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Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,579 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,579
Reviews: 1,064
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 93
Gots: 110 | 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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yen157

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very pretty looking beer, hazy amber orange with some haze. The head soon settled leavging a thin layer of very vine bubbles on the surface of the beer. Pineapple citrus nose similar to Storm King, IMO. Also, notes of honewdew melon, alcohol, walnuts?, and rich toasted malt. This was an exceptional sipping beer. Very smooth from both sugariness and fine carbonation. Long finish lingers from minutes after each sip. Surving to the absolute end is a sweetness which combines with the soft hop flavor to remind me of the delicate sweetness of iceberg lettuce. Victory does it yet again!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2002 05:52:51 | More by yen157
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Gusler

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well, quite apropos name for this beer, a few most likely would put you “Horizontal”. As it sets in the glass an opalescent deep ruby red with a portly head and the remnants create some fine sheets of lace to cover the glass. Deep malt aromas dominate, with caramel, hints of the 11% ABV, are also present. From the start to finish, lightly sweet, with the top rich and full in its mouth feel, the finish majestically hopped and the carbonation moderate, the aftertaste somewhat alcohol bitter and quite dry. As we say here in the “Wild, Wild West”, “That’s A Hoot Partner”!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2002 14:32:07 | More by Gusler
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Dantes

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Package: 12 oz. brown bottle with metal cap. Label dated Nov. 13, '02; 11% ABV.

Cost: $10.49 for a 6-Pack at Bottle King in New Jersey

Served: In a Reidel brandy snifter at ~50º.

Appearance: Heavy "gunsmoke" upon opening. Developed a decent head for this type with a stiff pour, which lasted 45-60 seconds, resolving into a thick ring around the edge, with nice lace that slowly receded down the sides of the glass. Gentle swirling of the glass (involuntary habit) generated additional head. Exhibited beautiful auburn, russet tones, almost like a Madeira.

Smell: Exceptional aroma, with alcohol well-shrouded in notes of vanilla, roasted nuts, currants, chocolate, some sweetness and some spice (cinnamon, nutmeg?). Instantly brought to mind a steamed English Christmas pudding!

Taste: Slightly less impressive than the smell, if only because it could not possibly match the promise of its bouquet. Starts off very sweet, but this is quickly balanced by the roasted nut and hops edge that provides the backbone. Carbonation is pretty good for this style, further balancing the sweetness, while not cutting the viscosity too much. Don't quit on this barley wine, as it will reveal new things in every sip. Reminds me of a Banyuls or Madeira.

Mouthfeel: Viscous and tongue-coating. Warm and silky. So smooth that one has to concentrate on not swallowing too quickly!

Finish: Leaves a long 15-20 second finish, with the bitterness (I hesitate to use that word, it's more an edge) the last note.

Drinkability: Diabolically drinkable for 11% ABV! Maybe my palate has been burned by too much whisky, but I can't see how this could get much smoother! Takes real willpower not to drain the glass and go for another (if I can get up).

Backwash: After seeing discussion of this beer and reading some of the reviews, I was eager to give this a try. I have had Barley Wines before as categorized by this site, but primarily those with a lower ABV (i.e. Fuller's Vintage Ale, Young's Old Nick, Anchor Old Foghorn, and Thomas Hardy's (a class unto itself); and I would probably create a sub-category for the higher ABV brews. In any event, this beer was a revelation. So far, in a class by itself. The perfect beer to stand up with a strong cigar, Christmas pudding, chocolate dessert, or a platter of Stilton or Shropshire Blue. Makes me want to sit by the fire with a cigar, looking at the lake, reading Thackeray; or better yet stretched out on the sofa with someone special!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2002 13:10:05 | More by Dantes
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doho95fu

