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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,305 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,305
Reviews: 2,540
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 168
Gots: 566 | 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 Mesa512
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grodd87
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rjs246
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jackhermanski
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AugustusRex
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBodamer
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 12/11/2017. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, light smoke/char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/pine hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, light smoke/char and floral/roasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, citrus, pine, light smoke/char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/pine hop flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Russian imperial stout style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate citrus/pine hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of HopBomb515
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black color with a thin tan head that fades and leaves minimal spotty lacing. Espresso, roared malt, citrus, and charcoal. It's roasty up front, espresso, char and burnt toffee flavors up front. Citrus hop bite mid palate finishes too bitter with an astringent burnt coffee flavor and strong hop finish. Feel is medium and a bit thin for a stout. Nicely carbonated and a dry finish. Overall it's dedent, it drinks more like a black IPA, but it's far from the best no matter which way you classify it. Probably will finish the 4 pack but won't seek it out again.

Photo of masonstorm
3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Far too bitter for my liking

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

Photo of grahuba
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,305 ratings.