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Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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: 5,942 |  Reviews: 2,655
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: It is an obligatory black color with a light brown foam head. I had to push hard for it to manifest but once it started, the bubbles were pretty full. It’s definitely thicker than standard stouts.

S: The aroma carries strong hints of caramel sugar, some licorice and coffee as well as lingering nuttiness, all in great balance.

T/M: It’s softly carbonated with a potent sweet malt flavor. Roasted and chocolate bitterness help balance the residual sweetness. Best of all, the 9.1% alcohol is well disguised. It’s not quite as thick as the pour looked, but it still coats the mouth well. A well balanced, full flavored stout.


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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage

The Good - Mouthfeel is top notch with high carbonation and great body. The appearance of this beer is also wonderful. Nice cappuccino colored head which started at about 2 fingers and gave some good lacing. Body is pitch black.

The Average - Smell is burnt roasted malts and slight caramel. Also smells light even though the mouthfeel doesn't match up to this. Taste is of dark chocolate and is bitter.

The Judgment - A decent 6-pack for the price, but would rather spend a couple bucks more for a good 4-pack. Just too many better beers out there.

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

A: The beer pours a very dark brown, almost black and has a thin light brown head.

S: The beer gets a good amount of roasted malt, a good amount of sweetness, some coffee and chocolate. Also a little bit of alcohol.

T: The roasted malt dominates the taste. It has some coffee tastes and a little bit of alcohol.

M: The beer is pretty smooth with a tiny bit of crispness. It also has a great amount of carbonation.

O: This is one of the best Russian Imperial Stouts out there. It is very tasty and easy to drink.

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

Heard about this beer somehow, and finally got around to trying one out.

A: pour is opaque black, thick tan head that fades fast

S: roasts and malts, cocoa

T: demands comparison to North Coast's Old Rasputin, as it has some similarities, but this is a far more bitter beer; less sweet, but still as hearty and tasty. Sharp, earthy, mocha.

M: clean for a stout - soft coat with bitter afternotes; espresso aftertaste

O: really good. Toward the bitter end of the Russian Imperial stout spectrum, and very satisfying.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 5,942 ratings
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