Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,910 Ratings
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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ticking the "Beers of Fame" and got to this brew that I used to drink a lot, but haven't had the pleasure in quite some time.

Served in a Port City snifter.

A: Poured an inky black color, with absolutely no light passing through whatsoever. The head was mocha-colored, webby, sticky, splotchy, and quite robust.

S: In the center of this malty, dark beverage, there is a rather aggressive fruit component. Seriously, I got some pineapple and grapefruit wrapped up inside a malted milk ball.

T: Very bitter and cocoa-like, with the citrus playing second fiddle. Here recently, I had a brew on-tap at FFFs call "Blot Out the Sun" there and this one reminds me of that one, only not quite so assertive (or good). I definitely got Victory's signature "yeasty" taste profile in there.

M: Not extremely thick, but still heavy enough, therefore the drinkability on this was through the roof once one take the ABV into consideration. Ridiculous lacing and pretty high on the carbonation ladder considering the style and octane.

O: Definitely a different take on the IS, and if I were to just try this blindly, I'd have called it an Imperial Black IPA. Nevertheless, I like this one, it makes me happy, and brings back fond memories from my early days on the craft beer scene.

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Hoppiest Imperial Stout I've ever had. I prefer others

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,910 ratings.
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