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Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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90
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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 12
Gots: 47 | FT: 5
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 Teleweizen2:
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a deep yet clear mahogany. becomes more hazy as yeast gets mixed in. two fingers of light tan foam on top which quickly dissipate to a film and ring around the glass.

S - barrel notes are very aggressive. lovely notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and bourbon. underneath the strong barrel notes are the classic elements of the base beer. lots of gooey caramel and toffee. Dark and dried fruits add a juicy character like dates, raisins and cherries.

T - sweet flavors of caramel, toffee, and burnt sugar. hints of bourbon and some slight fussel enter after. spicy notes enter mid palate. a hints of black pepper along with notes of vanilla. notes of dates and raisins on the back end of the palate along with lingering notes of wood and vanilla.

M - full bodied with a round creamy texture. medium carbonation with tight round bubbles.

O - really nice barrel aged beer. The base beer was fantastic and I wish it was still available as I think it is slightly more enjoyable but this version is quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:48:00 | More by Teleweizen2
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Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.