California

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first barleywine and it was not what I was expecting. I knew there was a high ABV so for some reason I was expecting either a heavy or thick or dark beer. Old Horizontal was none of the above. Yes, you can tell this is not a beer to be taken likely, but it is not shocking. The color was golden red with an overall clear appearance. The smell was of berries and citrus. The taste was sweet and complex, with more berry and some caramel-like tastes. Frankly, I was expecting a beer that would be hard to get down, but this wasn't (maybe because I had a World Wide Stout the night before). It was smooth and I really didn't think twice about drinking this beer as compared to others.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2002 21:31:19 | More by doho95fu
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frank4sail

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

To celebrate my 250th review I choose to treat myself and purchase a case of these bad boys (don't tell my wife what's in the basement). Bottled on Nov. 13, 2002. Hoppy, citrus (orange rind), sweet malt, aromatic nose. Slightly hazy ruby colored look. Soft white head dissapates quickly to a constant 1/4 inch sheen of clingy lace on the glass. Strong robust malty citrus taste. Bitter orange and juniper berry jump out at ya and then the brew mellows through the finish with sweet malt. You are left with a dry (11%ABV) bitter tongue. This brew will greatly improve its drinkability and it will also become much more rounded after some time in the cellar. Overall other than being a little young this was a great choice for the landmark.

Complex, crafted, and alluring. A great one to sip with snow on the ground (maybe 6 inches was a little much though). The mouth is full and lively with a bit of carbonation that tickles the tongue. And yes be careful ...you will be horizontal if you have a few of these... but you will be warm and fuzzy inside and out...

I will hide some from myself for future snow days.... cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2002 12:56:58 | More by frank4sail
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LarryV

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sweet, overly sweet .. that's what kept coming to mind. I couldn't help but think drink a couple of these, and you will be visiting the porcelain throne. Smells enticing, like candy almost. Pretty reddish hue with minimal carbonation. Not much of a head, and no laciness down the glass. Very little hops presence. Raw sugar taste with caramel, cherry overtones. I've been working on this glass for an hour now, and I'm only halfway done. It's becoming a chore to get this down because of the cloying sweetness. Most definitely a sipping beer. Maybe aging would reduce the sweetness, this was bottled on Nov 15th 2002. As it is now, it's way too sweet, and that seems to be the dominating characteristic to me.

Okay - this is almost like a second review here. I tried this again without having had any other brews beforehand. This time it didn't strike me as being so sweet. The hoppiness was more pronounced, and I found it to be quite enjoyable. I will confess that I drank it this time from a wide wine glass. I don't know why it struck me as being so sweet the first time, but it's really good on the second try. I'd go so far as to say delicious. Very little head, very little carbonation, but the color is a beautiful ruby red. This is quite a complex brew, and I would guess it would mellow and age quite nicely over time. Perhaps it tasted so sweet the first time because I had an Arrogant Bastard prior to tasting this. So I stand corrected, this is actually quite a nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2002 18:13:40 | More by LarryV
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Jdiddy

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amazing dark copper color with a no real head but traces of white lace down the sides. Great for a cold rainy or snowy day. Alcohol is hidden well. Smells of apples and malt. Taste of strong malt and burnt caramel. Very syrupy with an aftertaste that lingers for awhile. Not a beer that you drink a handful of but a great sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2002 11:58:50 | More by Jdiddy
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WilliamPhilaPa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on date November 15, 02 – Pours a reddish, amber-brownish color, with a decent lace. On the nose the aroma is sweet, caramel-y, alcohol, dark fruits, cherries as well. On the palate more of the same, probably overly sweet a bit, caramel malt, light chocolate tones, toasty, mild hop presence, alcohol warms you up and makes itself know more towards the finish. I really don’t like Barley Wines that much but I think with some aging this one would be a super sipper…

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2002 15:25:10 | More by WilliamPhilaPa
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11-13-02.

