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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,803 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,803
Reviews: 2,492
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 139
Gots: 399 | 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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bkny27

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2011 21:37:18 | More by bkny27
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer and left minimal lacing on the side of the glass. The beer is also a nice pitch black with no clarity or signs of carbonation.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, and earthy. Might notice the hops when i have a sip.

Taste: Same as above. Some smokiness going on too, which is very interesting to me. Bittereness from the hops and a litle biscuity too. Alcohol is not even noticeable. Very scary.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, dry, and a little chewy.

Overall: Not a shabby RIS. A good beer by my boys at Victory, but would like a see a little more sweetness, hop presence, and less smokiness.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 19:14:26 | More by Flounder57
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Shango42

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2011 03:31:57 | More by Shango42
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-10-2011 03:23:08 | More by rab53
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, marked "Enjoy by April 25, 2016", poured into a snifter.

A: Very dark brown with no light getting through, not even around the edges. Two finger head, creamy brown colored with moderate lacing.

S: Malt sweetness, coffee and raisin.

T: First a bit of roasted malt sweetness that I would expect, followed by some decent hops and some smokiness. There's a lot of a coffee bitterness in the mix. Tiny bits of dark fruit sweetness in the beginning, but it's more subtle.

M: Some alcohol burn from this at 9.1%. It could be a bit bigger however.

This beer tastes like a RIS with a bit of a DIPA mixed in. It has many characteristic flavors of the RIS, but a hop profile reminiscent of a DIPA. At times, the hops and malt seem to be fighting each other, but as it warms up, they work together a little better.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 01:31:27 | More by maxk
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JCFinn

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 21:41:12 | More by JCFinn
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eddiechilton

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 15:54:37 | More by eddiechilton
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Gurrett

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 15:16:36 | More by Gurrett
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Maltus

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-09-2011 13:13:28 | More by Maltus
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-09-2011 06:14:19 | More by BMart
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 23:52:44 | More by dwaz
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 21:07:29 | More by quine
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 19:50:50 | More by stevecooks
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patmcd

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 19:15:08 | More by patmcd
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-08-2011 16:25:36 | More by tubbnik
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ucis

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-08-2011 14:20:23 | More by ucis
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kornkid8600

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-08-2011 07:27:19 | More by kornkid8600
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into an ordinary, nondescript pint glass whose origins are shrouded in mystery.

A: Deep, deep, dark brown, Poured with an inch of chocolate-brown head. Big loops of lacing hung around the sides of the glass throughout.

s: Piney hops. Pretty much just piney hops. It's a nice scent.

T: Piney hops, into a crisp, light chocolate/corn syrup flavor. Charcoal/carbon aftertaste. The bitterness really lingers a long time after each sip, and becomes unpleasant about halfway through the 12 oz serving.

M: Dry and crisp but smooth as butter.

O: I guess this just isn't what I think of when I think of a stout. I like my dark beers sweet and unhoppy. Will gladly stick with others that better suit my tastes. Damn; really liked the name and bottle art, too.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 03:57:31 | More by DirtyPenny
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-07-2011 16:28:19 | More by ROGUE16
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meich75

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-07-2011 12:22:29 | More by meich75
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Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Irony roasty nose in the bottle and gives a constant half inch medium mocha magnolia head once coaxed into the glass. In the mouth there is a very slight fizz and a carbonic quality at the end though this tends to be dominated by a pleasant dry earthy taste which really coats the mouth but is rather limited in development and complexity. The alcohol is well hidden as well.
Decent. Competent. But no thrills.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 06:45:23 | More by Zimbo
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chebode2

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-07-2011 06:23:46 | More by chebode2
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BirdArvid

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-07-2011 05:56:44 | More by BirdArvid
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StoutFest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-07-2011 05:18:36 | More by StoutFest
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dcs1548

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-06-2011 23:27:28 | More by dcs1548
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,803 ratings.