Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 1,493 | Reviews: 1,058 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DrStiffington:
4.38/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This one pours with a creamy head and has a dark brown color. The smell is somewhat sweet and fruity. The taste is similar, with a malty sweetness. Although this is high in alcohol, I don't find it to be too boozy. I've had this once before and loved it. Not a fluke - the second time is just as good. This is one of my favorite barleywines.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2011 20:25:04 | More by DrStiffington
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4.41/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A bomber poured into a tulip creates a seriously handsome, ruddy copper glass of beer. A finger of fluffy off-white head that stays and stays, with sticky lacing.
Hoppy aroma, though quietly so. An indeterminate spiciness. Sweet grain. The alcohol is present.
Flavor in the mouth opens with sweet bread and red wine, plus a spicy alcohol. Becomes instantly bitter from the citrusy hops, which dominate through the middle palate onward through the finish. The sweetness rings as an echo on the finish, though sweetness here is refracted by the intense white-grapefruit bitterness.
Medium- to full-bodied, luxurious, with a lively carbonation.
Classic American barley wine, very much like Bigfoot, though bigger in every way (except the aroma). Intensely hoppy and spicy. The one drawback might be the near eclipse of malty sweetness by the tannic wine and citrus bitterness. Nothing a bit of cellaring won't cure.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 00:19:45 | More by martyl1000
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 1,493 ratings.