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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,876 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,876
Reviews: 2,496
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 144
Gots: 425 | 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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Ratings: 4,876 | Reviews: 2,496 | Display Reviews Only:
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-31-2011 23:32:25 | More by nathanjohnson
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GrabMeAnAbbey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-31-2011 04:20:15 | More by GrabMeAnAbbey
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bespin15

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-31-2011 03:53:05 | More by bespin15
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-31-2011 01:17:54 | More by jordanmiller
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-31-2011 00:45:41 | More by tjdrewry
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-30-2011 16:19:15 | More by BrewtalAlement
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rwrk42

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

Pour: Dark, black with a nice tan head which clings to the glass on the way down
Smell: Light smell of roasted malt, coffee and faint hops
Taste: Earthy taste, roasted malt and just the right amount of hops. Finishes burnt malt taste along with coffee and chocolate flavors.
A good stout. Would recommend

12-30-2011 02:30:58 | More by rwrk42
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htrae2014

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-29-2011 21:39:35 | More by htrae2014
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-29-2011 21:06:18 | More by cdwil
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martin123012

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-29-2011 01:38:29 | More by martin123012
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-28-2011 19:19:51 | More by thatdirtymick
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-28-2011 15:29:14 | More by Brushkanna
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RVALawyer

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 14:20:52 | More by RVALawyer
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-28-2011 04:52:34 | More by cbgbslev
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2011 02:04:36 | More by jpd7374
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-27-2011 19:12:36 | More by Skye1024
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-27-2011 15:54:05 | More by brez8791
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Darkest brown, khaki foam. A backbone of breakfast blend coffee is elevated by notes of dark chocolate and wood char. Evenly balanced by a smooth herbal hoppiness and a medium dry finish. What makes it remarkable is its evenly balanced, smooth character that deftly walks a tightrope between boring tameness and obnoxious boldness. A good baseline for the style.

12-27-2011 15:53:57 | More by bump8628
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amosher13

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-27-2011 15:27:26 | More by amosher13
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jklema

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-27-2011 03:36:47 | More by jklema
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours the standard RIS deep mahogany / borderline black while yielding a short-lived 3/4" khaki toned head.

nose isn't quite as bold as i look for. subtle notes of roasted malt, some coffee, and a touch of dark chocolate.

flavor also doesn't exactly bowl me over. more of the same with roasted malt, a little coffee, and a bit of dark chocolate; also some hoppy characters to it. not bad by any means, just sort of unexciting. medium bodied mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

overall, an above average russian imperial stout but not much above. while it's relatively tasty and enjoyable and although i would more than welcome another, with all the great takes on this style that are out there it's closer to a middle of the pack RIS than anything exceptional, at least in my mind.

12-27-2011 03:22:44 | More by perrymarcus
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-26-2011 17:38:33 | More by kmwilson76
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Jakers90

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-25-2011 21:04:31 | More by Jakers90
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-25-2011 18:22:49 | More by tedho21
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Pegasus

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-24-2007 review:

Appearance: Opaque obsidian in color, with a large, persistent tan head, comprised of rather coarse bubbles. The lacing leaves intricate broken webs on the glass walls.

Aroma: Strong aroma of coffee, charcoal, and herbal hops. A bit more subtle than I expected.

Taste: Opens with bitter cocoa notes, overlaid by strong citrus and pine tar hops. As the taste progresses, coffee and charcoal notes become rather prominent. Finishes with a lingering bitter coffee and herbal hop notes.

Mouth feel: Smooth, full, and velvety, without a trace of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Absolutely superb, a prototypical example of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

2011-12-25 review:

This is a review of a properly cellared bottle with a best by date of "Dec. 26 11":

Appearance: Utterly black in color, with a small, persistent tan head. The lacing is slight and small-beaded.

Aroma: Mild cocoa, some earth, a little sweet alcohol, dark fruit, sweet alcohol.

Taste: Opens with bitter cocoa notes, earth, as dark bread. As the taste progresses, coffee and charcoal notes become rather prominent. Finishes with a lingering bitter coffee and mild herbal hop notes.

Mouth feel: Smooth, full, and velvety, without a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Absolutely superb, it stood up very well to several years of aging.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

12-25-2011 14:16:44 | More by Pegasus
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,876 ratings.