Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Storm King StoutStorm King Stout
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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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Ratings: 5,925 |  Reviews: 2,646
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3.02/5  rDev -25.4%
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 -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
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 -25.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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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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3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't believe I've never reviewed this beer, so I figured it was time. Best before June 6th, 2016. Served in a Surly Darkness glass.

A - Pours with a finger of dark than foam that slowly settles to a thick, creamy, cap, leaving behind glass-coating lacework. Body is black, with maybe the faintest dark brown shade to it.

S - There's a lot of hops here - plenty of earthy pine and grapefruit character. Underneath, there's some semisweet chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, licorice, and a touch of char.

T - Taste is a mixture of tobacco, baker's chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, and a hefty dose of herbal hop bitterness in the finish mingling with some espresso and char. The transition from sweet mid-palate to bruising bitterness is somewhat abrupt.

M - Carbonation is too high - please turn it down. Body is medium, and somewhat light for an RIS, although it's not unreasonable for a 9.1% brew. Otherwise the texture is smooth and the finish is sticky, with some obvious resinous hops lingering as well. Light warming alcohol presence.

D - I imagine this was really unique and provocative six years ago. Unfortunately there are many Imperial Stouts that do the same trick better these days. Easy to drink, and certainly one of the 'classics', but Victory seems a bit like a dinosaur these days.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 83.1% out of 100 with 5,925 ratings
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