tenmileview10 (2) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have you ever rip-started a lawn mower? I have. And I’d equate that experience to drinking this beer. Full, IYF (if yo’ face) assault on your senses. Oh, were you just saying you need to update your resume later? You also probably need to apply to a number of philanthropic jobs at some point in the next two days. I do too, I love dogs. BUT you cannot do that because the VICTORY brewing co. just took a major rain (shit) on your parade. Delicious light cinnamon and figs, old oak and dark as fuck berry fruits. Not so sweet, but then again that may be good so it won’ t fuck your little sister. All in all, if this beer was a person, it’d be Dave Duchoveny because it’s hot on the outside and just as good while it’s in you. BUT....you wake up knowing you got worked.
superspak (2117) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/15/2010. Pours very hazy and cloudy reddish brown color with a small fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, fig, prune, apple, molasses, brown sugar, toast, leather, floral, slight pine, and earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes and subtle hops. Taste of big caramel, toast, raisin, apple, fig, molasses, leather, brown sugar, floral, grass, light pine, and earthiness. Slight earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, leather, floral, grass, light pine, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Excellent balance and complexity of malt flavors with subdued hops; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a creamy, fairly slick, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent barleywine. Great balance and complexity of malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy brown with ruby tint and a small off white head. Nose is fruity, peaches, raisins, light citrus, caramel, toffee and some light spice. Taste is sweet with great bitter balance. The mouthfeel is creamy, clean, heavy body and a long do finish.
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bytemesis (2414) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2008. Pours clear deep reddish brown with a large creamy beige head that leaves decent lacing. Room filling aroma of caramel, toffee, whiskey. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet with a bit of orange citrus in the mix..Lightly zesty finish, a bit acidic. Medium body, bubbly champagne like mouth feel. Quite nice.
rbrazell (1403) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Fermentation. Clear copper pour with a frothy white head. Big, sweet caramel driven aroma with underlying dates, figs, brown sugar, banana bread with notes of piney hops. Flavor is caramel malts, fig, dates, french toast, and hints of hop bitterness in the end. Big, bold beer that’s on the sweet and boozy side.
RobertDale (2835) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark amber with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, and hops. Taste is caramel malt, raisins, prunes, toffee, chocolate, and hops. Some alcohol warming. Very good!
S_Side_Smitty (384) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber-red with a minimal head. Aroma is heavy malts - almost like animal feed (not in a bad way) & molasses. Taste is light molasses, maybe a faint citrus, & mellowed malts. The alcohol is well hidden. This is like the candy of Barley Wines. Awesome!!
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly murky amber pour with a soapy head - looks like it has some heft. Fruity sweet and malty nose. Full palate. Taste is malty with sweet caramel and fruit. Very nice. Some alcohol burn is present on the finish.
budznsudz (421) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 batch on draft at the pour house nj. Pours ruby red with a solid white head. Aroma is banana bread malt and vanilla with a healthy hop dose. Taste is caramelized sugar, toffee malt and floral hops. Rich and complex, lives up to the hype.
kimjongill (207) - - NOV 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 From 2010 bottle. 2 years old. Appearance is a dark orange/ruby. Lots of yeasties floating around in the brew from its long aging process. Tiny lip of white head. The aroma is strong and wonderful: caramel malts, orange, and cherries. No signs of oxidation in the taste. The sweetness of this beer is still well balanced by what must have been a substantial hopping. Another six months and I feel this beer will strike the perfect balance. Mouthfeel is spot on for the style.