Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Emerging from the deepest shades of darkness, a rolling crescendo of flavors burst forth from this robust stout. The thundering, hoppy appeal of Storm King subsides into the mellow subtleties of roasted malt, exhibiting an espresso-like depth of character in its finish. An exquisite blend of imported malts and whole flower American hops merge harmoniously in this complex ale. Discover the dark intrigue of Storm King, as it reveals the rich, substantial flavors that it holds within.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,604
Reviews:
2,666
Ratings:
6,000
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
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Photo of gentlystewed
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

At first glance the body appears to be dark black, but take a closer look, hold it up to the light, and it's actually the darkest brown you'll ever encounter. The head is meager, but stays along to the end.
The nose is incredible with dark chocolate, dank root cellar, licorice, and coffee beans.
The taste is all of the above, plus a surprising hop bite that comes across as a bitter espresso on the tail-end.
The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a imperial stout.
Overall a great brew.

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Photo of Nass
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I put off this beer for a while because I heard it was too hoppy. I decided to be a little brave & give it a go to see how hoppy it is. This is actually not terrible hoppy at all for an imperial stout. The flavors are a little mild. I am getting some roasted malts and a little dark chocolate presence on the backend. Maybe they have improved on this beer over the years because I actually like it. Cheers! B

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeschaefer
2.15/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jnjsdad
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsippel
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ronniejames82
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NathanBeets
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Marsh mellow on the nose.

Smoke on the flavor.

If this brew had any type of mouth feel to it other than thin it would be great! I'd say that it is worth trying but nothing to write home to ma' about.

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Photo of GratefulFC
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark, dark, brown. Smell is chocolate and vanilla. I taste mostly dark chocolate, vanilla, macadamia nuts. I don't get a lot of expresso. Alcohol seeks up from behind. Bitterness is well hidden.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arrowsmith_
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black, small head

This imperial stout is really old school and very different from what you got right now.

Roasty and quite bitter (chicory bitterness), it shows a bit of acidity.

Not that thick mouthfeel

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Photo of Jbk81
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skiking70
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elohim
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straightforward, traditional style stout - lots of roasted malt, a little coffee and chocolate, maybe just a little too much hop bitterness on the back end

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Photo of Jps715
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTuomi
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 6,000 ratings