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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark and clear near-black, with ruby highlights under the light and an impressive cappuccino coloured head that leaves respectable lacing. Definitely a visually appealing beer.

Aroma of smoky peat and aged oak barrels along with a body of roasted dark malts. All of these scents carry on into the flavour, which also showcases coffee and chocolate tones. Although the mouthfeel is thinner than I expected, a well balanced and complex beer with a bitter, peaty finish that lingers for an impressive length of time.

As with other world class RIS's, the 9% ABV is scarily well hidden...

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours pitch black with only a thin layer of dark khaki colored head. The foam doesn't take long to settles, and leaves a small bubbly ring along the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is dark chocolate, raisins, malt, a touch of caramel, and a touch of vanilla. It's sweet, and I already know that I might not like this beer. I prefer my stouts with more of a roast and smoke character.

T: It starts off sweet with malt and mild raisin, but there is a seriously bitterness to this beer that I wasn't expecting. As it moves to the middle I get a good helping of bitter cocoa powder and more malt. The finish remains bitter.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sweet to start, a bit cloying and syrupy, but the the bitterness of the beer is was lingers on the palate. It coats and lingers for a while after the beer is gone.

O: I was not expecting this to be so darn bitter. Especially for a stout. I was expecting sweet stickiness and boozy raisins. Boy was I wrong. It's still not my favorite stout, but it's better than I would have imagined it to be. I still don't think I'll be buying any of this in the near future.

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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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