Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
750ml cork and cage bottle poured into a large snifter.
A: Red-brown color, very hazy on the pour. Cream-colored head is a bit short-lived, though it was easily revived with some strong swirls of the glass. Lacing is spotty.
S: Brown bread, crust, pecan pie, dark caramel. Tight raspberry ester. Quick spike of alcohol. Earthy hops, hint of pine. Bourbon, vanilla, and oak wrap all of this in a comforting blanket.
T: Caramel, pecan pie, bready dessert, chocolate turtles, brown cocoa. A hefty dose of earthy and piney American hops balances the sweetness. Spike of alcohol. Booze soaked fig and raisin. Warm barrel presence brings lots of chewy caramel, vanilla, oak, and bourbon and wraps everything in a gentle, soothing embrace. Long finish of caramel, brown bread, crust, a touch of dry oak, and fading bourbon.
M: Thick in body. Decadent, chewy, and velvety smooth. Low carbonation. Warming alcohol. Excellent.
O: This is right up my alley. A large and formidable barleywine tempered by time in a barrel. So seamless and well-integrated. The barrel flavors complement the beer perfectly. Just a soothing, relaxing, and comforting beer to drink. Ever seen a cat nestled into the carpet directly in the path of a sunbeam, napping contentedly and oblivious to all around it? That's how I feel when I drink beers like this.
10-26-2013 22:37:24 | More by ryan1788a5
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
3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
750ml into a tulip.
A: Pours a bronze-brown color with a nice khaki head.
S: Molasses, apricot, caramel, oak, brown sugar comprise the nose. Pretty barrel heavy aroma, in a good way.
T: Light dried fruits, cooked caramel, vanilla, pronounced bitterness from the wood and hops, raisin bread, more nutty tannins.
M: Between medium and thick-bodied with light carbonation. Pleasant pull from the tannins.
O: This is pretty delicious, except for the slightly overly assertive bitterness.
01-23-2013 23:22:24 | More by Etan
4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
Poured a clear dark copper with golden edges. There was only about a half finger of head and that dissipated very quickly. The nose is malty as is the upfront flavor. The bourbon notes come forward later in the flavor profile but never become dominant. The mouthfeel is sticky. The finish is a excellent blend of hops, alcohol residue and malt. Very tasty.
01-13-2014 04:09:29 | More by 57md
Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.