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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,783 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,783
Reviews: 2,489
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 137
Gots: 391 | 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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Ratings: 4,783 | Reviews: 2,489 | Display Reviews Only:
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

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

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -27%
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 -2%

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

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
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 +4.2%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.5%

12-06-2011 23:27:28 | More by dcs1548
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almundane

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-06-2011 23:02:40 | More by almundane
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

12-06-2011 17:31:00 | More by jriggins6
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brewpig

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

have had a few six packs of this over the last month and was at victory on sat nite so had on tap.

believe it or not i like to geta few of these and a few hop wallops and mix n match...really intersting contrast between the two beers, in a good way...very good.

reviews are pretty spot on w/the dark fruit and licorice and also burnt bitterness and carbonation (like the carbo)

very full mouthfeel...this stout is ALIVE !

overall this is a tasty stout w/a hoppy kick and great flavors/bitterness...will always come back.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 16:59:36 | More by brewpig
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-06-2011 01:47:47 | More by Mtnbeerman
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby black with a big tan head that fades quickly.

Smells of bread, biscuit, some mint and roasted malt also come through along with earthy and caramel sweet character.

Taste is up front herbal hop with some sweet caramel that fades into a small roasted character and ends on a burnt bitter note with hints of mint and licorice.

Medium to full body with medium carbonation. The alcohol blends well.

This is a slightly roasty stout with some caramel/bread complexity that mixes with earthy hops. It is satisfying and easy to down.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 23:26:35 | More by TenHornsProud
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-05-2011 22:09:26 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-05-2011 19:17:43 | More by Kaydogg
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-05-2011 18:46:26 | More by kjkinsey
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

12-05-2011 04:11:39 | More by ThirdEyePA
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't believe I've never reviewed this beer, so I figured it was time. Best before June 6th, 2016. Served in a Surly Darkness glass.

A - Pours with a finger of dark than foam that slowly settles to a thick, creamy, cap, leaving behind glass-coating lacework. Body is black, with maybe the faintest dark brown shade to it.

S - There's a lot of hops here - plenty of earthy pine and grapefruit character. Underneath, there's some semisweet chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, licorice, and a touch of char.

T - Taste is a mixture of tobacco, baker's chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, and a hefty dose of herbal hop bitterness in the finish mingling with some espresso and char. The transition from sweet mid-palate to bruising bitterness is somewhat abrupt.

M - Carbonation is too high - please turn it down. Body is medium, and somewhat light for an RIS, although it's not unreasonable for a 9.1% brew. Otherwise the texture is smooth and the finish is sticky, with some obvious resinous hops lingering as well. Light warming alcohol presence.

D - I imagine this was really unique and provocative six years ago. Unfortunately there are many Imperial Stouts that do the same trick better these days. Easy to drink, and certainly one of the 'classics', but Victory seems a bit like a dinosaur these days.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 03:41:18 | More by MasterSki
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
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