stout on the market. Still, a very good beer with a taste with some dessert.

ManuelHerrera, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of fergster75
4/5  rDev -1.7%

fergster75, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Yummmmiller
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Yummmmiller, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of mjh5397
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mjh5397, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz poured in to a chimay glass

Deep black and oily with a thick fluffy 2cm dark brown head. Nice retention.

Aromas of rich dark cocoa, herbal hop notes and charcoal. There's an air of milky vanilla aswell.

The flavours are more of the same, some sweet milky chocolate and a considerable hoppy pine contribution. On the back end there's a nice toasted malty bitterness. No hint of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is rich and full, low carbonation - pretty standard for the style.

This is nice imperial stout, not much wow factor, but enjoyable nonetheless.

, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of nrs207
3.5/5  rDev -14%

nrs207, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of JWrangler
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

JWrangler, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Peyton5410, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jaidenjb, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

danielp215, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of BrewCityJeff
3.5/5  rDev -14%

BrewCityJeff, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of SuperHeavy
5/5  rDev +22.9%

SuperHeavy, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

pperez38, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

demgoth, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JohnnyChicago, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DocJ87, Jan 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

rderedin, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jskennedy, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

kennethkearns, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

druptight, Jan 27, 2012
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,995 ratings.