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Oak Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

259 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 13
Gots: 49 | 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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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2014 20:34:01 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-23-2014 23:23:28 | More by mquinn919
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deonreds

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.1%

05-14-2014 21:50:05 | More by Kyrojack
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-30-2014 19:21:29 | More by atrocity
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-28-2014 00:58:49 | More by aqualung23
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a copper red body with minor head and an aroma that is boozy - hits me hard. Also some wood (there's your oak) and touches of vanilla along with some caramel and other sugary sweetness. Thick, a little sticky but the oak keeps it smooth, the alcohol presence is apparent but thankfully complements, not hinders, the experience of slowly sipping on this beer. And it is a slow sipper because the bourbon/whiskey aspects along with the sweetness had me a little buzzed after I finished my pint. Beyond booze, caramel and vanilla possible dark fruits like figs are in the beer. Finishes a little hot and heavy as this a bourbon-like beer that is built for the long run.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2014 16:29:03 | More by clayrock81
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devilfluff

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-17-2014 13:43:17 | More by devilfluff
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-06-2014 21:44:40 | More by Axnjxn
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-05-2014 16:37:16 | More by Luweezy
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-05-2014 02:41:38 | More by KevinGordon
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-03-2014 19:26:57 | More by mpayne5
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-31-2014 03:08:33 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-29-2014 02:04:28 | More by JRod1969
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -20%

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

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/20/2012. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, fig, citrus peel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, vanilla, clove, oak, bourbon, light coconut, light pine, and toast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark malt, bourbon barrel, and light-moderate hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, raisin, fig, citrus peel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, coconut, light pine, and toast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of earthy oak tannin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, fig, citrus peel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, clove, bourbon, brown bread, light coconut, and toast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of dark malt, bourbon barrel, and light hop flavors; with a great malt/barrel flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, moderately slick, and lightly syrupy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent BA barleywine. All around great complexity and balance of deep malt, bourbon barrel, and light-moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:44:59 | More by superspak
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-16-2014 22:18:47 | More by tut2528
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-10-2014 22:27:43 | More by osuskin
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Grinky

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-07-2014 17:47:15 | More by Grinky
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle received via Growling at the Moon. Corked and caged. Thanks for the brew, Dain!

Pours into a DFH snifter, forming a 1/4" orangey-tan head over the totally cloudy reddish brew. Head recedes to the rim promptly, with leggy slow-falling lace. Aroma is fruity alcohol.

Taste starts syrupy fruitiness,oak and a touch of tart in the middle, hops bitterness and alcohol heat through the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is very nice. Excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 22:21:34 | More by ppoitras
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Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-24-2014 15:02:41 | More by Joecaddie
Oak Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.