Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Storm King StoutStorm King Stout
BA SCORE
83.1%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 5,925 ratings
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:
#2,602
Reviews:
2,646
Ratings:
5,925
Liked:
4,926
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
11.85%
Alströms:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
927
Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,925 |  Reviews: 2,646
Photo of petrusek23
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a very dark black with no light showing through the beer. A nice finger and a half of a light brown head that leaves nice lacing down the glass.

The smell is wonderful! Smells of perfectly roasted malts with some chocolate and and dark fruits. The roast is so close to perfect on the nose!

The taste is roasted malts and lots of hop bitterness with some rich coffee coming out. The hops are very prominent on the taste.

Mouth is medium with a wet finish that seems to leave a lingering hop bitterness on the palate.

This beer is not overly bad but does seem to have a clash of hop bitter that I did not care for. The perfectly roasted malt and coffee bitter were indactive to the style and greatly appreciated. The hops should have been left to a double or imperial IPA.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citizencane
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks okay. Poured from bottle into class, dark brown with minimal head and minimal lacing, but a ring of foam that lingers. Smells good, though more like maybe a red ale or a bock with some toasted bread and moderate hops coming through. Also chocolate and coffee notes, as expected. Taste is similar, with hop bite and slight toastiness definitely coming through on the end. Feels slightly creamy with alcohol burn in the throat going down, though no offputting burn on the tongue. Unusual, and not entirely sure what the brewers were going for here. Not bad though.

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Photo of MackT
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Knew this would be something different, the label said, "enjoy by 17 Oct 2021." Pours near black. Aroma of coffee / chocolate. Definitely a slow sipper. Heavy body, slightly boozy, which I like. Personally I would think that 1 at a sitting would be fine. Would buy again.

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Photo of MJSFS
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cjmunyan
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BdM
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GStone899
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colbster92
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of princessbay710
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark black, white foam, dense lacing, Smells like a cookie I would kill for, though faint. This one is a bit tough for me to enjoy, the alcohol is quite present, I feel like I'm enduring a heavy whiskey mixed drink or something. I'm not so sure about the feel either, this one's a bit flat, which may be contributing to the difficulty drinking. Sorry Victory, this one didn't win me over.
*UPDATE* Storm king is very enjoyable, more so at room temperature with a bit of aeration. I catch hints of dark black cherry and roasted wood. And the carbonation is much better on this one.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another "holy shit" brew from Victory. These guys have a lineup that is among the best in the USA, I swear. Pitch dark black beer with a coffee, roasted malt, chocolate smell. Delivers as expected on the taste, giving you a decent bit of carbonation to make sure all that booze (9.1%) and intense flavor (detectable hops) goes down smooth. One of my favorite stouts to date. Killer buzz, killer beer, amazing brewery. Thank the stars they ship out to Texass. Warms my bones in an awesome, thought provoking way. What else can I say?!

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't had many Victory brews, but this one might be my favorite...

I've seen plenty of stouts pour out a black liquid, but that was until today. This quite possibly might have be the blackest of them all, truly black, as in it poured black and it stayed black even when held up to the light - impressive in my book. The smell was a sweet booziness that honestly made my mouth water. Though it was more carbonated that I would have liked, it was certainly smooth and the carbonation wasn't as strong as it got warm. This could have been an opulent brew, if it were not for the hops they used that gave it a slightly metallic tang (and an even stronger one as an aftertaste.) Nonetheless, overlooking this one flaw, it really is a darn good beer. Too bad I only had one of these to partake.

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Photo of BEER88
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roman72
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timc32
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours almost black with a half inch tan head that left a little lacing. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, slightly burnt malts and a distinct hop presence. Taste follows the nose with additional notes of spices and brown sugar. Light bodied for the style, lightly carbonated, smooth and creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of Dmecca
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 83.1% out of 100 with 5,925 ratings
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