Victory Resolution Porter | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by maybrick on 01-04-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by maybrick:
Photo of maybrick
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the last brew ever made on the 25 barrel Century system. This brew house was purchased and is now in use at Weyerbacher.

The brew was crafted using seven different malts, a lager yeast and aged and fianlly presented to the public on New Years Eve. There are only 60+- barrles produced so this one will go fast.

It is a great beer to sip slowly and I recommed asking for it as a slow pour. As it warms the malt profile changes and evolves. There is definitely chocalate notes on the cooler side and evolves into fruity, carmely goodness as it warms. Rich brown head. A magnicificent creation.

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Photo of shapudding
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark and beautiful with no light coming through it, nicely browned caramel froth atop it all. Deep malty and sherry scents, but not too intense. So thick and luscious feeling.... creamy and smooth. Rich black coffee/espresso, dark roasted malt and caramel sweetness.... chocolate and hoppinesss... with a bit of dark cherry flavor coming through. Karo syrup sticky sweetness lingers on your tongue after each sip. Man, this stuff goes down very easy, and the flavors just swirl all over your mouth. Great feel and flavors in this one... very, very drinkable.

First had this one at BigDan's New Years Eve brunch, thanks to Lew Bryson. This batch came home to me thanks to the wonderful Ruch!

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Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very pretty beer. Perfect beige/brown head that was just less than substantial. Could be raised up with a quick swirl. Deep black color...I want to say purple but I think that's a 'psychological' thing.

Very nice nose. Like a soft imperial stout. Very very maltly but with a firm spicy hop presence. Definately get a touch of roasty-ness. Not as sharp as the Storm King in hops or roast.

Beautifully smooth flavor with just barely a touch of sharp roasted notes. A very interesting finish. Definately get some mellow sour fruityness, as the menu says, dark cherries for sure. Very clean finish.

Excellent mouthfeel. Hefty but super smooth without being cloying...very good.

Well...I had two 20oz glasses tonight and could of had more if these beasts weren't >8%. Very drinkable...but I had to switch to Uncle Teddy's Bitter...which certainly wasn't the end of the world.

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Photo of 99bottles
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: I was very happy to find this on tap. It was interesting to see that the bar printed a little flyer declaring they had only one keg of this and that it would go fast. I'm glad they didn't limit the servings. In any case, this has a deep brown (black) body and a neatly packed head of dark tan. It looks a lot like an imperial stout. Mmmm.

Smell: This has a very nice smell, not as acrid as I was expecting. Instead, there are nice notes of cocoa, burnt wood, coffee and a subtle sweetness, like molasses.

Taste: This beer develops very nicely as it warms. When first tasted cold from the tap, it showed a sharp roasted character with the trademark bitterness from the dark malts. This has a real taste of dark chocolate; somewhat sweet and somewhat bitter. No discernible taste of alcohol, which is impressive considering the beer's strength. With warmth, comes more cocoa flavor, some light coffee, toffee and maple. The hops are never a key flavor, yet they support the malts and add a nice soft bitterness to the roasted notes. At the conclusion, this is so soft and sweet that you can't help but order another. Really well done.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: As I said, this is nice and approachable. Baltic? I'm impressed. This drinks like an everyday porter. The carbonation is just right and keeps the beer at a nice viscosity, never does it become cloying. Well balanced and extremely tasty. After visiting the brewery, I can only say I hope that this will be revisited on the new brewing system. Oddly enough, no kegs were on at the brewpub and I'm still feeling lucky to have found it in nearby Conshohocken.

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Photo of pheurton
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pitch black with a 1/2" layer of bubbly chocolate milkshake foam on top. roasted cocoa aroma with hints of leafy hops and smoke. ultra smooth, full and creamy. light on the bubbles. this is a big porter. deep roasted chocolate malt flavor with hints of vinous notes and an overall smokey character. subdued but ample leafy hops lend more balance than bittering. the alcohol is imperceptible tastewise. seems to strike a wonderful balance between a porter and an imperial stout, though not as imperial stout-like as some other baltic porters i've had (heavyweight). i'd love to see this on a regular basis.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at the grey lodge in Philly. Thanks for getting some of this Scoats, my man! Dark black with a nice tan head of foam that laces nice on my pint glass. Aromas of cocoa, carmale, a bit of booze, and roasted malts. Imperial porter all the way. Taste is all cocoa powder, booze, caramel, and a bit of green, chewy, leafy, hops. Mouthfeel is slightly chalky, acidic, and damn fine as is the drinkability of this masterpiece. With results like this, perhaps they should buy back the century brewing system!

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blew my mind. First thoughts upon first sip: wow, is that smooth! The taste is smooth, robust, complex and subtle...all at the same time! This is unbelievably good. A big porter with lots of roasted tastes and subtle cherry notes. Ok, I'm assuming some of the complex flavors were cherry-like. I was too impressed with this beer to be overly concerned. Super-good in the mouthfeel. I had two, which for me means this has an exceptional drinkability.

It came with a nice, but thin, head which dissipated and didn't leave much of a trace. Black as night.

The only negative I had was with the smell. I wasn't getting much of a smell. The first had almost none. And the second one had a little bit. It could be my unique situation. Plus, I have a poor sense of smell. Didn't affect the amazing taste.

One hopes that they will do this again. It would almost be a crime not to.

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Victory Resolution Porter from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 7 ratings