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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,234 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,234
Reviews: 2,520
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 158
Gots: 535 | FT: 18
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An inch head that quickly receded, but left decent lacing. Inky black and completely opaque. Nose - wow! deep roasted malt, sort of like espresso, and smokey; also, some pine and alcohol. Taste - as in the nose, deep roasted espresso all over, some smoke,some piney citrus counterbalance (hops), and an alcohol burn., followed by aftertaste of smokeyness and espresso, and some acridness from the roast (smoke), - this is rich stuff. Mouthfeel - very full and smooth, except for alcohol burn and slight acridness from roast, but still went down pretty good, leaving some slickness coating. Drinkability - this is a good brew, but very rich- I could go for maybe another but no more in one sitting. Also, I dislike the alcohol burn and roast byproduct acridness- but I also realize that this is probably one that improves with time, and all the components will work in harmony after aging as opposed to some of the still raw characteristics doing their own thing as a young brew (just like wine oftentimes- ready to drink when you buy it, but it's much better if you let it sit for while before enjoying.) - really good stuff nonetheless.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: A tad thin on the pour. Black. Maybe the faintest hint of light coming through on the edges, maybe. One and a half finger mocha head, good retention for style and Awesome lacing.

S: Dark cherries milk chocolate, and coffee up front. Roasted caramel. Vanilla. A light smokiness. Very faint pine hop aroma.

T: Dark cherries, vanilla, milk chocolate, a light sweetness. Roasted malts and coffee coming through. Smokey finish with a faint hop bitterness.

M: Full bodied, but thinner than a few. ABV hidden very well. Light creaminess.

O: A most drinkable Russian Imperial. If you don't realize it you could go through 3-4 bottles in an hour or two. Little bit hoppy in the end.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Guiness pint glass
A. Pours a midnight black. Jet black with a two fingered soapy head. An oily ring of lace surrounds what little foam that is left from the chocolate brown head that once was.
S. The smell of bitter bakers chocolate. Earthy with a dry hop aroma. Roasted nuts with woody notes. A hint of licorice. Dried apple leaves. Roasted malts with a touch of burnt sugar. a little alcohol is present as well.
T. A strong bitter bite of hops and burnt malts up front. Sweet bitter chocolate and a touch of espresso. Very alcoholic and earthy at the same time. Dried leaves and dark funky dried fruit. Funky raisins and prunes.
M. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Starts dry and finishes dry. Big body with a slight alcohol burn.
D. Drinkability is average for the storm King. An agressive sipper. A big bold Stout. Not one to try for the weak!

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dark cola, decent head that fades to thin wisps. sparse lacing.

coffee scent with leafy, herbal tones. whiff of leather (?!) and alcohol.

some acidic bite before the dark mocha flavor. hint of aged or spiced rum. some roasted malt peeks through the solid hop profile: some herbal spiciness, good bitter backbone. semi-sour, semi-dry finish.

viscous and somewhat creamy.

not too bad. but i've had better.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,234 ratings.