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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:
#2,691
Reviews:
2,657
Ratings:
5,955
pDev:
11.85%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
931
Trade:
12
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into DFH signature glass, best by 1/10/2016.

A: Pours a deep dark brown color with a nice frothy dark tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves some nice lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Smells of roasted malts (a bit of a coffee scent to it), slight hints of chocolate and some hoppy characteristics. I also some a tiny bit of citrus trying to poke out through the hops.

T: The up front taste has some roasted/coffee characteristics that linger in the palate for a while. There is a bit of a smokey flavor from the roasted malts. Following the smokey flavor is the slightest bit of hops, not as much as expected but subtle and nice.

M: Full bodied with nice carbonation, roasted feel with a bit of bitters (subtle, but still noticeable as mentioned above).

D: I've got to say, I was expecting more out of this stout. It has serious roasted flavor, but I didn't notice the citrus and hop presence that so many reviews point out. There was a bit, but they were very subtle. I'd like to see what some age will do to this beer. It's good don't get me wrong, but doesn't blow me away.

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2010 Bottle Served in a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark black with a finger thick tan head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Scent is of roasted malts with hints of coffee and chocolate.

Taste: Dark malt flavors, chocolate and roasted coffee. Slightly bitter hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation.

Overall: This is a smooth and tasty stout. The smell immediately after pouring from the bottle was kind of strong and boozy which had me a little worried. However, as the beer warmed up the smell and flavor mellowed out which was a good thing.

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