Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by RoyalT:
4.83/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Appearance This was gorgeous. The body is a mystical sort of orangish-brown and very thick. The head came up nicely, went down slowly, then stopped and left little puddles all over the top of the body.
Smell Oh, does this smell terrific. The solid malt base laced with caramel and sugar is there, but the beautiful hop smell stands out. Its mostly pine and very sharp. The combination and play that they got between the malt and the hops is incredible.
Taste The sugary malts come out more so in the taste. I thought the aroma favored the hops, even after warming, but the taste is definitely evenly balanced. I love LBBs fork in the road analogy. What impresses me is how everything comes together.
Its hard to describe how good the flavor is of this ale. The quality of ingredients here is beyond reproach. This is an amazing treat.
Mouthfeel Full in the body with a little carbonation and very chewy. Not much warning of the 11.0 ABV.
Drinkability This was so good Ill have to log off the site. I couldnt possibly follow this one with another bottle.
Comments I had broached a trade with OldFrothingSlosh for some SKS and he threw a couple of these in for good measure. How cool is that? This BW, along with SN Bigfoot, sits atop the heap of my Barley Wine Ratings. What an amazing brew!
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2003 02:15:32 | More by RoyalT
More User Reviews:
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 1,488 ratings.