Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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4.05/5
Exceptional
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Storm King StoutStorm King Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#2,911
Reviews:
2,659
Ratings:
5,982
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
227
Gots:
945
Trade:
12
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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

Photo of hardy008
1.29/5  rDev -68.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - pours a black color, some shades of ruby when held to the light. Has a tan foamy 2 finger head.

Smell - Hops with burnt coffee and burnt malt.. Not what I was expecting at all.

Taste -
grapefruit peelings, white pith, burnt coffee, and burnt malt. Tastes more like a Black IPA, and not a very good one either. Where are the flavors associated with a RIS? There is no chocolate flavor at all, or dark fruit. No sweetness. Just harsh bitterness.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation, light bodied, and dry. Too thin for a RIS.

Drinkability - Not worth seeking out, disappointing for a RIS.

Not sure how this can be an RIS. It doesn't taste like one at all. It also does not get any better as it warms. This one doesn't do anything for me. Drain pour.

Tried this again on 5/7/2010. Adjusted the score downward.

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

Photo of CAbeerCAbeerCA
1.5/5  rDev -63%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I have been waiting a long time to try this beer but never got around to picking up a bottle until recently. I regret the decision to finally pick this up the other night, but I am very thankful I only picked up one, rather than the whole six pack.

The beer looked good enough: dark, nice head

The beer smelled only slightly better than it tasted. Smelled like charcoal, alcohol, and maybe a hint of berries (which is the reason for the extra .5 over taste).

The beer tasted terribly - I choked this thing down. Alcohol and charcoal awfulness.

The beer had mouthfeel that was disappointing- much, much too thin for a stout of this alcohol content. I might be scoring it higher here, since he taste and aroma were so bad and the mouthfeel, by comparison, was much better.

This beer was just not good. I wil never try it again, and I recommend that you do not either.

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

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1.5/5  rDev -63%

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1.65/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a deep brown with a giant head which is receding slowly but surely. The head is a light tan color, sticky in some places and quick to recede in others.

Smells super hoppy and oily. Barely getting any malt character at all on the nose. Getting dark malt scents now that i've let it breathe for a bit. Head is really really sticky in some spots. Not a bad looking brew.

Slight malty sweetness up front with touch a caramel but besides the mouthfeel, the rest of this beer tastes like a double ipa. Lots of oily and citric hops present on the back of the tongue along with a good amount of bitterness.

The hops actually lend to a good deal of the beers flavor, i'm getting grapefruit and even pineapple notes. Alot of flavors are present, but i dont think they all blend well at all.

Am I wrong for not wanting a hop bomb out of a stout?

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1.75/5  rDev -56.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.8%

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1.83/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

IN a snifter at Flying Saucer Austin.
I CAN ONLY ASSUME that this was a bad keg. I know it wasn't me because i had everyone at the table sample my glass.

Appearance -The pour was ok. Nice head. Dark chocolate appearance.
Smell - Like a wet Juggalo that's been festering in the back seat of a taxi without air-conditioning for a few hours.
Taste - Imagine the same Juggalo in the middle of a field of burning tires, you open your mouth to breath and swallow the Juggalo-tire smoke. Stayed with me for way longer than it should have.
Feel - Like greasy black death slid down the backside of a Juggalo and attached itself to the roof of your mouth.

I will try it again just to make sure this was a one off.

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1.86/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Short and dirty..did not like this. I love Impy stouts and this one disappointed. There was too much hops on the front and bitterness with no point. The malt was in its own right one dimensional. Coffee came through a little bit but was overwhelmingly beat back by bitterness and alcohol. Not pleasant and very hard to drink. Of all the Stouts I have had this was my least favorite. I tried to give it a chance, but after choking down four of these in an attempt to better appreciate it, I gave the final 2 away to a friend of mine who is a macro drinker because he will drink anything to catch a buzz. Not only will I not seek out again, I will advise against trying it.

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1.88/5  rDev -53.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

Very bitter, we were highly disappointed due to all the incredibly high ratings. Bought 12 and handed them out. No one in the office liked them. Don't believe the positive hype on this. This is a beer for IPA and other bitter beer drinkers. If you don't like hoppy/bitter beers, avoid this.

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 5,982 ratings