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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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From the tradition started by the monks of St. Francis of Paula in 1634 comes this warming beer of rich heritage. A dark, rich lager of sublime complexity and character, St. Victorious is created from multiple German malts. Laborious decoction mashing yields the choicest elements of the malt. Long, cold aging mellows the strong temperament of this subtle beer. Celebrate the end of winter with a warming draft of St. Victorious Doppelbock!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2006
A beautiful, dark, reddish amber body with an orangey tan head. Aroma has a density to it that is almost like melted chocolatey caramel and alcohol with a hint of holiday spice to balance and an underlying dark, cherry fruit enveloping it all. Flavor and balance are quite the same as the aroma but there is a decisive bitterness and cherry juice acidity balancing with an interesting smokiness to boot. This is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Dark ruby/amber and a small, creamy, off white head. Flavor and aroma of caramel, toffee, cocoa powder, roasty malt, earth, subtle ash, biscuits, lightly bitter hops- hops stronger in flavor than aroma. Full body, smooth. Excellent doppelbock.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours amber with a brown head. Aroma is very sweet. Some caramel and dark fruits in the flavor. Had with a Ayinger Celebrator and was still impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
Deep amber color - medium head. Aroma of espresso, caramel, dark chocolate and a whiff of alcohol. Flavor is deep and rich, slightly creamy texture, notes of caramel, chocolate. Almost perfect balance of sweet, bitter,and warmth. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Pours a very dark amber/ chestnut brown color with thin tan head hthat settles into thin lace. Nice roasted chocolate, malty aroma. Roasted malty flavor that lasts throughout, with hints of chocolate, caramel, chestnut and licorice. Very well-balanced and quaffable with a bitter sweet dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
12oz bottle from Lush Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear, very pretty amber-ruby colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice. Sweeter caramels with a touch of smoke, dark fruits and cherries, nuts, grassy hops, maple, a light honey-bread, and a touch of toast. Flavor is similar. Rich and lightly toasted caramels, a soft cocoa, grassy hops, smoke, nuts, raisins, dark fruits, maple, bread, a hint of roast, and some toffee. Finishes dry with a light-medium hop bitterness, roast, a touch of smoke, and a nice dark fruity caramel to balance. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, clean, medium body and soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a very impressive doppelbock. Extremely well balanced and easy drinking. Solid, rich caramel maltiness with no cloying sweetness, a touch of bready toast and toffee, a pleasant dark fruitiness, some smoke and roast, and a nice hop presence to dry things out. Loved this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (321) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
isnt that a great description by the way haha..a maple and honey aroma quite strong and strangely pleasant too..nice clear red with a brown tinge..foamy off white head plenty of lacing..tatse is sweet and fruity and complex..plums amybe prunes raisins vanilla spicinessand roasty malts..strong and flavor ful..full body and texture a bit oily and sticky overall a nice maltbomb from a brewery that basically specializes in hop bombs

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2104) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Poured into a nonic, this dark amber beer is cloudy and forms a modest 1 finger head of tan suds. Dissipates quickly into nothingness, no lacing. Smells of toffee and booze primarily. Lots of toastiness in this one. Brown sugar, toffee, and caramel provide the sweetness, roasty malt evens it out a bit. No alcohol in the taste. Kinda low on carbonation and a tad thin bodied for the style. Kinda sticky in the mouth. Pretty sweet and rich drink, perfect for winter. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Pours a dark mahogany with couple fingers of off-white head. Smell is of dark malts with a hint of brown sugar. Taste is definitely dark malts with a hint of sweetness in the finish but not much more to speak of. The mouthfeel was nice and balances throughout. This is a fairly drinkable brew. I gave it a solid four because it is no doubt a nice brew, but I think it lacks complexity and would expect a bit more from a doppelbock from Victory. Reviewed on: 05-21-2007

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Draft at Birreria Paradiso in DC. Sweet nutty malt aroma. Deep amber stained-glass color. Rich and sweet, malty. Excellent example of an American Bock beer. Rich, with lots of fruity yeast nuances. Excellent. Props to Victory.

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