Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Storm King StoutStorm King Stout
BA SCORE
4.05/5
5,931 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:
#2,620
Reviews:
2,649
Ratings:
5,931
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
223
Gots:
930
Trade:
13
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,931 |  Reviews: 2,649
Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with rich tan head and very sticky lacing. Very prominent malt nose with hints of coffee, chocolate, black liquorish. The taste is very robust, loads of sweet malt with a light bitter chocolate, some coffee and oak flavors and very mild hops. Some alcohol bite but not too bad, as it warms it softens with more pronounced flavors. Medium to heavy feel.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of carl009
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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Photo of _nickg_
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not a horrible stout but as of late I have stumbled across some darn good ones and this one pales in comparison. I'm not impressed enough to try it again. One redeeming quality, it wasn't sweet like many out there, I know many that like that but I prefer more robust and dry than syrupy.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a jet black colored body that leaves a one finger mocha colored head that lasts, oh for about most of the brew, just slides gently down as the beer is sipped. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Some nice spotty yet spider web lacing speckles the sides of the glass. The smell has a spectacular blend of nice roasty malty with a slightly hidden sweetness that has a slight sugary brown molasses with some nice hops. The taste is slightly bittersweet maltiness with the previously mentioned aromas in the flavoring adding some great roasty coffee coming out. On the palate, this is one exceptionally smooth RIS. Overall, big wow from me, I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of car2052
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of akolb
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OB1Kubota
3.27/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sjrider
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 5,931 ratings
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