Storm King Stout | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Storm King StoutStorm King Stout
BA SCORE
83.1%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 5,921 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,589
Reviews:
2,645
Ratings:
5,921
Liked:
4,923
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
11.85%
Alströms:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
925
Trade:
13
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with two fingers of brown head. spotty lace. beer drops to a thin cap

Smell: roasty and bitter. Chocolate and a hop heavy stout(mostly pine and citrus hops).

Taste: roasty malts, black licorice, and milk chocolates. Pine and citrusy hops hit pretty hard in the middle of the beer pretty much knocking out the malt profile with large amounts of hoppy bitterness. Finishing with a moderate hop bitterness that all about resinous pine cone and grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. This beer feels just a little thin for the abv, but its not too far from where it needs to be. Carbonation feel just right for this beer. The beer feels a little creamy and silky. Smooth beer with no booze noted. The hops dry the beer out just a little bit.

Overall: This is a nice beer by Victory. I think this beer would be really nice after about 2 years of cellar time to allow those aggressive hops to settle down. I think this beers' hop profile just wipes out the malts of the beer and this beer has a complex malt flavor profile that deserves more attention. I would say that this beer would taste best after the hops are faded with aging and it would allow the malts show themselves off more. I think this beer has a niche as a beer that has great "cellarability" and its an easy shelf beer to aquire. I will probably cellar a few bottles to see what happens.

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Storm King Stout from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 83.1% out of 100 with 5,921 ratings
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