Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.99/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured into a snifter. I just had BA Hibernation yesterday, so we shall see who can do it better.
3.75 A: Deep amber color. Perhaps half a finger of creamy beige head. Retention is about average for the ABV and a small ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: The caramel in this runs deep. Tons of complexity just from the caramel flavors. You get from light and sugary to decadent to roasty. Fruitiness is nearly as strong as the caramel - plum, raisin, tobacco, currants, and a bit of dates as well. Dense malty backbone with plenty of toastiness. The bourbon is surprisingly weak in the nose. It's there, but plays a complementary role instead of leading the show. Earthy, leathery, and fruity is the bourbon and barrel.
4.0 T: The taste offers much of the same. Deep, complex layers of caramel. Sticky neutral maltiness with plenty of toastiness. Plum, raisin, tobacco are strong with currant underneath and dates underneath that. A little more bourbon than in the nose, but still complementary - earth, leather, oak, vanilla, complementary fruitiness.
4.0 M: Heavier body. Good moderate carbonation with a moderate creaminess. Sticky, sweet aftertaste. Good here.
4.0 D: This was definitely a good beer, which isn't surprising considering Old Horizontal is a good beer. I would have liked the bourbon to have more input into the flavor profile, but it's fine the way it is. I must admit that I liked the BA Hibernation a bit more, but this is half the price. Given all that, I'd choose this one every time until I win the lottery or something.
03-20-2013 03:26:39 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
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
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.
04-14-2013 23:21:43 | More by joeseppy
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!
10-12-2013 22:15:30 | More by bluejacket74
Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.