UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not a big fan of this style, so I probably shouldnít be rating this. Very very malty. Although I know they use a lot of hops, you can barely taste it. As far as an Imperial goes, this is one of the best, so Iím rating based on other imperials. Pitch black, tough, and menacing. The navy seals of the beer world.
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
burl12399 (1) - USA - SEP 10, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Storm King is the best beer out there, a lot of good flavors going on in there, Try mixing with IPA or monkey
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good thick beer with the solid coffee and chocolate aftertaste. One of the best beers man today, as with all Victory beers you canít go wrong
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid Imperial stout. Nice body and bouquet. Overwhelming chocalate taste. The only thing keeping this beer from being a classic is the overbearing alcohol presence. It is not concealed as well as say Sammy Smiths or Old Rasputin for example.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great stout. Ignore Guiness and drink this! My favorite second only to Ayinger Celebrator.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 [quality has suffered greatly in recent years] Outstanding! Quite simply the best stout to come around in years. Perfect color, smoothness, taste. You canít even tell it has such a high alcohol content until it hits your stomach, and even then it just leaves a nice warm feeling. These victory guys are the best new microbrewers out there, by far.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Imp. stouts I have tasted. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, deep roasted malt notes. This brew smells great. Not to mention itís taste which is very smooth and balanced nicely with just a bit of sweetness to finish.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thin, brownish head sitting atop the deep black body of beauty. Mellow sweet caramel scent. When tasted there is some more sweet caramell that is nicely balanced with a sort of coffee bitterness. On the end there is a tangy sweet bitterness. Quite a good brew. Iíf Iíd known it was 9.1% ABV, I probably wouldnít have drank the whole sixer. Yeah, right.
stormking (23) - Cuddy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shine a maglite into a pint of guinness and it shows that it is truly ruby colored. Shine the same maglite into a stormking and you will find out that it is evil and eats the light and youíll check to make sure that itís on. Dark brown head on a black beer. Smells of smoke, malt and alcohol, complex flavor,. Bitterness, but not from hops, more from the burnt roast grain that goes into this beer. This is a great beer, my favorite imperial stout, but Iíve yet to try stoneís.