Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylor714914:
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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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
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