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

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with two fingers of brown head. spotty lace. beer drops to a thin cap

Smell: roasty and bitter. Chocolate and a hop heavy stout(mostly pine and citrus hops).

Taste: roasty malts, black licorice, and milk chocolates. Pine and citrusy hops hit pretty hard in the middle of the beer pretty much knocking out the malt profile with large amounts of hoppy bitterness. Finishing with a moderate hop bitterness that all about resinous pine cone and grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. This beer feels just a little thin for the abv, but its not too far from where it needs to be. Carbonation feel just right for this beer. The beer feels a little creamy and silky. Smooth beer with no booze noted. The hops dry the beer out just a little bit.

Overall: This is a nice beer by Victory. I think this beer would be really nice after about 2 years of cellar time to allow those aggressive hops to settle down. I think this beers' hop profile just wipes out the malts of the beer and this beer has a complex malt flavor profile that deserves more attention. I would say that this beer would taste best after the hops are faded with aging and it would allow the malts show themselves off more. I think this beer has a niche as a beer that has great "cellarability" and its an easy shelf beer to aquire. I will probably cellar a few bottles to see what happens.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle to a snifter glass best y 2016 believe its a 2011 or 2012 vintage (not really sure) in any event

A- pours midnight black, with a 3 finger fluffy and pillowy beige head

S- grassy hops, musty milk chocolate, hints of vanilla and anise, some coffee

T- citrus hops, grapefruit, sweet black licorice, sweet chocolates, sugary fruits, touches of alcohol found throughout finishes super bitter and extremely dry

M- Medium to full in body, slighty "watery" for an Imp stout, very smooth, sugary, sweet, and bitter.

O- I'm sure this beer is at least a year old and the hops are still very present, this drinks like a big boy black ipa, i like this beer more with every sip.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a pitch dark black, with a 2 inch head, mocha-colored, and a lot of lacing down the glass.

Smells like highly roasted malt, chocolate, with some hoppiness definitely evident, of the pine and citrus variety.

The taste is similar. This beer is so rich and thick. There is a lot of hop flavor/bitterness, some pine and citrus zest flavors, but these don't overwhelm as much as I thought they would, as there is so much melted chocolate and dark roasted malt flavors to play off the bitterness.

Thick bodied, fairly viscous, very creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Despite all of the intense flavors, this one is very drinkable. Low carbonation.

One of Victory's best beers, always a favorite of mine.

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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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