HoppyScallywag (31) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sweet, but certainly drinkable. I had a bomber of it. Probably could of had a 12oz bottle after that, but that's it. Then again...the bomber did the trick anyway.
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JFowler (30) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old Horizontal. Thats what your gonna be if your not careful.This is the most appealing Barleywine that I have had to date. Great tasting, smooth (which to me does not go w/ barleywine)solid brew. If you have never had a barleywine start with this one. Nice antique coffee finish. Remember she’s 11%. Don’t put yourself in the hurt box.
Contra (30) - USA - APR 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very strong beer, in every sense of the word. Pours a cloudy amber-brown. Palate is wonderful; thick, creamy, and finishes comes on strong. Flavor is reminiscent of dates, as well as some fruit undertones. Fabulous, although not for the faint hearted.
csuders (30) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
looks great when poured. a bit creamy and very good beer. It doesn’t seem like its over 10% but it is. a couple bottle will sneak up on you. Perfect for the style. and great overall!
lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A strong, licorisy ale with a kick. It certainly lets you know it has 11%! But a great beer to be tasted every year or allowed to sit and ripen for a future tasting. Victory shows its mastery of the style with this one!
DannyP (29) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small dark head.Heavy and well carbonated mouthfeel. Heavy enough for a winter brew, but very drinkable. you can taste theh 10.5% alcohol to a degree. Doesn’t taste overly strong, but the warming flavor is there. Some fruity overtones with just the right amount of malt.
Wynne (28) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite good. My favorite is the Sly Fox Panacea, but Victory knows how to make a good barleywine.
maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful aroma from the moment the bottle is opened. Smelled of nuts with hints of fruit, almost a tangy/spice smell. Taste was quite a pleasant surprise as it was not as sweet as I anticipated. The feel was balanced with a decisive punch of alcohol on the way down. An excellent beer that can be enjoyed more casually than many other specialty beers.
wajacobs (26) - USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a deep reddish brown beer with a strong malty aroma, a full mouth feel with a nice bitter character on a strong malt backbone.
excellent desert beer to serve with berry tarts, or chocolates.
River (25) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a deep mahoghanny color with a white head. It has a sweet, fruity aroma and a sweet flavor with some clove spiciness.