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RATINGS: 1571   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Luxuriously rich in character, this warming winter ale delivers over 10% alcohol in an oh-so-seductive manner. Deliciously fruity flavors lie under a bracing hop nose.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 8, 2002
Very clear amber and exceptionally weak head. Nice aroma, candylike with notes of caramel. The flavor was a bit too overpowering though, I didnít think that this was nearly as good as the other top 10ís.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Reddish brown color w/ very little head, this is a strong one. Itís flavor is very rich w/ a slightly bitter finish. Loved it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2002
Deep red/brown color - sheís a beauty! Light tan head quickly dissipates. Strong nose - caramel and malt. Medium chewy mouthfeel. Light carbonation - perfect. Good balance between malt and hops. Slight winey flavors. Strong finish - bittersweet - with a bit of heat. Excellent price/value for a barley wine!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tartz99 (10) - USA - MAY 23, 2002
A full course meal in a bottle!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 I just canít find a Victory brew that isnít outstanding. Seductively smooth and delicious. RERATE: The more I have it, the more I love it. This is my desert island beer. RERATE 3/05: Red body, tan head, sweet nose with some hops. I notice that this isnít as hoppy as it was a couple of years ago. In particular, it doesnít have that PNW hop bite. That isnít necessarily a bad thing, though. Nice malts, rich mouthfeel, minimal alcohol presence. A lot more subtle than it was in 2002.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Toiletduck (20) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Great finishing beer. Very rich and fruity in flavor compared to Rogueís Old Crustacean. I live about 45 minutes from Victoryís brewpub, but oddly enough Iíve never been there. This beer makes me want to go and taste the draught version.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Deep clear dark amber-copper, small head with tight little bubbles, sweet smokey caremel fruity aroma. Sweet and malty, flavors of cotton candy and fruit , not much bitterness in the finish, very smooth and full bodied with a full and creamy mouthfeel, a warming sipping ale, very good for the style, not over hopped.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2002
Wonderfully balanced touch of malt and hop bitterness hidden behind the fruitiness. Will have to add more to my cellar!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2002
Malty honey aroma with a deep mahogony red appearance. Syrupy like mouthfeel, with very well balanced middle and a dry bitter finish. Canít taste the 11% abv at all, great sipper.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Love this beer, dark, smooth and ass kickingly strong. victory wins again!!


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