Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by andyo:
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured a brick red/copper color with a nice head. Good carbonation, but not overboard.
Smell gave off a woody, fruity, alcohol aroma.
Taste was very complex. A nice malty taste upfront, giving way to some very balnced hops in the end. Nice sweet; grainy flavors with a tremendous warming effect. Some alcohol flavors were picked up, but thank goodness it wasn't overbearing (like FlyingDog Horndog Barleywine).
This was a real fine Barleywine. I prefer Bigfoot to this, but I really enjoyed this one, and will enjoy this beer in the future. I particularly liked that this beer was not overly bitter and saturated in taste with alcohol. This is a beer that to me seems best enjoyed on the porch in winter with a few friends.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2004 16:15:31 | More by andyo
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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.