CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to richlikebeer: Pours a nice rich dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is very caramely sweet with an authentic German lager yeast presence with a hint of floral noble hops. Starts with a caramelized malty sweetness quickly turning very sticky and dry toward the doughy finish. Something’s just wrong with the palate. Not quite sure how, but it’s very sticky and astringent without being that sweet. Has some nice authenticity, but I’m having trouble finishing the 12oz bottle because of its off-tasting stickiness. It’s very strange as I have never had this extreme a sensation with a beer before. Seems like it would be a good brew otherwise. Perhaps a rerate is due in the future.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear cola/caramel colored, showing a bright ruby under light, with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, bread, molasses, mild licorice, fruit. Taste is bread, yeast, sweet roasted malt, light peppery alcohol, cherry, caramel, toffee, with some bitter fruit - berries, orange - and hints of spice. Light to medium bodied, slick mouth feel, almost syrupy.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2005 I’m glad I was able to find this beer. Pours a soda like dark brown with very little head. The aroma is a little weak in my opinion. Nothing really jumps out at me except for malts and white wine and a bit of caramel and cherry. The taste has malts, cherry, white wine, caramel and toffee. The complexity is well done because it is layered well. This is a damn good session beer which I am enjoying. Victory has yet to dissapoint me.
Arayaga2 (1930) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark carmel in color, with a bready molasses flavor that is distinctly separate from its bitterness.
zathrus13 (1739) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 Bottle. Color is red/amber, with beige head. Aromas are sweet malt, brown sugar, and a small amount of fruit. Flavors sweet malt, brown sugar, hops, and a bit of cherry. Not as sweet as I expected. Body is medium, and just right for this beer. Another nice brew from Victory.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a great beer that poured a similar color to both Salvator and Troegenator. The taste was malty and somewhat dry and just a wonderful overall beer.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong beer tasting at RDF: a nice bitter dobblebock. the main flavor was that of malt but it seems a decent enought beer.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poura hazy deep red body with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is Sweet carmel malts and cherries with a subtle nuttiness. Somewhat sweet carmel and raisin flavors with a little smoke and a small hop kick in the finish. A little alcohol also coming out in the finish. Medium bodied.
pineypower (2791) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Never dissapointed in Victory and it holds true once again. Pours out with a nice sweet malty aroma. The color is cloudy dark brown with a slight head. The taste is nice and balanced with notes of roasted malts and some carmel notes with a slight typical bitterness on the finish. Great brew that goes down smooth
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 bottle: an almost sweet aroma mixed with generous amounts of malt, the color is a medium to dark cloudy brown, with a thin layer of tan head that clings to the side of the glass. very smooth malty taste, with hints of spices and a slight sweetness that i cant nail down. just a tad bitter on the tail end and the body is a little less than i was hoping for, but altogether an excellent beer