ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I generally dig all things Victory, but I do NOT dig this beer. Tastes like In-Bev brewed it......
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Caramel, barley malt and tin aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet toffee malt, cardboard, and lightly bitter hay flavor. Okay.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Light sweet toasty malt aroma. Clear copper with a moderate beige head. Like the aroma, sweet toasty malt flavor. Light body, soft carbonation.
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Red-copper with big, creamy, tan head, good legs / Malty, toasty nose of roast grain, malt, burnt sugar / Light to medium body, very soft carbonation, smooth, some sweetness, mild hopping but well balanced, with lots of toast and just a hint of bitterness on the finish / Flavors of toast, malt, roast almonds, maple, with notes of burnt citrus / Pleasant, but mostly all toast and malt, and approaching flat.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy chestnut pour, large-bubbled puffy cream head, drops quickly leaving ample lacing. Desert-like nose is spiced green apple, brown sugar, cinnamon. Rich pumpernickel flavor up front, crusty and dry through toasty mod with a finish that lasts as it warms, maple and crust. Hoppy aroma teases throughout but makes no presence in flavor.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Standard, easy drinking option. Tarnished copper brown color with a finger or so of tan head. Aroma of grains and malts, essentially nothing else, as promised by the "All Malt" label. Simple taste, malts, roasted malts, and more malts, followed by a mild herbal hoppiness. Bit of an astringent aftertaste. Medium-bodied and easily drinkable.
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours amber with whitish head. Caramel, peat moss, nuts. Low bitterness. Moderately sweet. Medium, creamy body. Not my cup of tea.
EithCubes (5619) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Beautiful deep-dark honey color with orange and brown tones over the ruby and golden, and a clingy lacing beige head. Nose with a good helping of Munich, some earth and dark caramel and surprisingly competent nuts. Dry, lightly bitter, a touch of tang, but thank goodness it’s not a cloying mess - a very repeatable Dunkel is hard to find stateside. Nuts with a woody-spciy finish. Light body with faint fruity esters, some brown sugar, fizzy tight little bundles of carbonation. The malt relatively complex and has a great feel.
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent caramel brown colored body. The mild aroma was nutty. The crisp and clean mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow caramel hop aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of wood nutty and caramel. A wonderful best in class brew.
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog...late 2011/early 2012...probably draft @ VBC...Pours clear amber with a minimal tan head. Aroma is nutty with a touch of sweet caramel. Flavor follows suit...some earthy/breadiness...slightly bland and muddled. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the finish is tealike and abrupt.