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:
5,911
Reviews:
2,641
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.71%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
922
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 5,911 |  Reviews: 2,641
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

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

Photo of princessbay710
3.04/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
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 -2.7%
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 -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roman72
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timc32
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breardon1776
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBonez477
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeYarchak
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smells of chocolate, coffee, and malt.
Tastes of the same
Light on the tongue, mildly carbonated
A nice stout, very drinkable.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulytasker
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metalspice
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgillespie
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black/brown with a thick, frothy, tan head. Like a chocolate milkshake.

Smell: Strong smells of chocolate, espresso, and malt.

Taste: Just like the smell, a lot of dark chocolate and burnt malt.

Mouthfeel: A little thin for a stout and mild carbonation.

Overall: A great stout and very drinkable.

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Photo of DeaconWhite82
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Living in Pennsylvania this beer is easy to find. Imperial Stouts are my favorite style of beer. If you want a quality Imperial Stout to give you that "quality" buzz but don't have the funds for the best. This beer is for you. Affordable and great taste.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,911 ratings.
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