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Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

270 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 15
Gots: 51 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jzeilinger on 12-28-2012)
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Reviews by CurtFromHershey:
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a deep burgundy with modest but resilient head. Soft billows subside to a thin cap which hangs around awhile.

Smell seems off. Uh oh. Opened a 750ml by myself. Wet sawdust predominant. Weak boozy bourbon character.

Taste is thankfully much better than the nose. Mellow bourbon gives way to rich caramel and bready malts. Little to no hop character so I'm not sure this one will change a whole lot with age.

Mothfeel is thick and creamy.... perhaps too thick for a barleywine, but doesn't detract from the experience.

Overall a wonderful beer which I will thoroughly enjoy sipping throughout the evening.

01-27-2013 00:48:04 | More by CurtFromHershey
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%

08-18-2014 18:07:55 | More by GameOfBeers
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daveshawley

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

A - pours a hazy very reddish brown - almost pink when you hold it up to the light. The thin head is gone quickly and no lacing left behind. There is a thin but constant stream of slowly rising bubbles.

S - rich caramel with some floral hints of hops and something that I can’t put my finger on.

T - matches the aroma with rich caramel and a good dose of bourbon. The barrel aging is really working well here. It doesn’t quite hide the bite of Old Horizontal.

M - carbonation is next to non-existent. Leaves a nice bitter on the back of the tongue that lingers long after.

O - This is a good one. Particularly if you are partial to Old Horizontal to begin with. I’ll have to set at least one bottle aside for while. Hopefully a little age will smooth it out even more.

12-29-2012 03:11:56 | More by daveshawley
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%

Pour resembles a cherry cider color with a generous cherry vanilla head.

Not much on smell. Digging in, I pick up on oak and malt sweetness.

Sweet brew with alcohol sensation from the oaky bourbon, could be deeper. Caramel, vanilla and raisin blends.

Coats the mouth well and easy carbonation. Sticky lacing follows throughout.

Maybe too sweet for me but its alright. For the price I would not purchase again.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

750 ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with a half inch light tan head. Head retention is decent, not much lacing. Aroma is nice and malty, it smells like dark fruit, oak, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, and caramel. The taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like dark fruit, oak, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, brown sugar, caramel, candied fruit, toffee, and some booze. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit coating and creamy with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, worth a try for sure!

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Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.