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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,043 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 5,043
Reviews: 2,507
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 149
Gots: 472 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MykeJ, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

sjones5045, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ShadyRigglesbee, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

pwdiamond, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of dmgeng
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

Overall, this imperial stout is really good. I enjoy the hop backbone that isn't typical of RIS's. It isn't as heavy as some RIS's either but is a very tasty brew. It's not quite a black IPA but it is enough hop to make you wonder if it still fits in the Imperial stout category. Though this isn't my favorite stout it is one that I'll seek out from time to time just so I can appease my inner hop-head and still get a stout impression.

Glass- Snifter

dmgeng, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

ryanflc, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ZenBiscuits, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

HipHopAnonymous, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

milesmayhem, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

neckbeered, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of corywalston
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

A. Easy poor ½ inch thick tan head that is thick and sticky like foam insulation. Little carbonation. Color is black. Looks delicious.
S. Toffee, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, sweet.
T. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, sweet toffee, and like the bottle suggests floral notes. Alcohol is noticeable.
M. Crisp, very light syrup.
O. This beer is like an RIS little brother. The taste has all the flavor of an imperial stout but lacks in thick mouth feel. However, Storm King packs one hell of a buzz for only 9.1%. I definitely recommend for imperial stout lovers.

corywalston, Oct 07, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Don't get me wrong, this is a good beer, it's just not a great stout. It pours an inky black but has more hops flavor than I expected. There's a bit of stout aftertaste but the bitterness come through more. I'll buy this again but if I'm in the mood for a stout, I'll look elsewhere. This is probably a very good imperial stout, I may have just misunderstood the genre.

RangerDanger, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

SanFranJake, Oct 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

km02600, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Intense, roasty, chocolatey. Big hop aroma. Slightly warming as it goes down. Would really like to taste one of these after it sits for a year or two. A real winner.

xboxhueg, Oct 05, 2014
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,043 ratings.