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:
5,914
Reviews:
2,643
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.71%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
924
For Trade:
13
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark dark brown,heavy tan head

S: bitter hops, roasted notes like chocolate and coffee. Interesting hoppy smell.

T: hoppy flavor brings out the roasted notes and bitterness. Very nice.

M: medium body for a stout and fairly heavy carbonation for an imperial stout.

O: solid beer, interesting change up. This is the anti-milk stout. Cost me $15 for a 6-pack, though.

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

From notes on 12/29/2011

4/5 Pous out dark as night with a two-finger, dark beige head with decent retention.

4/5 Smell is dark malts, some dark fruits, and some faint hops that really mellow the sweetness out.

4/5 Taste is nice dark malts, dark fruits, and a little more hops than in the nose. Taste is well balanced. I really like this beer.

4/5 Mouthfeel is medium+ and great for the style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-15 in Columbia, PA

A - Midnight black with a big 2.5-finger, pillowy mocha head with very good lacing.

S - Sourdough bread, vegetal, cheese, some hop cones. Not real strong and kind of weird.

T - Definitely not the expected RIS taste. This is pretty well-hopped, which sits atop a spicy well-toasted grain base that has some chocolate malt sweetness. The lingering aftertaste gets its bitterness both from the roast and the hops. Not very boozy. Tastes better than it smells.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Both smooth and prickly.

O - Reminds me of a creamy black DIPA as much as a RIS. I enjoyed the taste and mouthfeel.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,914 ratings.
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