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Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

270 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 56
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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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

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
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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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Etan

Wisconsin

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
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-31-2014 03:08:33 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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deonreds

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-16-2014 09:14:31 | More by deonreds
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-28-2013 04:15:29 | More by TasteTester
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

01-09-2013 23:07:42 | More by jwat
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-07-2013 01:01:22 | More by rydev24
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-25-2013 06:20:53 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-18-2013 05:32:19 | More by Phillyz
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-30-2014 05:10:35 | More by vinny21bal
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-28-2014 20:34:25 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-21-2013 03:38:21 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-05-2014 00:58:11 | More by Eaglefan344
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-06-2014 04:13:17 | More by mjtiernan
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

02-07-2013 20:17:32 | More by skaboom420
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-17-2013 18:08:13 | More by Jason1337
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-05-2013 00:51:31 | More by AdamP
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57md

Pennsylvania

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
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-03-2014 14:36:56 | More by freduardo
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-02-2014 01:23:25 | More by Evan
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-12-2014 16:38:13 | More by touchmeimsac
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-17-2013 23:24:10 | More by Massbmx
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-24-2013 23:31:11 | More by kbuzz
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Magery

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-07-2013 19:31:36 | More by Magery
Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.