grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish brown with a small tan head. Rather weak aroma of caramel and alcohol. A little too much bitter and not enough sweet. Disappointing.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poursa a deep ruby brown hue with no head and no lacing. Aromas of caramel, a hint of sherry and a hint of wheat and brown sugar and some roasted nuts. Flavors are grassy and medicinal with a light bitterness. Lingering alcohol finish. Overall, lacking any depth or quality flavor.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark fruit and maybe peach. Tobacco and perhaps cola. Bland metalic-mineral malt taste that turns me off.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The color of mars in the sunset is the best thing about this. Breaded aroma, brown sugar, slightly hot. Rocky flavor. Metallic, coarse, and earthy. Obscure dark fruits. My opinion of Victory suffers no dramatic changes here - I find this one rough and unsatisfying. Sorry folks.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber body with ample off-white head. Alcohol and malt on the nose. Slightly sour with a malty flavor. I think this bottle was well past its prime.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewed in the USA... Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo. Pours a garnet color with a thin off white head. Aroma of malts and wheat. Taste is of tobacco and figs. Overall, i must say that this was strange doppelbock because of the tobacco flavor which really annoyed me. Nothing against Victory, but i was not a fan of this one.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber brew,clear and with no head.Some caramel and fruity notes but
another shoulda’ been offering from Victory. I stopped to sip this and pull some flavors out but.... Gone the way of the once mighty Storm Knig.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 OZ bottle via aXLlIVES (THANKS bRYAN!). Pours a dark reddish brown with an average tan head. Nose is malty and full of fruity esters...some plums, cherries, kiwi, and toffee. Even a tad bit of chocolate. And a bit of band aid smell. The bottle says ’enjoy by july 27 06, so we are almost 4 months past that date, maybe the band aid is from oxidation, who knows. Tastes like it smells with an added bit of hoppiness in the finish. Not bad, not great, i would say it is an average dopplebock. Likely much better fresh though, will have to re-rate someday if i ever come across another bottle.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown in colour. Aroma is heavily malty, with loads of caramelly sweetness, and a slight soy sauce flavour. Really sticky, but yet at the same time, a little bit fizzy. Probably not my favourite Victory beer it has to be said, but its not a style that i particularly like either.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft->English pint: Pours an average, light brown, creamy head with spare lacing atop of a clear brown body. Aroma is lightly malt and caramel, also with a light yeast aroma. The body is medium, creamy on the palate, and is slightly astringent with an average taste duration and lightly bitter finish. Not sure why I wasn’t so impressed with this beer--perhaps a re-taste is in the future (maybe they were @ the end of the keg)....It was late Sunday night when I tried this brew.