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Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,561 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 1,062
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 90
Gots: 108 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2001)
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Winter 2003 edition:

My first barley wine-style offering and it's from Victory! This bodes well my friends.

Presentation: Dark brown bottle...and 11% alcohol. Yikes.

Appearance: Poured a dark amber with an initial micro-bubbled head that reduced to a tiny layer of creamy smoothness perched on top of the beer.

Aroma: Vanilla and caramel are apparent with a fruity alcohol-type smell thrown in for good measure.

Taste: Wow. For 11% alcohol, this baby sure hides it well. It was so very smooth and creamy. Ends with a mixture of bitterness as the alcohol starts to warm the stomach.

Mouthfeel: Even though this is my first sample of this style, I was amazed at how well hidden the alcohol was, letting the creamy character cover the mouth.

Drinkability: A perfect night to try this....about 10 degrees outside and windy. It was excellent.

4.25 / 5

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Winter 2004, sampled 6/8/04:

Damn....this one has aged very nicely. Very smooth and balanced. Some more smoky/oaky flavors than I recall. If possible, the ABV is even more hidden. Flavor is softer, with a finely balanced sweetness offset by a leafy/earthen bitterness.

I can only imagine what the '98 and '99 I have must be like by now.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2004 20:58:21 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.