Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Storm King StoutStorm King Stout

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and hints of toffee. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, but a little creamy. Beer is slightly overcarbonated, but for its heavy body goes down remarkably smooth with not much boozy aftertaste. Overall, a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Victory Storm King Imperial Stout has a medium, creamy, heavy-bodied, beige head and a very dark brown appearance. The aroma is astringent, harsh, dark-roasted, chocolate, and coffee- wonderful! Taste is of the same, with black cherries, a ghost of licorice, and black bread crust- awesome! Mouthfeel is heavy and thick, and Storm King finishes powdery, sweet, and dense. Overall, this is an epic beer. Just so wonderful! I beg you to get it.


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4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I think this is an amazing beer. I can't give any technical explanation but it is heavy and I had it in Philly with a good friend I hadn't seen in a while after a Temple game. As I looked out the tavern window the Amtrak building looked surprisingly like the image on the front, lol. But seriously, proud that this beer is from PA, love the Victory beers. Also my friend gave me a case for my 50th birthday and it served me well for about 4 months. Among my top 5, I love Rogue Shakespeare Stout too.

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

A: Black with light khaki head. Retention is good and decent lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and dark cherry/grape.

T: Roasted cacao and black coffee upfront. Transitions into a slightly sweet chocolate/vanilla. Ends with a decently bitter roasted cacao.

M: Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly wet.

O: Very solid RIS. Good balance between roasted and sweet flavors.

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in my favorite snifter glass.

Appearance: Pitch black like the darkest brown you will see, somewhat thin on the pour with a nice natural tan head rising to about 1/2" off the body.

Smell: Light molasses and rich coffee, smells yum.

Taste: Bitter coffee, almost espresso like but taken to another level. Malty to the point that it feels like a meal and hops...almost like an american black ale meets your imperial.

Mouth: This is where I find where this beer excels at...a little dry but who cares the coffee fusion compliments its medium to heavy carbonation.

Overall: Very good brew, to not buy it is pretty much a sin. Complexity and strength what more could you ask for? Bought this because of the very good experiences I have had with Victory Brewing and honestly just added another one....Salud!

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 5,967 ratings
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