This is a reddish colored beer with amber highlights. It pours with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. The remaining ring of foam leaves a very fine lace that gradually slides back down the glass to join the beer. The aroma is of cherries, alcohol, and a hint of apple. Very appetizing. The first sip presents a very thick feeling beer with sweet cheery flavors mingled with some hop bitterness and citrus flavors. The alcohol is very apparent in this young beer. After a few sips, some chocolate flavors become apparent, reminding me of chocolate covered cherries. The sweetness dominates this beer, and it is definitely a sipping beer. There are actually many flavors that I just cannot identify solidly. Really a wonderful experience. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth. An exceptional treat for the tongue. This is not what I would call a drinking beer, but a sipping beer. As such it does well, but the sweetness and alcohol diminish the drinkability. This is really a fantastic brew from Victory.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2002 16:59:16 | More by aaronh
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HossMcGraw

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

To be fair, the only other Barley-wine I've tried was SN Bigfoot so I don't have a whole lot of experience with the style. Nevertheless, Old Horizontal doesn't hold a candle to it. They are similar, but I miss the hops. This brew has no head, and it is cloyingly sweet (Just two months ago I had no idea what the hell "cloyingly" even meant. Thanks Beer Advocate! Who says drinking isn't educational!). Anyway, it tastes like honey, caramel and molasses, with a slight but noticeable alcohol flavor. It tastes ok, but it definitely needs more bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2002 00:19:54 | More by HossMcGraw
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

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

Had to pour it rough to induce a head that was faintly brownish in color and dissapated down to thin wisps with an island of thin foam in the middle. Nutty, caramel aromas mixed in with fruity hop aromas. Thick mouthfeel and brown sugar like sweetness. Caramel, butterscotch, and toasted malt flavors mingle to rally against fruity hop flavors. Bitterness rides out along with residual sweetness. Very easy to sup and the 11% alc. content is barely noticeable making this a dangerously drinkable barley wine. The first barley wine I have really enjoyed. Don't know if I have enough restraint to keep this one cellared.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2002 09:11:36 | More by Longstaff
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

28FEB08 - My last Old Ho bottle dated 15NOV02, now 5 years, 3 months old... Same lovely ruby-mahogany liquid (though some yeasties were swirled in near the finish) with only a fine rim-job of bubbles at the edge. Malty sweet nose has intimations of sherry, while still holding a suggestion of hops. Glides silkily over the tongue, with a nearly-full body adding to the velvety touch. Very nice! Lots of malt is present on the palate, with toffeeish sweetness. Rich, strong sherry notes kick in here as with the aroma. After all this time, some smidges of hops still shine through, though ever-so-lightly. Still a 4.50 as far as my taste buds are concerned. Batch of '02, it was nice quaffing you.... Prosit!!!

*** ***

Today is 23JAN05, and I am sampling another Old Ho with a bottling date of 15NOV02... 2 yrs 2 mos old... The color is, of course, the same, with again little lacing and head. Nose is more malty, with brown sugar and toffee notes. Still verrry smooth... Flavor is malty rich, with more toffee/brown sugar aspects, though the finish maintains that nose hop bite. I'd say the malt is more pronounced now, naturally....but this is still a nice brew. Similar to Old Crusty, imo.
Prosit!!

*** ***

Well, I was just thinking this morn (23NOV02) that my local bier-store only (only?) had the Victory King, Monkey, Pils, Wit and HopDevil. Lo and behold! Old Horizontal!! Hot Dog!! Old Ho has a rich mahogany/ruby color, though with a somewhat thin head, and respectable lacing. Nose is like a lesser version of Bigfoot; some malty sweetness and pleasing hops coming forth. Could be stronger, though. Love the mouthfeel; medium-plus...almost full body, and verrry smooth on the tongue! Mmmmm!! Flavors are quite nice, even at this early stage in this biers development (bottling date on the label says 15NOV02....barely a week old!). Strong, smooth, malty sweetness segues into a palate-pleasing hoppiness. Can only improve with age...do I have the strength to cellar and forget them? Hope so....if not....I'll enjoy 'em now!!! Hahahaha!! Prosit!!

overall: 4.5
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4.5

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Serving type: bottle

11-23-2002 14:09:23 | More by Bierman9
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rotsaruch

