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:
5,905
Reviews:
2,639
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
919
For Trade:
13
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.02/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into an ordinary, nondescript pint glass whose origins are shrouded in mystery.

A: Deep, deep, dark brown, Poured with an inch of chocolate-brown head. Big loops of lacing hung around the sides of the glass throughout.

s: Piney hops. Pretty much just piney hops. It's a nice scent.

T: Piney hops, into a crisp, light chocolate/corn syrup flavor. Charcoal/carbon aftertaste. The bitterness really lingers a long time after each sip, and becomes unpleasant about halfway through the 12 oz serving.

M: Dry and crisp but smooth as butter.

O: I guess this just isn't what I think of when I think of a stout. I like my dark beers sweet and unhoppy. Will gladly stick with others that better suit my tastes. Damn; really liked the name and bottle art, too.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Irony roasty nose in the bottle and gives a constant half inch medium mocha magnolia head once coaxed into the glass. In the mouth there is a very slight fizz and a carbonic quality at the end though this tends to be dominated by a pleasant dry earthy taste which really coats the mouth but is rather limited in development and complexity. The alcohol is well hidden as well.
Decent. Competent. But no thrills.

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

have had a few six packs of this over the last month and was at victory on sat nite so had on tap.

believe it or not i like to geta few of these and a few hop wallops and mix n match...really intersting contrast between the two beers, in a good way...very good.

reviews are pretty spot on w/the dark fruit and licorice and also burnt bitterness and carbonation (like the carbo)

very full mouthfeel...this stout is ALIVE !

overall this is a tasty stout w/a hoppy kick and great flavors/bitterness...will always come back.

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

Pours a ruby black with a big tan head that fades quickly.

Smells of bread, biscuit, some mint and roasted malt also come through along with earthy and caramel sweet character.

Taste is up front herbal hop with some sweet caramel that fades into a small roasted character and ends on a burnt bitter note with hints of mint and licorice.

Medium to full body with medium carbonation. The alcohol blends well.

This is a slightly roasty stout with some caramel/bread complexity that mixes with earthy hops. It is satisfying and easy to down.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,905 ratings.
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