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Otto In Oak - Victory Brewing Company

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89
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 05-08-2012)
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-10-2013 03:42:58 | More by kmos27
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KELPAK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-03-2013 19:25:26 | More by KELPAK
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-18-2013 01:44:09 | More by HarmonMW
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-16-2013 03:44:34 | More by Casey3236
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-11-2013 00:47:01 | More by tommyguz
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-29-2013 22:40:45 | More by Phillyz
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-17-2013 18:02:28 | More by Jason1337
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jpatton0127

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-16-2013 13:07:10 | More by jpatton0127
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-30-2013 01:50:23 | More by swetsastonic
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-28-2013 22:30:57 | More by Morey
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good old stores with old bottles, Apr 26 2012 date.

A- Poured into a chalice with a dark brown body, some red hues around the edges. Small off white head forms with decent retention and falls to a creamy ring. Just a bit of lace on the glass.

S- Strong and interesting. Bourbon off the top but it is pretty mellow and rounded out with a great vanilla feel, solid oak too. Smoky malts lend a BBQ meat feel as well as some Scotch hints. Brown sugar, molasses, raisin, some oxidation and caramel.

T- Again, the bourbon flavors here are extremely well rounded and balanced out. Delicious vanilla ice cream feel with the oak, maybe the best vanilla flavor I have experienced in a beer just from a barrel. Nice mellowed whiskey, raisin, smoked meats, camp fire, molasses, spice, dark fruits and caramel.

MF- Pretty dry and moderately thick body. Carbonation is nice and high with a somewhat watery feel. ABV well hidden and everything is so mellowed and balanced.

Awesome to be honest. The vanilla oak feel rules with the smoke and whiskey present. Not sure if better with age but this was a great dusty shelf find.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 05:39:01 | More by cbutova
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-16-2013 19:49:14 | More by fdig23
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Deep ruby, murky, crimson highlights. Excellent color. Head has decent retention and lace.

S - Oaky, vanilla, bourbony. I'm not getting as much depth in the nose that I expected.

T - Opens more then the smell with more of that smokiness from the base beer mid palate. Dark dried fruits like plum and fig meld in there too, finishing with some vanilla sweetness. Mild hop bitterness, but really no hop taste.

M - Medium/full body, medium carbonation. Smooth, finishes dry and mostly clean.

O - Lots of flavors going on here, but doesn't really seem to meld all that well for the final verdict. Seems like much of the smokiness from the base beer was lost in the bourbon, which is a shame since that's what I enjoyed most about it. Enjoyable, but I'd pass on buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 14:12:55 | More by garuda
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-14-2013 04:54:46 | More by hoppymcgee
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-27-2013 06:19:37 | More by TheNightwatchman
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tzolandz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-26-2013 22:01:03 | More by tzolandz
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-20-2013 00:21:31 | More by mendvicdog
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-16-2013 15:51:04 | More by aorloski
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml, 2012
The Bruery tulip

A: Burnt orange color. It's pretty darn clear. Some carbonation is present. Not getting tons of head, but I do get lacing from what is there.

S: I think I have become a smoked beer fan, as I really like this one. Pulling nice hints of vanilla and oak first. They mesh well with some of that smoke character.

T: Still getting the major component to regular Otto, that Rauchbier campfire/smoke. Then some of that barrel aging comes in. Wish it was a little bit more, but it's pretty pleasant. Fairly dry on the close with that lingering smokey flavor sticking with you.

M: Big medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 16:21:43 | More by inlimbo77
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ububru

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2012 13:59:08 | More by ububru
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TubaManJack

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-28-2012 02:15:35 | More by TubaManJack
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts with a decent, albeit large-bubbled, head. Surprisingly, it has some staying power, but leaves only some spots for lace. The color is deep brown where light shines through.

Smells more like a Barley Wine than a smoked beer. That is to say it is sweet as if molasses was added after fermentation.

This tastes like a Barley Wine. Plenty of sweetness and alcohol warmth. There's an ample amount of hop, but the swallow is sugary with long brandy-like aftertaste. Rich body with a low carbonation level. The smokiness is almost lost in the richness of the other flavors...it's there but if I hadn't known it was there, I probably wouldn't have identify.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 02:43:19 | More by smcolw
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-05-2012 04:39:33 | More by JeffTheJuice
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-29-2012 21:53:56 | More by mbs11
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into my KtG snifter, dark ruby brown in color, small white head, minimal lacing. The nose has a mix of smoke, bourbon, vanilla and a slight sweetness. Smoke dominates the flavors, hints of oak. Finishes just as it starts, smokey. The body is full, no noticeable booze. Enjoyable, but I think it could have benefitted from more time in the bourbon barrells. It is an improvement over the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 00:59:50 | More by bonkers
Otto In Oak from Victory Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.