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Storm King Stout - Victory Brewing Company

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5,157 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,157
Reviews: 2,510
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 152
Gots: 506 | FT: 18
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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

osant37, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of buzzedup
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

A. black in color midnight black . nice light brown head fairly impressive head for a 9.1 ABV..
S, sweet , some hops , malt , coffee , bitter chocolate.
T. close to perfect. no idea why this beer is not rated higher as it is the perfect all American RIS. has everything I look for in a RIS and the best lacing I ever seen in a RIS . Victory gets an A+ on taste and face it , that is the main reson we drink the stuff :)
M. medium and sticky , oily and coats the mouth.
D. I keep this beer as well as old Rasputin in my rotation at all times.
if you see it , buy it drink it review it ...

buzzedup, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

SalMineo, Sep 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jawneyt, Mar 22, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

JohnofUpton, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of Dmann
4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a beer! I don't know why I've waited so long to try this one but I'm glad I took the plunge! This one poured out black as oil with a nice thick dark brown head. The smell was pretty subtle but had a bit of malt and coffee in there. The flavor was too good! Loads of chocolate flavor, slight coffee tinge in the middle and a lightly hoppy yet mostly sweeet aftertaste. If chocolate milk were alchoholic, this is what it would taste like! Wonderfull stuff and it went great drizzeled on top of a bowl of vanilla ice cream! Highly recommended.

Dmann, May 27, 2006
Photo of lightindarkness
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle courtesy of abankovich.

Pours a deep dark black with some ambery brown edges. Tan head doesn't last long but leaves some nice lace.

Nose is filled with roasty goodness, dark roasted grains, toasted bread, bitter chocolate, and earthy root. Some dark fruits hide in the earthy roasted smell.

Taste is very round, with big full maltiness and some very subtle vanilla sweetness. Big dark flavors of toasted wheat bread, coffee, and chocolate fade into a well controlled resiny bitterness that holds on to the grainy taste through the finish.

Nice full mouthfeel with a good dose of carbonation. Slight dryness at the finish is momentary inside the sticky smooth body.

Besides a little heat, the alcohol is very well masked by the nicely balanced flavor of this stout. I like that it had very little sweetness, leaning more towards roasted tastes and some resiny hops.

lightindarkness, Mar 10, 2008
Photo of BlackBearForge
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Storm King pours a deep brownish black, or is it a deep blackish brown? Utterly opaque with only the slightest glimmer of amber brown around the edges when back lit. A huge creamy dark brown head builds and quickly becomes rocky and takes several minutes to fall leaving heavy torn curtains of lacing behind.

The aroma is of deep roasted malts, sweetish dark chocolate with a bright grassy hop scent behind it all.

The flavor has tons of hops but the dark roasted malts are front and center. Bitter dark chocolate reigns here, slightly sweet with fudge and hints of coffee and toffee. There is a bitterness in the mid-taste that lingers into the finish. Warming brings the flavors together nicely and hides the alcohol.

The mouthfeel is full and very chewy, somewhat creamy and medium in carbonation.

Storm King is very drinkable, this bottle is fresh but it is not as raw and hot as some beers of this caliber can be. Still I believe this will be a prime candidate for aging!

BlackBearForge, Mar 19, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

mikerieder, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

splendidsplinter, May 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

BigBarley, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Oboogie, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

MADPolo, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of hanco005
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single for review purposes, 12 oz bottle, enjoy by Mar 03 11, on the label, poured into a pint glass

A—pours solid black onyx, no light at all, with a ¾ inch thick dark cocoa colored head, slowly dies down and spotty lacing is produced as I drink

S—not very fragrant…perhaps it is too young…alcohol, coffee, and chocolate still come through

T---wow! This is one powerful, tasty stout! The taste is of roasted coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate and toasted nuts, the alcohol is hidden very well. What a great flavor!

M—thick and creamy, full bodied, medium carbonation

D—an excellent imperial stout! I will have this again and again, but not one after the other…the high ABV is sneaky in this one. As Mel Brook’s says “it’s good to be the king!”

hanco005, Jun 07, 2006
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

flayedandskinned, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

JG-90, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

xungmound98, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mbeerdino21, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a sixer from BevMo!

Pours an opaque jet black whit an impressively thick foamy dark tan head. Nice little cascading bubbles floating to the surface of this brew leaving a nice rim of tan creamy lacing.

Awesome roasted caramel and chocolate aroma. I can smell the alcohol in this bad boy.

Very good roasty toasty flavor of caramel, chocolate, and toffee with a dry bitter, black coffee finish. This beer is very balanced and delicious. I'm half way through this bottle and I am feeling warm from the ABV.

I'll grab another 6er because this one won't last very long.


SteveO1231, Dec 18, 2005
Photo of titosupertramp
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown. When it's held to light, nothing is getting through. A finger of tan, mocha head that stays around for a while. Leaves a thick film atop of the beer with tons of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Oddly enough the first things that jump out at me are citrus and a fruity quality. Light coffee, sweet chocolate, roasted malt and molasses round it off. Has the musty quality of a dark English ale. Nice smelling RIS..different, but good.

T: Wow. Sweet molasses and chocolate quickly give way to those citrus hops. There's actually quite a lot going on in the after taste for me. Roasted malt, coffee, more chocolate, citrus and that musty taste. Like it.

M: Silky smooth with a little bit of a tingly sensation. Leave a film with a delicious aftertaste.

O: Very drinkable for such a large stout. I like Storm King and will probably reach for this again, but it's not my favorite RIS available to me.

titosupertramp, Apr 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

wo87810, Dec 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Antonius08, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

mlhyatt, Nov 19, 2013
Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.