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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,052 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,052
Reviews: 2,507
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 149
Gots: 473 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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It got good marks in the "You gotta try this" section of Zymurgy and I had to try it.

A - Rich black color. Pours nicely with light khaki colored creamy head with light lacing.

S - Lots of hops at the beginning which is not the most stylistic but I really enjoy it. After warming the malt, roasted, and chocolate tones become more noticeable. Could be some sort of oxidation or alcohol but extremely faint and very much masked by the hops.

T - Lots of delicious flavor having nice robust character with a malty, roasty, chocolaty, and some sweetness but the hops stand tall. Probably the most hops in an imperial stout that I've ever experience. The bitterness from the hops is definitely present but not overpowering.

M - Full mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Not an oil slick but not a light feeling beer and a nice bitterness that makes it a great beer for occasional drinking.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,052 ratings.