Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
3.26/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
750ml bottle into a snifter
A: Pours a light amber color with two fingers of fluffy off white head. Good retention and great lacing. Active carbonation apparent in the beer.
S: Strong spicy oak with a mixture of dark fruit and caramel malt backbone. Bourbon is there, but it's certainly not in your face. Quite a bit of hoppiness left in this beer. Some diacetyl is also present, though I tend to be very sensitive to it.
T: Interestingly, the beer starts off with a blast of piney hops. This beer is very hoppy. Sweet vanilla and spicy oak quickly come in after that. Bourbon is there, but certainly in the background. Alcohol is also quite strong.
M: A bit thin with strong carbonation.
O: An average barrel aged barleywine, maybe slightly above average. This beer is intensely bitter and I'm not sure the barrel goes that well with the base beer. However, it's certainly not terrible.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2014 02:34:36 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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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.