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:
5,906
Reviews:
2,639
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
920
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,906 |  Reviews: 2,639
Photo of Obriain
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MHJeff06
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buddance
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SparkyJr490
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KGilmour
2.75/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This one was all hops. If you're after a stout that tastes like an IPA, here you go. Disappointed. Dark in color, and lots of head. Smell was a malt and hoppy citrus. Taste was all bitter hops. Mouthfeel was thin.

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Photo of OldDirty
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass
Appearance: Dark brown with lots of tan head (4 fingers worth) with great retention.
Smell: Roasted coffee and subtle detection of chocolate
Taste: Most noticeable is the hoppy bitterness, followed by subtle amount of chocolate. There is a slight bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Definitely a full-bodied, creamy beer. Moderate amount of carbonation.
Overall: A very good imperial stout. However, it was slightly too bitter (even for an imperial stout) for my personal taste.

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Photo of Curt3
4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tekstr1der
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, near black with thin-to-none mocha head. Aroma is roast, raisins, and a bit of piney hop. Flavor is similar with semisweet cocoa mid-sip followed by a tad too much bitter for my liking. Finishes with a lingering bitter as well.

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Photo of WolfStOner
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cjohns73
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fubudu187
3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cyning
4.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cbmcguire
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong and delicious.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jschwamb
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSCUSN
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.1 out of 5 based on 5,906 ratings.
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