Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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
Ratings:
5,910
Reviews:
2,640
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.71%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
922
For Trade:
13
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Photo of car2052
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to snifter.

A: Pours murky brown with a 1/2 in head. Pretty black.
S: Dark caramel, brown sugar, coffee, and a little pine from the hops.
T: Sweet upfront with a piney hop bite. Coffee and roasted malts carry through the finish.
M: Medium.
O: Never had an imperial stout this hoppy. I think I like it.

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Photo of ADG2995
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akolb
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OB1Kubota
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sjrider
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrJuengling
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
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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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citizencane
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
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 -10.5%
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 -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cjmunyan
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of doowhat
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GStone899
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colbster92
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,910 ratings.
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