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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,911 |  Reviews: 2,641
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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Photo of Nugganooch
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to my Barrelhouse Brewing snifter glass
From notes – 11/15/15

A highly hopped RIS that barely clinches a balance to the burnt and roasted malt character.

Fairly viscous on the pour revealing a dark black-bean colored body with just a smidge of dark brown to the edges. Pulls out any light none the less. Thin blanket of creamy beige whip cream over top that subsides out to ring the glass. Presents a few small dots and streaks of lace. Bittersweet chocolate and equal parts coffee roast on the nose with some dark bread, berry fruit, and nutty caramels. There is a distinct fruity pine and herbal spice hop note along with some modest alcohol presence. One of the hoppiest stouts encountered yet and I rather enjoy it. Has a nice fruity element that compliments the coffee berries and cocoa powder. Further balanced with some toasted grain and brown sugar sweetness. The body is thinner than expected and this has a moderate amount of roast bitterness that creeps in by the finish lifting and drying into a lasting aftertaste of coffee, spice hops, and dark roasted grans. Alcohol is lightly rapping on the door. This one really tests the limits of balance with its near acrid qualities yet highly drinkable experience.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Bought this 12 ounce bottle from Allentown Pennsylvania with an enjoy by date of November 14, 2019.....I think I picked it up 3 years ago. Very solid imperial stout. I didn't let the beer warm much from refrigerator temperature to fully test its flavor spectrum.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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