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RATINGS: 1570   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kayres (473) - , Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
Floral aroma with hints of fruit. Medium bodied and smooth. Slightly sweet and peary. Finishes with some citrussy hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
greyghost86 (6) - - APR 5, 2014 does not count
Had this back in December 2013. Nice dark pour with slight brownish/tan head that didn’t linger very long. Aroma was not very strong, earthy, raisin, with a chocolate/coffee. Taste was a mix of caramel/raisin and a roasted coffee. Taste was much better than the aroma. Great mouth feel with good malt backbone and a very mild hop mixed in there. Overall a good tasting Barleywine style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JOHNCONOR (23) - USA - MAR 30, 2014
Delicious aroma of some soft fruit. Nice foamy head on the pour, hangs in there as well. Color is a dark hazy amber. Alcohol is present on the pallet though it remains smooth and rich. Stunning barley wine…Victory is a great company and this offering does not disappoint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (550) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Ruddy brown, absolutely crystal clear with a thin, off white head that fades quickly. The smell draws you in with deep caramel notes, toffee and brown sugar. Taste follows the smell, lots of caramel, sweet butterscotch notes, lightly bitter on the back end. Fairly viscous with a medium to low amount of carbonation. This is an extremely drinkable barleywine. It doesn’t taste like it could even be 8 percent alcohol let alone 11.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (690) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2014
citrus smell to it, taste is too hoppy for me, especially for a barleywine! I appreciate different takes on the styles but this is too much!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewballs (190) - USA - MAR 28, 2014
Victory are prolific. They put out saisons or ipas that are usually good. And to see a barleywine in their stable is a breath if fresh air. Plum hue. Mild head. It is boozy but not prominent. The wash down is a bit dry. Plus I wish it had more body. Its good but not Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (433) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap. Dark ruby red color. Caramel aroma. Boozy taste. You can really taste the alcohol in this one. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (362) - Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Caramel, sweet aroma. Taste, exactly the same, caramel, sweet fruits. Alcohol present but also hidden well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Sean. Best by 11/15/14, so 4+ years old. Smells like a semi sweet caramelly barleywine. Taste is very balanced. Has a touch of the hard ribbon candy i expect from a barlywine but Im assuming it mellowed out nicely. Mouth feel is velvety smooth. Never had this fresh to compare, but this is one of the best non BA barleywines I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (612) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a really nice amber that looks like brandy in the glass once the head dies down. Aroma is rich with caramel and molasses. Taste is sweet and rich up front, into a hop balance and plenty of boozy burn. Aftertaste is syrupy sweet, mixed with bready malts and hops. Very nicely balanced. Rich and smooth overall.

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