Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,910 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into an imperial pint.

Aroma: Lots of fruitiness in this one. Grape juice, mocha, a hint of alcohol, earthy mineral, more grape juice, then herbal hop at the end.

Appearance: Dark, dark opaque black/brown body. The thickest tan head I've seen on a stout in a while. Great retention and excellent lacing.

Flavor: A grape-like sweetness up front, some strong dark chocolate, earth, smoke, mineral, and a nice bitter finish that sticks around.

Mouthfeel: A medium-thick body, with medium-low, velvety carbonation. Hops are just slightly drying.

Overall: A good, solid RIS, but not for those who prefer a sweeter rendition of the style. Very interesting how the hops, malt, and esters work together to emit a grape-like aroma and flavor. The price (~$12) is also a strong selling point for this one. I recommend giving it a try.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,910 ratings.
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