shrubber85 (6509) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark gold lager with average bubbly head. Aroma of full sweet malt. On fruitier side. Slightly alcoholic, some light roast and sweeter malt.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours yellow amber in the glass. Nose and taste of light spruce, sweet malts. Rated 1/30/01
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light off-white head quickly leaves the medium brown body. Fairly light flavors, bready maltiness pairing along an almost nutty, fruity toasted malt aspects. Good sweet-dry balance. More roastiness than most. Satisfying light body, perhaps a bit too tart, though we’re mostly talking fruit acids.
Ernest (5887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Falling Rock (as Victory Special Lager). Head is mostly lasting. Body is dark amber to medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Not very inspiring, but reasonably decent for the style. A bit metallic in the finish, though.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a reddish amber, I expected it to be a bit darker in hue. Small and fading head as well and almost no lace. The aroma has notes of toffee and caramelized malts, overripened pear and apricot, floral hops, and earthy esters. The taste is also surprising with it fruity notes on top of the malt base. The finish is a bit chalky and spicy with some bitters. The feel is smooth and refreshing enough but does get a bit boring after half the bottle. Okay brew with enough qualities to make it quaffable worthy.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with a thin off white head. Caramel malt, a nutty bitterness, almond, toasted malt with a thin session body. A straight forward amber that a bit above the grain.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Malty aroma with a moderate amount of sweetness and some toast. The flavor is malty sweet with lighter notes of toast and bread. Decent.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep dark amber color with a small tan head and a little lacing. Roasted, toasted, biscuity malt aroma. Sweet and malty, some bitterness and light roast in the taste. Overall, a nice dunkel.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For a Dunkel this is pretty good. I would have liked it if it had more hop flavor and bitterness but a good malty brew, you will like this. I thought the appearance was pretty good for a dunkel, if it were any darker they would have to call it a schwartzbier but the slightly lighter brown color is suiting to the style. I have had other darks that werent as good, you need to get this one fresh, as i have had some other dark lagers like penn dark that were old and you can certainly taste the difference. A must try if you like others from Victory.