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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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4,909 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,909
Reviews: 2,497
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 143
Gots: 433 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-09-2012 06:19:01 | More by gearzstang
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-09-2012 00:43:57 | More by Stouttyme
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-08-2012 21:16:18 | More by roastTHEmost
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-08-2012 06:01:53 | More by GardenWaters
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2.7/5  rDev -33.7%

Got a fresh sixer. Smell is all hop and cocoa. Nice tan 1 finger head. Black as night...no light penetration. Taste is way too hoppy and dry IMO. This beer could definitely benefit from more cocoa and coffee. Light mouthfeel and overly carbonated. Imperial stouts are my favorite style, and there are too many better options out there to consider purchasing again. If hop forward stouts are your thing, look no further. Tasted side by side with Blackout Stout. Not even close.

01-08-2012 04:30:06 | More by beercar
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United Kingdom (England)

4.03/5  rDev -1%

It's my 300th review - time to break out something special!

A 12oz bottle with a BB of Sept 2015 (I think). Acquired from my local beer specialist a while back, and stored in my fridge.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A jet black hue - no light penetrates this stout. Produces a massive head of brown foam that lasts for quite a while before subsiding. Aroma of dark, roasted malt with notes of coffee, cocoa, molasses, dried fruit and stewed hops. A hint of pine and a whiff of booze in the background.

An intense flavour sensation. Tastes of roasted malt with powerful notes of coffee. Subtler hints of cocoa, brown sugar, dried fruit, stewed hops and a warming hit of alcohol. Faint notes of piny aromatic hops. A very bitter finish. Mouthfeel is pleasingly smooth and tingly, with good body. Quite astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt and coffee.

Very nice - a flavour sensation. The aroma seems less forward than might be expected, but the taste makes up for it. The body is also good, though I can't help feeling that it could have been thicker. The only problem with this beer is my impression that it's good but not great - there's a missing dimension to it. Lots of flavour but a lack of depth. Nonetheless, a quality brew that is well worth sampling.

01-08-2012 02:09:23 | More by jazzyjeff13
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-07-2012 18:25:15 | More by towlea25
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

01-07-2012 17:48:15 | More by kevgod
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-07-2012 16:19:22 | More by rpjordan
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3.33/5  rDev -18.2%

12oz bottle from Beermongers. Poured into snifter.

A- pours black with a one-finger light tan head. Head dissipates in a minute or so. Appears viscous and somewhat oily. Nice lacing.

S- Not much going on. Some earthy hops, subtle coffee, burnt malts and maybe some chocolate. Not really impressed.

T- Roasted malts and a smooth chocolate hit the palate. The piney and herbal hops hit in the middle to take away from the maltiness. Warmth from the alcohol wallows underneath.

M- Medium-thick body with low carbonation. Slick, oily mouthfeel. Some alcohol can be felt.

O- Disappointing. The balance is off or something. The aroma was weak and the taste was average. With many other options on the market, I probably won't reach for another Storm King any time soon.

01-07-2012 06:24:04 | More by Mahlik
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-07-2012 04:27:05 | More by Stoffel
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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark black color with a thick, brown, frothy, 4-finger head that slowly dissipates into a persistent lace leaving a great trail down the glass.

S: Strong malty chocolate, coffee, hoppy aroma.

T: Dark rich ale with a generous sweetness and a great roasted malt bitterness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice hoppy background.

M: Very strong and boozy. Heavy body and medium carbonation.

O: Awesome imperial stout. A nice sipping beer @ 9.10 % alcohol by volume.

01-07-2012 01:30:36 | More by ckollias
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-06-2012 22:18:54 | More by Dope
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2012 17:20:49 | More by ale207
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

I was reunited with this beer on NYE straight outta the bottle. Impressive hop aroma blasting right out of the bottle. Hop flavor was just as nice. A big beer that's very smooth, drinkable, and dangerous. With an expiration date of 2016, it's something you can confidently buy without old beer worries. Although the hops will fade, I can only imagine the smoothness in 4yrs. Make sure to enjoy a few nice and fresh to experience those hops. Cheers!

01-06-2012 17:19:38 | More by NewBedfordBrewer
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4.97/5  rDev +22.1%

Reviewed from notes some time in December 11

Poured jet black into a snifter.

The smell of this one is hops, chocolate, big malts and a small coffeee.

Taste, Wow what a big awesome flavor you get big malts, chocolate, minor coffee and a really nice hop kick. Creamy mouthfeel with a slight bitter bite towards the end.

This is my favorite stout I love the big hops and the big flavor and I really love the small price tag!

01-06-2012 13:20:10 | More by nickapalooza86
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2012 03:39:25 | More by Codytucker13
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2012 03:29:47 | More by JulianBaughman
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-05-2012 22:03:50 | More by TheLargeMoose
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-04-2012 18:00:03 | More by AWS2111
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-04-2012 02:05:31 | More by jsnoek
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-04-2012 00:34:09 | More by Acoke
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-03-2012 06:27:28 | More by shockrocker65
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-03-2012 06:18:39 | More by EricCioe
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
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