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap on 11/14/02 in 12-oz brandy glass. Remarkably clear, deep ruby/copper color with little head. The aroma is of a mild malt and hop blend, with a more noticable sweet bouque. The inital taste is the hops in the form of distinct orange peel citric flavor with a sweet honey-like presence. The smoothness of this fleshly brewed barleywine with an alcohol content of 10.5% was remarkable.There was no overwhelming alcohol finish, but a pleasant warming sensation. Although I may have a "little snow on the roof", this stuff will definitely melt it.The hop flavor is present, but not punishing. I am not sure how any additional aging will improve the 2002 version of this brew, but I will let you know next year.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2002 17:20:11 | More by rotsaruch
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jreitman

California

4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a syrupy, hazy amber with good carbonation. A strong aroma hits you that is very similar to a Muscat Canelli wine. Very little head was visible after a fairly vigourours pour. The beer was amazingly complex featuring a variety of flavors the more I drank it. Muscat canelli aromas carried through to the mouth along with a slight smoky character and a light hop bite. Alcohol is present, but was not overpowering as in some barley wines. Underlying earthy, herbal and sweet flavors came out as it warmed. One of the best barleywines I have ever had.

Thanks to Nero for providing a wonderful brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2002 19:59:35 | More by jreitman
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle, with no freshness date … does that matter at 11.0% abv?

Appearance: Pours a reddish mildly hazy amber colour with a lacing work to be proud of..

Smell: Rustic toasted malt with hints of mellowed solvent and ester alcohol aromas with a rip candied fruit nose. Nearly a butterscotch and caramel aroma.

Taste: Alcoholic character is still high but mellowing out in most ways. Succulently smooth, with a creamy body. Maltiness ranges from light caramel to chocolaty tones to a toasted husk flavour. Hops are mild in comparison. Big chewy sweet palate with ample toasted husk in the finish.

Notes: Not a bad Barleywine, it has mellowed out a bit though let’s see how another year or two do for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2002 21:40:23 | More by Jason
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a serious barleywine - Luxurious, complex, and contemplative. The smell has a hint of alcohol and a concentrated malt aroma. Also, there is a smell of ripe fruit and citrus, along with background whiffs of hops. The first taste is of dark berries and cherry. The beer is a jumble of full and rich flavors. The Alcohol is highly evident, but not overpowering, and the beer has a terrific strong hop finish. What a treat...delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2002 11:51:36 | More by Suds
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marc77

California

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Garnet in hue and brillantly clear, w/ the initially thick light tan head readily receding into a thin glass coating ring. A snap of caramel malt sweetness in aroma immediately yields to a well rounded, orange - like (but not grapefruity) citrusy hop nose, rich buttery toffee, and fruity esters reminescent of prune. A waft of heaty, but pleasant ethanol rounds the aroma out, and is a harbinger of a potent brew. Molasses sweetness hits the palate initially, then is quickly offset by assertive, but clean hop bitterness which in turn fades.. Mellow diacetyl then surfaces along with toasty Munich notes, while honey notes add depth to the malt sweetness. Hop flavor is nearly lost amongst the sweetish malt, but citrus manages to persist. Moderately bodied, w/ a smooth, agreeable mouthfeel that helps lend dangerous drinkability. Finishes with lingering biscuit notes and hop bitters... Old Horizontal is a delicious barleywine. A 22 ounce bottle would've been appreciated. Its inherent complexity renders the 12 oz portion insufficent. Give me more!!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2002 06:50:44 | More by marc77
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Dogbrick

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one on a trade thanks to a gentleman in NY! It's pretty obvious how this one got its name. Alcohol taste is at the forefront. Very enjoyable when you take your time with it. You won't be pounding these back, kind of the beer version of a Port wine. All in all a great Barley Wine which makes me want to try other ones.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2002 08:25:25 | More by Dogbrick
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Old Horizontal (1 year old) opens with a sharp hiss. It pours a clear, deep ruby/orange/copper. The aroma is equally malt and hop, alongside some sweet fruity esters. The flavor starts with a candyish malt, followed quickly by a brash hoppiness. There is a noticeable alcohol in the finish, followed by an agressive hop dryness. The hop flavor lingers. Although the body doesn't indicate a "syrupy" quality, this beer is a bit cloying - very much a brandy snifter barleywine. More "over the top" than most barleywines, but that's what Victory's all about, isn't it?

