Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
3.26/5 rDev -19.5%
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.
01-23-2014 02:34:36 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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.