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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Old Horizontal aged for 3 months in bourbon barrels

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11242) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to Boliv for free beer week. Pours caramel brown with off white/light tan head. Nose is very full - lots of caramel, toffee, vanilla bean, dark fruit, oak, bourbon barrel, Taste is same with some alcohol soaked citrus. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A; Vanilla, brown sugar and alcohol. A: Pours a bronze-brown color with a nice khaki head. T: Follows the nose, very bourbon/oak forward, sweet toffee and sticky malts that ends on the bitter side. P: Thick and creamy.... perhaps too thick for a barleywine, but nothing egregious. O: Awesome barleywine. A bourbon-forward example with a nice base beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (663) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2015
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Incredibly complex flavor. Starts a bit like a bit of a hoppy plain ale, but the taste transforms into brown sugar and smoky bourbon flavors, but not overpowering, with a fairly clean, slightly boozy finish. Very interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (356) - Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2015
A gift and shared from a neighbor, this beer is a powerhouse. Appearance is deep amber, mahogony, burnt red and no head. Aroma is sweet bourbon notes with tasty fruits. Taste is similar but with maple and booze. Palate is sticky but slick. Overall a very satisfying beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2893) - Melboring, 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 doesn’t 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 (7095) - 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 (826) - 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 (3003) - 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 (1040) - 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 (91) - 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 (827) - 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.

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