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:
5,905
Reviews:
2,639
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
919
For Trade:
13
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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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5/5  rDev +22%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Review from December 2012

A: Pitch black in color. Looks fairly viscous. Dark brown head that starts to fade quickly.

S: Some sort of hop aroma, big raisin notes, dark malt, some roast, and some definite licorice in there.

T: Dark maltiness, raisin, anise, some roast, piney and earthy hops, pine on the finish.

M: Full body, smooth, slightly fluffy from carbonation.

O: Heavy on the licorice and dark fruit flavors. The big hops presence helped balance this one out, but I needed roast and other flavors to step up and really round this beer out. Other elements were good, but not spectacular. I might have this one again.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bar none this should be the stout that all other stouts strive to be. This beer changed my life...

I was your typical Miller Lite 12 pack a sitting guy until I had this. If you are in an all day drinkfest this IS NOT your beer or you will be stone cold pie whacked.

Warning, it is hard to go back to the typical selections after having this.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,905 ratings.
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