Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by 1Adam12:
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours burgundy. Small head. Beautiful color. Amazing nose. Caramel, fig, malt. Smells very sweet. Not much hint of alcohol on the nose. The taste: Man, this could've been really good, but IMO the alcohol killed it. Way too much alcohol on my tongue. Awesome flavor though. Caramel, figs, sweet malt, maybe a hint of vanilla? I wonder if age would mellow out the alcohol? Despite the alcohol, this still has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that keeps me wanting to sip on it all night. I'm very glad I finally got to try this one. I'd buy it again, and I'm definitely going to let a bottle or 2 sit in the cellar for a few years to see if the alcohol mellows. Still, overall this is a very good barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2011 22:22:35 | More by 1Adam12
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3.41/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A-Sampled at EBF,; shocked I haven't tried this before. Pours a deep amber.
S-Almost all malt. Caramel and toffee. Strong estery fruitiness. I wanted more from the hops.
T-Akin to the nose. Malt stressed. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar. An inanimate fruitiness as well. Light bitterness and some head.
M-Fuller bodied. Softer carbonation. Some drying alcohol.
O/D-As plain as it gets in terms of the style. Something can be said for its longevity as a highly praised Barleywine. I prefer mine with a bit kore complexity.
Serving type: on-tap
03-24-2014 23:52:19 | More by VelvetExtract
Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,489 ratings.