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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,059 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,059
Reviews: 2,507
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 150
Gots: 477 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jparkanzky, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

KMcG, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of joshtrich
3.5/5  rDev -14%

joshtrich, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

pwsoldier, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of dgilks
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a creamy, dark tan head. Fair head retention with a thin film remaining after some time.

Chocolate and a touch of coffee. Quite dry with a hoppiness that is quite nice.

Chalky roast and plenty of hoppiness. The bitterness is nice and the coffee notes are good. This is a really solid stout.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Nice.

I quite like this. The roast and hop character lend a nice chalkiness. This is no sweet, oily stout but it ticks a whole lot of boxes.

dgilks, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of bkaj21
2/5  rDev -50.9%

bkaj21, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of RappAttack
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: almost jet black with a thin off white head, does not stick to the glass
S: OF LOTS OF HOPS!!! not your usual strong coffee and bitter chocolate smell associated with most imperial stouts very interesting
T: rosty coffee and chocolate come through a little bit more in the taste but probably thee most hoppy stout i have ever tasted.
M:full bodied and good carbonation add to the experience
O: never really had anything like it, oh wait yes i have its a black IPA but unlike other black ipa more on the coffee and cocoa

RappAttack, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of iheartbeer26
4/5  rDev -1.7%

iheartbeer26, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of ninner00
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

ninner00, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of ChrisMon02
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ChrisMon02, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into an oversized snifter. Enjoy by 10/2016.

A: Very inviting dark one finger head that leaves a thin covering and substantial ring around the edge. Body is black and opaque..no signs of light through this one. A good amount of lacing from start to finish.

S: Dominated by earthy floral hops. Also getting some licorice and anise. Dark roasted malt is there but not nearly as pronounced as I’m used to in a Russian Imperial.

T: Surprisingly not as complex or intense as the nose indicated. It helps to aerate this in your mouth a bit to get the full experience. Starts thin and the flavors sort of build up. Initial hit of floral resiny hop bitterness followed by more bitterness, but this time from the dark roasted malt. Finish features the dry roasted malt. Alcohol is very well hidden throughout.

M: Body is heavy and slick. Carbonation medium. Drinkability is medium with the hidden alcohol on the positive side, but the waves of bitterness on the negative side.

O: I’m generally not a fan of overly hoppy stouts and this is no exception. Especially floral hops in my stout. It’s not very complex, but I’m impressed with the overall mouthfeel and ability to hide the alcohol. However, I don't really look forward to another one.

mjtiernan, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of JohnnyMc
5/5  rDev +22.9%

JohnnyMc, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

RobertTheRogue, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

jk3, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

kiki3drt292, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

DallasHopking, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of fountainofyouth
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque brown-black and tan head. Good deal of lacing.

Smell: Strong scent of flowery hops with typical dark malt following behind.

Taste: Too hoppy! I'm inundated with floral hops, almost totally covering up the roasted barley.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied feel, lightish carbonation.

fountainofyouth, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

XavierMuskies, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

AndyTaylor, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of tony223366
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A vigorous pour gave me two fingers of fluffy, thick tan heads. It's almost rocky. I see some lacing already which points to some hop oils. It's as black as can be, no light penetrates it at all.

S: Some milk chocolate notes. Some roasted coffee. I'm getting something akin to hops but it's muddled with the malts. I'm having trouble picking up much else.

T: Whoa! There's a distinctive hop profile! It's a bit jarring but interesting. The flavors start out as a smoky, roasted coffee and turn to that milk chocolate. It finishes with lots of hops. A bit muddled and confused but ok!

M: Slick and medium to heavy body. Light carbonation. Could use a bit more.

O: This beer is closer to an Imperial Black IPA than a Russian Imperial Stout in my opinion. Maybe slightly more malt forward instead of hop forward for a Black IPA though. That being said it was definitely interesting but if I'm looking for a beer along these lines I'll reach for a black IPA.

tony223366, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ithinkimasofa, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

crbooher, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

heysuz, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

atone315, Feb 12, 2012
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,059 ratings.