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RATINGS: 1630   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - APR 28, 2006
Bottle. The first word that came to mind after I had a sip was ’wow!’ It is a dark amber beer with a malty taste. The first sip can take you back. The 10.5% alcohol was not noticable, which could be a problem if you do not read the label before drinking! A good, hearty beer but not something I would try during the warmer months. Cheers

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2007
bottled dec 06. Aroma of oranges and grapefruit. nice two finger head that subsides to a thick lace. soft mouthfeel. deep amber color. Very nice, mellow malt flavor with a very nice alcohol warmth. Overall, a great, great barleywine. Perfect to savor at the end of the night. I bet this is amazing aged for a few years

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2004
This beer is named appropiatly. The alcohol is noticable but not overwhelming. Aroma is a sweet, fruity nose. Taste is lightly malty and fruity sweet. This is a excellent Barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 29, 2014
Big big big flavors happening here in a very good beer. 22oz bottle shared with friends poured into 7oz glasses. Lively carbonation, great lacing. Bitter and earthy hops, caramel and fruit.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2002
This is my favorite of this style. Deep amber, sweet malty. Enough hops to satisfy. DELICIOUS! Victory does it again!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Deep amber with a very long head. The aroma has lots of dried fruit and toffee. The taste has absolutely no trace of the high alcohol content. It is a perfect balance of the bitter grapefruit from the hops and the creamy, toffee flavored malt.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Deep orange, almost red color with off-white head. Sweet malty aroma woth some hop spicyness. Lots of malt an hops with a slightly bitter, warming aftertaste. Wonderfully balanced. This is a great one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
bottled 06Jan01: Deep golden amber with brown/beige head. Deep fruity aroma of prunes adn apricots. Sweet malty flavor no hops. Definitely could use some more age as it still has some of its sharp edges. Very textbook example of a BW

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2002
One strong ass beer. Highly recommend it.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
The Old Horizontal (1 year old) opens with a sharp hiss. It pours a clear, deep ruby/orange/copper. The aroma is equally malt and hop, alongside some sweet fruity esters. The flavor starts with a candyish malt, followed quickly by a brash hoppiness. There is a noticeable alcohol in the finish, followed by an agressive hop dryness. The hop flavor lingers. Although the body doesn’t indicate a ’syrupy’ quality, this beer is a bit cloying - very much a brandy snifter barleywine. More ’over the top’ than most barleywines, but that’s what Victory’s all about, isn’t it?


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