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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Old Horizontal aged for 3 months in bourbon barrels

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Finally got a few bottles of this from a local case store. Pours a hazy very reddish brown - almost pink when you hold it up to the light. The thin head is gone quickly and no lacing left behind. There is a thin but constant stream of slowly rising bubbles. Aroma is rich caramel with some floral hints of hops and something that I canít put my finger on. Taste matches the aroma with rich caramel and a good dose of bourbon. The barrel aging is really working well here. It doesnít quite hide the bite of Old Horizontal. Maybe a little age will smooth it out more. Finishing up the first glass - this one leaves a nice bitter on the back of the tongue that lingers long after. Overall, this is a good one. Particularly if you are partial to Old Horizontal to begin with. Iíll have to set at least one bottle aside for while. I expect this to age nicely. Update 12-Oct-2013: pulled another bottle of this after 9-1/2 months and it is aging well. The sharp hops have calmed down a little and the caramel is coming to the forefront. The booziness is still a little too present but it is aging nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2432) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2015
C&C bottle. Thanks to budznsudz I think. Aroma is super oaky, lots of woody aroma. Not much booze character. Light vanilla. Taste is much the same, mostly dominated by a tannin like wood without much booze/spirit. Medium, slightly chewy mouthfeel. No significant alcohol. Light carbonation doesnít help this beer much. Light alcohol warming in the ears after a few sips. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Sampled while visiting IL in June, 2014. 750mL bottle brought by me, I believe. Amber pour with a small khaki head, mild lacing. Disappointing aroma, not much barrel, just a wisp of vanilla and oak, otherwise lots of sweetness, caramel, fruity. Sweet flavor, too much again, not enough barrel, dark fruits, brown sugar, syrupy. Disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (813) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Pours a deep red brown with a wispy white head. Big Woody, vanilla aroma. Taste has woody, cherry, general whisky and vanilla notes. Mouthfeel is pretty sticky. Finish is sweet and boozy. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2821) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor was sweet with caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and some brown sugar. Syrup texture, medium-plus body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (883) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
750ml bottle - 2013 vintage - pours a deep rusty orange with off white head . Herbal oaky aroma . Lots of barrel flavors ... Strong woody oak , vanilla .... Faint bourbon sweetness with a strong hop presence . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rollingwood (87) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2015
A well-balanced and nuanced take on their Old Horizontal, mixing subtle notes with Victory's tendency to amply hop. Lay this one back for a year and see what happens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (782) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2012 bomber - interesting. Maple brown sudsy pour with thin white head that lingers. Nose of malt, light vanilla, and toffee. Taste follows the nose. Barrel notes are very subdued from the small amount of aging. Almost like a BABW light but with enough heft in the base beer you are not left wanting more. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Rating number 5000!! Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a red-brown color with a large creamy orange-tan head that lingered forever and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet pineapple upsidedown cake, bouron, oak, sugar, toffee and dark fruit. The flavor was sweet toasted coconut, vanilla, oak, pineapple upsidedown cake, toffee, dark fruits and a boozy presence that pervaded. Very long finish with lingering pineapple, toffee and booze. Full bodied, almost syrupy. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2606) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Poured from 2013 bottle picked up just tonight, kids get candy I get this, seems fair. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head, aroma has quite a bit of bourbon and vanilla with quite a bit of malt and sweetness as well, the flavor has a really sweet front end but itís offset from the bourbon in the finish, seems like itís faded a bit, abv is well hidden, pretty malty over all, kind of wish this was a fresh bottle and not a year old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1911) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Creamy eggshell head, slightly hazy deep cooper brown. Lacquer hops, vanilla, oak, slight bourbon and raisin malt sweetness in the aroma. Actually big hops on this, lacquer, toffee, bourbon, and very warming. Medium to thicker body with solid carbonation.

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