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Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 15
Gots: 50 | FT: 6
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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Peyton5410

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -75.3%

01-09-2013 20:06:19 | More by Peyton5410
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aasher

Indiana

2/5  rDev -50.6%

03-04-2013 03:53:00 | More by aasher
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

01-19-2014 16:00:08 | More by thedifferencemaker
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Brew33

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

01-13-2014 00:12:24 | More by Brew33
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MADPolo

Alabama

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-03-2013 15:01:01 | More by MADPolo
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.9%

08-13-2013 02:13:28 | More by timjim1327
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.9%

11-01-2013 13:35:03 | More by jegross2
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.9%

02-22-2013 01:36:12 | More by mmsimmons
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.9%

01-31-2014 05:38:20 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25.9%

05-14-2014 21:50:05 | More by Kyrojack
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -24.7%

A-dark chestnut with a thin cream colored head

S-smells like a real strong and boozy ale. Caramel and lots of malts. Doesn't smell too great. Smells like a mess.

T-oh boy this is a strong one. This comes in with a taste of alcohol, caramel malts, and a lot of bitterness. It's fairly sweet and syrupy. It's a mess.

M-medium to low carbonation with a syrupy finish.

O-not sure what I was expecting, but from victory I was expecting something a little more refined. I can't believe how difficult this is to drink but then a beer like Olde School can be a work of art. This one is for tastings but I think it would take more than three people to drink this bottle.

02-18-2013 02:01:36 | More by AdamBear
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

01-21-2013 03:03:31 | More by brez8791
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

01-19-2013 22:31:07 | More by yourefragile
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

03-26-2014 02:29:38 | More by KAF
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

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
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AyeMito

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -19%

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!

06-27-2014 03:28:00 | More by AyeMito
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.29/5  rDev -18.8%

The beer is pretty clear and amber hued with a small head. The aroma consists of oak, malt, barrels, fruit. Really tannic and oaky in both the aroma and flavor. Sharp on the palate. Sweet and tannic flavor with lingering wood in the aftertaste. This was ok. Best in small doses.

01-12-2013 23:50:42 | More by Huhzubendah
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-29-2012 21:37:54 | More by jjd315
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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.