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Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

Old HorizontalOld Horizontal

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,489 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1489
Reviews: 1057
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%


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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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cracked a bottle from 2008 and poured it into a Samuel Smith Glass

A- Dark maroon with a thin cap of head which faded quickly

S- Smells of dark fruits, malt sweetness, a hint of molasses, and a touch of booze

T- Taste follows smell. For a 5 year old bottle, I was impressed with how it has held up, and definitely can keep going (though I have an entire case and don't know if I'll get through all of it). There is a host of dark fruits going on, plum, raisin, currants, brown sugar, a hint of molasses, Belgium candied sugar, and a big solid malt backbone. Surprisingly there is still some hop bitterness that plays with the sweetness.

M- Awesome mouthfeel. Good level of carbonation for the style, enough to make sure the beer doesn't feel slick and overly sweet.

O- Impressed with this bottle. It has held up well, and I'm curious to see how it holds up for subsequent years.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 18:05:43 | More by taylor714914
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Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,489 ratings.