Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
4.4/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Dark Ruby, ruddy, purple-ish brown. Nice orange/honey highlights when held to the light. Not much of a head. Tiny bits of lacing when swirled with decent long legs that drip down the side of the glass.
S- Caramel covered licorice sticks. Sweet pineapple, brown sugar covered molasses cookies, brulee'd sugar, basil, blood orange, vanilla pods rubbed on pink grapefruit, candy corn, pop corn, fresh figs and tons of dried fruit. The alcohol doesn't really come thru in the nose.
T- Dried cherries that were soaked in grapefruit juice, vanilla scented pineapple juice, brown sugar vodka, Good & Plenty, caramel covered cashews, and motor oil! This is ridiculous! Vanilla oak and sweet bourbon! Creme Brulee with whipped cream, toasted almonds, and fresh cut grass!
M- Nice and oily. Greasy and thicker than honey! Now that's my JAM!!! Spicey, tangy, citrusy, and sweet!!! Crazy!
O- Great! Not perfect... but GREAT! The barrel adds tons to this brew! So much mulled spice pulled from the barrels! Vanilla, honey, licorice, cloves, basil, sweetness and booze! I wish this was a yearly brew!
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2013 00:38:10 | More by Thickfreakness
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter.
(A)- Pours a clear reddish mahogany amber color. Minimal off-white froth.
(S)- A lightly citrus hop note meets a caramel/toffee/fig oaky booze sweetness. Slightly floral to me.
(T)- Again, fairly hoppy with hints at some floral citrus meets oaky bourbon and caramel toffee sweetness.
(M)- Fairly sweet and boozy with that oaky hoppy kick. Its balance is fine, though that slight floral aspect throws it off a bit style-wise for me; definitely not a character you would expect in a barrel aged barleywine.
(O)- Not too shabby. If I had to guess, I think (hope) this will benefit from some extended bottle aging.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 15:00:25 | More by sweemzander
3.28/5 rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I usually don't go for bourbon barrel aged beers in the summer but my boss bought this one for me and I never turn down a beer. Its very rich and has a great smell to it. I get notes of vanilla and dark chocolate. It's taste is very creamy with a strong vanilla and oaky flavor. Pretty standard compared to other stouts I've had that were aged in bourbon barrels but its still good!
Serving type: growler
06-27-2014 03:28:00 | More by AyeMito
Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.