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Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

274 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 15
Gots: 51 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

KJ2013, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

hooliganlife, Jan 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Mullinger1980, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

prototypic, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of KVNBGRY
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Brilliant, deep amber, off white ring leaves the most minimal lace.

Aroma - Oak, bourbon, malt

Taste - Similar to aroma, with the addition of vanilla and chocolate covered cherries and malt. Sweet.

Mouthfeel - Boozy at the front, medium bodied, oily.

Overall - Sweet, bourbon, night cap, booze, a year or two would do this wonders.

KVNBGRY, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

MikeCactusGordon, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of ncketchum
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from B&B beverage

A - pours a clear dark brown, minimal head

S - tons of oak, vanilla, dark cherry, raisin

T - caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, biscuit

M - fair amount of alcohol presence, little carbonation

O - really good barel aged barleywine. If I saw this again, I'd definitely pick it up

ncketchum, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Kerrie, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BrandonOakes, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BSUBronco, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

WVbeergeek, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Chaney
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a an Elysian tulip.

A: Poured a bright, ruby red, fairly clear, and with a slight beige head. Looked very much its non-BA counterpart.

S: Nice, silky, coconuty, bourbon quality, with more than a hint of vanilla. Really nice.

T: Ha! It's so great that even though this is a thick, rich, bourbon-laced brew, I can still detect Victory's signature profile: yeasty, CO2 goodness!

M: Sweet, but not too, the carbonation was nice and low, and the hop component was VERY subdued. This was almost an English BW.

O: Definitely a keeper and well worth the $12.99 price tag.

Chaney, Dec 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

DarkLordPsycho, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

VoiceOfTheSoul, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

BillRoth, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

skiofpinsk, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Bockerdoppel91, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Bouder32, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

dfhhead25, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Coldsnack, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

HollyHops, Nov 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Corburk, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

InspectorBob, Nov 21, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle corked and caged. 2012 vintage. Pours an opaque light brown color with a peach tone. Off white head forms and leaves adequate lace.
Aroma of woody bourbon and vanilla. Precisely bourbon and sweet malts.
In the taste, loads of oaky tannins on sweet malts with notes of toffee, vanilla and butterscotch. Bourbon flavor is strong but not overbearing. Oaky flavor, caramel, vanilla and bourbon are the major players. Hops have died down to a ghost bitterness. Still a sweet bourbon soaked affair that fine beverage aficionados covet.
Medium bodied, with carbonation at a low medium. Slightly dry from the barrel aging.
Overall, this a great barrel aged barley wine, what more could you want for the style.

Stinkypuss, Nov 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

iL0VEbeer, Nov 13, 2013
Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.