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RATINGS: 815   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant ruby chestnut color with a huge orange-beige head that lingered - perfect appearance. The aroma was full of pine, plum, cherry, resin and cocoa. The flavor was sweet, bitter and had noted elements of plum, apple butter, grapefruit, resin, cherry, caramel and a touch of cocoa. The finish was long with fruit, caramel and pine. Thick and full bodied. Incredible.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2009
I really like this beer. On the pour I could tell it was going to be special. The pour resulted in a big, thick head, which to me usually indicates quality. Aroma is hops. This is what I remember from some of my first Victory beers where the hops seem to reach out and grab you. Knew I was in for a treat. Great flavor and so enjoyable. A really well done beer - a new favorite.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3724) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2012 12 oz, bb Nov 5, 2010. Clear copper-brown with a huge, lasting billow of foam. Nose of orange, tea leaf, resin, sawdust and molasses. Starts the same, with a big finish of oak, pecan and resin. Smooth medium body is well-balanced and crisp on the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
pours mahogany brown with a fluffy tan head. aroma is sweet, sticky aromatic resiny hops and caramel. nice malty edge. flavor is BITTER floral hops, caramel, dark fruit. loads of malt, bold spicy, earthy, succulent hops. finish is long, dry, bitter. thick and heavy strong ale. glorious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Incredibly phenomenal fresh hop monster, well done Victory. Brown color with a dark copper tint. Large, bubbly khaki head and great foamy lacing. Resinous pine and grapefruit aromas galore followed by orange marmalade, light caramel and clover honey. One of the freshest hop aromas I’ve ever come across. Bitter hops with a lightly sweet malt base this beer is aggressive, sturdy, and dangerously drinkable. Soapy citrus hops ringing with grapefruit, lemon and orange. Loads of sticky evergreen. Biscuits, toffee and mild glazed doughnut malt flavors to back up the abundant hops. Beautiful beer, all around spectacular.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle from red carpet. Pours a dark transparent red brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is strong wih both hop and malt. Lots of pine, roast, and citrus. Flavor is perfectly balanced sweetness and bitterness. Tons of pine and a good deal of roast with a nice nuttiness and caramel sweetness. Sticky and resinous, a long pungent finish, and moderate carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
pours dark brown with brownish semi-frothy head. aroma of hops, roast chocolate and malts. the flavour starts out with hops. the middle is when you taste the malts and chocolates. the finish is medium-high bitterness. this was an awesome beer. would love to try this a little fresher to really taste the hops. im reluctant to finish the bottle just because i dont want it to be gone.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2011
pours a clear deep reddish brown color with a decent sized off white head. aroma smells like heaven. great sweet smelling hops. crisp hoppy bite with piney and citrus tasting hops. nice malty balance. i just picture this beer as something you have for the transition into spring. days are warmer and longer and you’ve been drinking stouts and porters all winter. just a phenomenal beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteysmu (63) - USA - MAR 23, 2011
Very thick, creamy and tasty ale. This has a bitter kick after a drink, definitely one of my favorites

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a rich and velvetty deep maghoany color withan equally tall dense head. Aroma is of rich malts with a hoppy sort of muddle hop bouquet. Taste is rich dark with roasted malts. Not overly roasted but adding a nice sutle accent. Hops seem mudle with no particular taste coming through. You can taste though a brightness and freshness around the edges. Smooth and easy drinking with a bitter finish. One should also note a nice alcohol warming throughout the session. A good beer but potent. j


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