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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
This poured a brick orange color with a slight haze and soft light that exudes form the body of the beer. A fat off white head of orange tinged foam to top the beer and it fell lazy like it had all day and left great lace and alcohol legs. Nose is fantastic. Itís candied orange peel, malty caramel with a bit of nut and butterscotch, fresh orange to go with that and a little bit of hop presence.

Taste is all that and more. The caramel is smooth and buttery with a hint of nuttiness. The fruits are lively and fresh with a bit of fresh orange to really juice things up. The malt sweetness has something buttery on ti and that is like candy. The mouthfeel is full and sticky and has a bit of pine resin to coat the throat and let the solvent like alcohol just graze your palate before the finish. A bit of warmth and you have just had one exciting ride.

Super. Just super.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CampesinoTino (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bomber. Dark coppery crimson colored with a hearty layer of beige foam. Lots of herbal hops, dark sugars, pine resin and ripe citrus in the aroma. The taste is dominated by caramel, hops resin and candied citrus peel upfront along with some dark fruits, persimmon and pine. Naturally thick and creamy body with more sugary malts and alcohol in the finish. Great example of an American Barley Wine done right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (769) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
22 oz bomber pours a dark amber color with a nice off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, pine, resin, caramel malt. Full bodied, sticky and sweet, a great example of an american barley wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Draft. Pours a clean brown, thinner looking than one might expect for a barleywine. Nice velvety mouthfeel, with a fairly sweet finish. Hops come through nicely in the aroma and on the palate, eventually balancing the sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (1834) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. This is a big burly BW with lots of great malt and hop flavour and plenty of warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmericanHobo (45) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Nice bold taste, lingers on palate. Despite high ABV there is no hotness to taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
22oz bottle - pours a deep rusty copper with tan head . Bready aromas with some dark fruit . Sharp piney hop note is balanced out by some raisiny sweetness . Moderate alcohol on the palate . Pretty drinkable for 11% and like the $ point $8.99 . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Heavy toast aroma from a typical American barleywine. Thick lacings rim the glass of the hazy copper ale. Hot alcohol burns through the strong caramel flavors. Malt flavors do not clean up in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1050) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Clear red orange pour with a beige head that fades down to a film. Strong fruits an caramel aroma with some booze. Taste is pineapple cake, caramel, and alcohol. Alcohol is a little on the hot side. Slight hoppy bitterness but sweet overall. Slick chewy texture. Slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Hmm, this is an interesting one. Dark amber, somewhat clear, a finger of beige head. Fruity nose, fruit cake like. The taste has a fairly harsh bitterness followed by an almost cloying fruit cake sweetness, a little weird. This is definitely more of an American style Barleywine, which isnít my favorite style. Itís alright, but no the best Victory offering by any means.

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