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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 11/22/11
*From notes

A: It certainly looks good. It's a rich, creamy brownish black. A standard pour yields a frothy 2.5 finger head. Really impressive lacing and retention.

S: Dark chocolate, roasted dark coffee, dank and a pretty wicked hop bill for an RIS.

T: Rich and toasty up front. The moment this hits the mid, the hops kick into gear and really take this to a place not many stouts go. It's like the richest damn Cascadian Dark you've ever had. The finish is quite bitter from the hops, yet charry from the dark chocolate malt.

M: A bit on the thin side. Call me picky, but I like my RIS's like used motor oil. This, sadly, isn't anywhere near said consistency.

O: Victory's done a nice job with their Storm King. It's certainly taken the road less traveled, and I like that. I'm excited to check out the BA version of this (Dark Intrigue), and though I don't foresee me reaching for this often, I quite enjoyed it.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Nachojon
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Good looking stout. Nice 1 finger head, dissipates along the side of the glass into nice lacing.

S- Nice coffee forward aroma. Smells like a really good iced coffee. Not a lot of hops or chocolate or anything really, a good, one dimensional aroma.

T- Once again, just a really good iced coffee. I don't think very much else stands out. I guess some hops on the finish. Tastes good, just not a lot going on.

M- Thin. Maybe a little over carbonated for what it is.

O- It's a good not great beer. I would drink again. Probably wouldn't cruise over to my local Binny's and pick up a six pack or put it on my wants list again...

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of the1hammer
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into an Guinness pint glass.

Appearance was a deep, dark, brown, with a thin caramel head.

Smell of roasted coffee and perhaps a bit of chocolate

Good tasting stout...kind of sweet, a bit of hops on the back end and a bit of a black licorice taste, I guess this might have been the wee bit of alcohol.

I liked this a lot...the more I drank, the better i liked it. Will go to again.

BTW, First review; had to jump in sooner or later!

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

12 oz bottle poured into tumbler, 12.11.11.

Dark brown almost black opaque body, no visible carbonation due to hue, 1/2 finger light brown head, fairly quick dissipation with decent lacing. Nose features roasted malts, coffeeish, some chocolate and a wee bit of smoke, with citrus and floral hops for balance. Taste mirrors nose, I thought this was pretty roasty upfront and became more hoppy as it warmed. Mouthfeel a bit on heavy side of medium, not sticky, good effervescence. A bit flat on the pour, may have been a capping issue. Really drinkable, the ABV is well hidden. A solid RIS, good interplay of citrus and roast, worth a try.

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Photo of CrookedStill
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Dogfish Head signature glass.

Pours oil black with a thick 2-3 finger mocha head that leaves a nice lacing as it falls.

Lots of chocolate and roasted malts upfront. Fairly straightforward.

Follows the aroma. Roasted and hints of chocolate hit first and then hops make themselves present. Finishes slightly bitter. No trace of the 9% alcohol.

Medium bodied with med/low carbonation.

Overall I'm glad I've tried it. Wouldn't go far out of me way to pick it up again.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer and left minimal lacing on the side of the glass. The beer is also a nice pitch black with no clarity or signs of carbonation.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, and earthy. Might notice the hops when i have a sip.

Taste: Same as above. Some smokiness going on too, which is very interesting to me. Bittereness from the hops and a litle biscuity too. Alcohol is not even noticeable. Very scary.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, dry, and a little chewy.

Overall: Not a shabby RIS. A good beer by my boys at Victory, but would like a see a little more sweetness, hop presence, and less smokiness.

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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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