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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,313 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,313
Reviews: 2,542
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 170
Gots: 570 | FT: 17
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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Photo of Jofroi
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wapcap
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldvines
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.94/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A top pick if you are looking for something to drink in the winter!

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

There was no date on the bottle, so I’m not exactly sure how old this is, but I’m pretty sure I’ve aged it at LEAST a few years, which may be why I like this more than others.

Appearance – A super dark black amber with a moderate head and moderate lacing. The head diminishes to a thin layer fairly quickly.

Smell – Wow, a very robust, super malty scent. I’m not smelling the hops that others noticed, likely because of the aging. Semi-sweet chocolate as well.

Taste – A wonderful malty flavor. Again, not much hop flavor, but that’s a big plus in my opinion for a stout.

Mouthfeel – Thick, creamy, nicely carbonated and smooth. No bad aftertaste. I think it could use a little more alcohol, maybe 12-14%, but it’s really nice.

Drinkability – This one surprised me based on the current BA score. Perhaps aging did it wonders.

Photo of Krister_daven
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nietzsches_Horse
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goodspeed83
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerando
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If this was in a blind taste test, I'd think I was drinking an IPA. Very hoppy, yet dark. Hoppy and malty indeed.

Photo of dodge408
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I was totally shocked from the flavors going on here. A nice dark roast grabs your taste budds and all of a sudden a mild level of hops come into play. The flavors all blended well and made it quite enjoyable.

Photo of Schimms
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours dark. If I cleaned the glass, thick tan head.

S: Picking up what the bottle claims: espresso.

T: Espresso with hint of licorice?

F: Nice with light carbonation.

Photo of NoProblem
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mobrado
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I wanted to like this more than I did. As others are saying, intense roast, very hoppy, aggressive carbonation. The nose was very unappealing with a strange barnyard top note.

Photo of Axlrose
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding IS! Great value for the price too!

Photo of mn_nuge
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This stout has more of the heavy roast and acrid elements than I prefer in the style. There was heavy carbonation with this bottle perhaps accentuating the roast, burnt notes.

Photo of Texan78660
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites. Tons of subtle fruit, coffee, nut favors. I even get a hint of banana, but I like it. Finished with an interesting hop flavor. For me it has a complex and diverse taste.

Photo of amvrana
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MilkMan126
3.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robotiks
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trizzone52
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Full and hoppy. Hops come out above the roasty flavors.

Photo of Cycle69
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Young_John
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reminded me more of a black IPA than an imperial stout. Being that RIS is my favorite profile, I didn't favor this hoppy deviation. If someone poured me one and told me I was about to drink a black IPA, I might regard it as a very favorable IPA.

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,313 ratings.