Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,911 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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chilled, wide-mouthed, stemmed glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Yet another stout that nails the "looks" requirements. Jet black brew and a khaki-colored, half-inch head. Head quickly dissipated and...strangely, the residue was much lighter in color than the head!

-Smell 4.0: Nice. I smell hops and big, big barley flavors in this beer. I also notice hints of toasted barley and a slight burnt sugar bouquet. Promising.

-Taste 4.5: Oh, yeah. Toasted grains and alkaline hops up front, followed by a middle that is all barley and chocolate. Finish is long and filled with hops, caramel, malt, coffee and more chocolate and toasted grains. This Imperial Stout is a little on the dry side, which I find very refreshing and delicious.

-Mouthfeel 3.5: Great mouthfeel. Standard amount of carbonation and body along with a slight burning sensation that is the only hint that you're dealing with a 9%+ ABV brew.

-Overall 4.5: Excellent Imperial Stout. This stout is right up there with Old Rasputin and Your Black Heart in my book. Victory Brewing has a knack for nailing styles of beers and they have certainly hit this style squarely on the head. Highly recommended.

$12.00 for a six pack in Atlanta, GA.

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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

best before September 8, 2016

A: Decent head and nice lacing.

S: Roasted malt, molasses, earthy hops.

T: Roasty, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, bitter herbal, slightly medicinal hops on the finish. Hops balance the roasted sweetness well, and the booze is well hidden.

M: Smooth, thick and creamy.

O: The hops are a nice change and make this a fairly interesting stout, but one is enough.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Dark, black with a nice tan head which clings to the glass on the way down
Smell: Light smell of roasted malt, coffee and faint hops
Taste: Earthy taste, roasted malt and just the right amount of hops. Finishes burnt malt taste along with coffee and chocolate flavors.
A good stout. Would recommend

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