goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured mostly clear amber color with a medium creamy beige head. Fruity and thick caramel malt. Some aged malt character. Malty with some tart fruitiness and a caramel base. Medium bodied.
Quevillon (2531) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
De richlikebeer. Brun acajou, moyen collet. Arome de noix, un peu de malte. Goût malte très légé, un peu sucré mais bien.
eaglefan538 (2900) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured nice caramel dark amber color with a genereous initial head that provided lacing for the rest of the beverage. Aroma was a bit bready and sweet. Flavor was mostly malty with bread topping the caramel flavors. Almost no hops dectected. Mouthfeel was moderate and not overpowering. A bit too sweet for what I wanted, but enjoyable.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Victory. Clear amber/copper w beige head that could have lasted longer. Very nice, clean, fresh med roast malt with light hops. Not too sweet. Pushing med bodied. I have always liked lagers. It’s nice to enjoy fine quality lagers at Victory. Quite refreshing.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Swet tea tobacco. Light sweet, mostly smooth, cigar. not bad. Unmemorable.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Victory All Malt Dark Lager pours to a beautiful, bright, light chestnut color with a creamy white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is incredible. Deep, toasty, slight sweet and nutty aromas are balanced with just the right amount of grassy hop aromas. The palate is firm with fantastic dark malt flavors of toast, nuts, and slighty sweet malt. The body is very round and smooth, making this an exceptionally clean dunkles. All Malt Dark Lager finishes with more of the deep malt character up front, and then drys out to perfection with a balancing grassy hop bite that slightly lingers.
Wow. Stylistically this beer is flawless, and is so drinkable, you can not help but reach for another one. This beer would make a perfect session beer, and will work extemely well with a number of dishes. You can match this with anything from a pizza, to a nice juicy hamburger, to grilled bratwurst, to a roasted chicken or pork dinner. This beer is a seasonal, so if Victory beers are available in your market it, look for this one, ask for this one, and enjoy this amazing dark lager!
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Poured a dark amber color with a small head, little bit of lacing. Roasted, malt aroma. Sweet and malty, little touch of a bitter flavor toward the end. Overall, very nice."
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle: This one pours a clear amber/caramel brown color, with a little off-white head on it. There is a somewhat sweet, but not too strong caramel aroma to the beer. Some floral notes also. The taste is mainly mildly sweet caramel malt. This is very smooth going down. A very nice session beer.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark caramel brown, cleary body with thin tan ringing head. Sweet chocolate, malt aroma. Sweet malty flavor reminiscent of a Munich dunkel. Very similar to the Munich Hofbrauhaus dunkel in fact. Medium palate.
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) I guess I always expect great things from Victory, but I’m a little underwhelmed by this boring beer. Toasty malts, mildly bitter and hoppy, and minimally sweet, there’s just not much here, and the dark malt all but disappears in the "lagerish" finish. It’s kind of like drinking slightly sweetened iced tea. Lightly toasty and malty nose isn’t very aromatic. Medium bodied when first sipped, but the finish is pretty watery. Orange-brown color isn’t the prettiest, and the small light tan head fades to the tiniest of rings. I’d been trying to get my hands on this beer for years, but I feel like I’ve been missing anything during my pursuit. Bland and boring.