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Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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
Ranking:
#2,699
Reviews:
2,657
Ratings:
5,955
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
932
Trade:
12
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,955 |  Reviews: 2,657
Photo of gtermi
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bastu
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Oct 7, 2011.

Pours black with a dark brown head.

Smells of roasted malts and hops.

Taste follows the nose with some bitter chocolate and finishes with a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is meddium to full with a little bit of creamyness and nice carbonation.

Overall this is my go to stout for now. I also use this brew to mix in and make sub par IPAs drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 5,955 ratings
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