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2002 17:51:17 | More by NeroFiddled
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a short-lived tan head. Reddish-brown with yeast in suspension. Nose is dark fruit and alcohol...no hops. Taste is first a very quick burst of sweetness, followed by fusel alcohol burn. Nice luxurious long finish, hops are here...but hiding in the background, but oh what a background! Long malty/hoppy finish. This is a big beer that lets you know upfront what you are in for...a beer with balls! An excellent nightcap beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2002 21:57:26 | More by beerluvr
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Murph

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark amber with almost no head. The smell is very strong alcohol and caramel sweet maltiness. The alcohol is present throughout the taste and it provides a nice warming sensation. The maltiness hits and is nice and sweet on the tongue but not a sticky, cloying sweetness. As the malt flavors begin to fade there is a very nice balancing bitterness that is brought on by the hops. The maltiness has some nice complexities, there is some dark fruit, some woodiness and a nice full chewy maltiness. Nice and smooth and fairly drinkable for a barley wine. I was a little dissappointed with this brew. Don't get me wrong it was very good, but I was hoping for something outstanding since it was from Victory. This could develop very nicely with some cellaring though.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2002 22:57:00 | More by Murph
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bow down.
This is a knock-em-down, drag-em-out beast of a barleywine.
Pours a sizzling deep scarlet. Foamy light tan head fades quick, but never goes completely away.
Smell is big on malt with some cherry backdrop. Berries and carmel as well. Faint hops as well. The kitchen sink might be here too.
Taste. Get a pencil. There is burnt and carmel malts. Faint toffee. Raisin/ripe grape flavors...a good deal of tartness. Some berries (can't quite identify which varieties), bourbon-soaked cherries...maybe just straight bourbon too...hints of vanilla, oak. You name it. A musty, earthy, piney citric hopping enters and adds to the fray, rather than cleaning it up.
Sips well, feels great as it coats the mouth and pummels it into submission.
Oh yeah, alcohol is here too.
My new favorite B'wine. Move over ol' crusty. This is sooooo good.
All praise be to VENOM. And even more praise for sending two. I'll save the other one for sometime special. Cheers, bro!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2002 22:57:38 | More by cokes
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ZAP

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

**Update April 2006....Still as outstanding as ever....even relatively fresh (Dec 05 bottle)...great stuff


**Update June 2005-Just checking to make sure I have this as all 5's and I do..this is good fresh and even better aged...THE #1 BW out there in my opinion...perfectly done


Sweet dark burgondy cherries/elderberries/buisonberries on the nose and on the buds...spectacular, classy dark bronze color with no head...very balanced and smooth...slips down easy...very little alcohol bite present...some good hops that balance in an unobtrusive fashion...spicy hop finish..can I give the aroma a 6??? Very little alcohol noticable...hopping more evident on long finish...THE best Victory beer I have tasted (which says something)...some caramal in the shadows...very very very nice...

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2002 23:04:41 | More by ZAP
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours clear scarlet/burgandy color. Beautiful pillowy beige head. Great malty aroma accented by molasses. First impression of taste is alcohol. It's fairly big upfront. After you cut through the EtOH, you get a very nice blend of malt and hops. The maltiness seems like it stems from caramel malt. It's great. Then there's the the hop bite. There's actually a very nice bitterness hidden behind the Big Malt and Alcohol. And it lingers. The alcohol is there for the whole ride.

This is truly a sipping beer. A great experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2002 20:12:17 | More by Bighuge
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QXSTER1

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold with orange hues under a thin white head. This beer stunned me with it's full, thick mouthfeel. Chewy and delicious like a meal in a glass. Sweet fruity malts are balanced by the sharp, well attenuated hop flavors. Anytime I see a Victory product on tap I feel assured of a quality, well made beer in the glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2002 10:01:52 | More by QXSTER1
Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,579 ratings.