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:
5,911
Reviews:
2,641
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.71%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
922
For Trade:
13
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5/5  rDev +22%

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3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 11-14-2011
Freshness: Best by 04-25-2016
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Received in a trade

The color is jet black, with no light getting through when held to the light. The tan head is a modest one finger, but given the alcohol content is not a surprise. Retention is low but there is a good amount of lace.

Powerful, aromatic hops of pine and woods, plus a heavy amount of roast in the malts.

Big flavors of burnt, roasted grains, as in a strong coffee. This is a very bitter brew, between the hops and the roasted malts, to the point of being astringent. The alcohol makes itself known as well.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, with a medium body. Aftertaste is of hop bitterness and coffees. Finishes pretty harsh.

Overall a very potent stout, but in my opinion the strong hop character overshadows everything else to it's detriment.

Thanks to wyatt for this one

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz poured into a Stone Pint Glass

A-pitch black. straight through the light and no color. damn. not a think head but still sticky

S-Roasted malt with a coffee/chocolate aroma. yummy

T/M-deep roasted goodness. more coffee than chocolate in the flavor. smooth as a babies bottom too

O-not the strongest tasting Imperial stout Ive had but still tasty. totally recommend

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: gorgeous near black. Black pearl. A decent swirl of mocha cream.
Smell: redolent with complex aromas. Coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Some sweetness some bitterness.
Taste: Creamy explosion of lots of things. Some starting sweetness, all the flavors in the nose. A tad harsh in the bitter finish but I can see ris fans loving this.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,911 ratings.
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