deKooning (3) - USA - JAN 13, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is great stuff. Huge, floral hop fragrance. Substantial, sticky-sweet mouthfeel. So yummy I tend to down them rather quickly.
Hmm...is that a problem? No! Quite enjoyable.
This is a beer to have when you want more than one of something strong and warming. Hell, cellar a case and enjoy them at the beach this summer.
hypoluxa (3) - Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2006 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah, the old horizontal. You must have it on tap at the brewery, the bottle does not even come close. My first one off the tap had a firm caramel head with a wonderful sweet aroma. Spicy and pungent with a hint of fruity goodness. The second one was better than the first and after that I realy didnít notice much of anything. Watch out, it does creep up on ya. All in all a spiritual experience if you ever get a chance to visit eastern PA.
zach272 (3) - USA - FEB 2, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
lovely rich nut brown, big lingering tan head. aroma: tons of toasty malt, chocolate, some coffee, yeast. rich, somewhat viscous mouthfeel. persistent but moderate hop presence over massive caramel malt flavors, chocolate and figs. hops and malt linger on the tongue
Maltznbelg (3) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer too bad they don't make it anymore. I have 6 more left and can't wait to try them
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
odyssey24 (2) - Temple, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A caramel color with a sweet scent. A sweet malty start with a nice alchohol warming. The finish on this beer makes you want another.
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 Iíd equate that experience to drinking this beer. Full, IYF (if yoí 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 woní t fuck your little sister. All in all, if this beer was a person, itíd be Dave Duchoveny because itís hot on the outside and just as good while itís in you. BUT....you wake up knowing you got worked.
AndyMills (1) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 4, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love it. Probably my favorite Victory beer. Fruity, smooth, sweet but not as much as some barley wines. Overall a great find. Iíll have it again and again.
tedw4rd (1) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful looking beer bought bottled from (of all things) a local pizza shop. Very pleasant nose, and very nice initial flavor. Finishes with a lot of malty flavor, almost too much. Overall, one of the better beers Iíve had, though.
BigHoppy (1) - michigan city, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like many of the barleywines, the sweet malty aroma is abundant. However, the victory signature is apparent in the quality of the finish. Very smooth and a wonderful taste in a cool setting.
The_Lee_Man (1) - River Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: smelled like someone was making caramel in the kitchen.
Appearance: Dark Amber Clear, Head was light color and didnít last long.
Taste: This is where it got interesting. I bought a six pack because a rep at a liquor store told me it was pretty good. I had never heard of this beer but Iíd tasted the V-12 and love that one. So I gave it a try. I took my first sip and was blown away. This beer was a perfect standard of a barleywine style. Even for being fresh and not aged, it was perfectly balanced and well rounded out with the perfect amount of hops and malt. Not too sweet up front like the smell suggested. The finish was a bit sweet but that didnít linger too long. Just went right for the next sip!
Palate: Mouth feel was big and malty, but refreshing with slight citrus overtones from the hops.
Overall: This is one of my newest favorites! The new gold standard for Barleywines!