Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle bought from Little's Wine and Liquor in Denver, CO. Store aged, bottled in October 2013. Poured into a snifter.
A&S: Upon opening the bottle it seems like this beer is going to be well carbonated. Pours a pretty big creamy head (a little over a finger) light yellow/tan coloration and retains very well. Beer is a lively and transparent and a deep ruby color. Aroma is primarily earthy hoppy bitterness, dark maltyness, some citrus, and cherry dark fruit tones.
T&M: Flavors include tobacco, malts, and some earthy hops. Alcohol is a little too present. If I could redo, I would probably age it a little longer. The finish is even for an American Barleywine is still pretty bitter even with 6 months in the bottle. Body and carbonation is on the higher side of medium, a little too crisp.
Overall: I honestly expected a little more from Victory, not that this beer wasn't good, cause it was, just not anything special. Decent price (about 8 bucks) for a 11% beer bomber, but I still probably wouldn't buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2014 02:20:54 | More by minterro
Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,577 ratings.