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RATINGS: 818   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Draught in a pint glass during a connection at Philadelphia Int. Airport. Caramel and roasty malt aroma. Thin, light caramel head that sticks around while you drink it, decent lace, dark blood red/caramel color. Flavor is what you expect from a winter seasonal American strong ale- bitter hops dominating the sweet without completely snuffing them out, light spice (subtle, but i wanted more), and a very satisfying malt aftertaste. At 8.7abv, this beer hides its booze well. Fair warning.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12oz bottle: Pours to a dark amber-brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is spruce, citrus hops, along with mild hints of licorice, roasted malt, light chocolate and a bit of over-ripe plum. The taste is bitter citrus/earthy hops up front, with a bit of fruity, almost strawberry hops next, then dry chocolate/roasted malt, a bit of fried banana, mild alcohol flavor, and then more hops. Finishes with a bit of earthy, grassy hops and bits of roasted malt, though definitely much milder roast flavor than that of a porter. Medium bodied, medium carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Pours a deep rich amber color with a tan head. Aroma is toast, biscuit, some roast, grassy, earthy, and some citrus. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, roast, and a bitter slightly astringent citrus finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours a clear, dark reddish/amber with tan head. Aroma of citrusy hops, roasted caramel malts, hint of grapefruit. Similar taste, although spicy with a dry, warm finish. Not one of my favorite offerings from Victory.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2010
A very intriguing brew. Looks like a brown ale, but has a massive amount of hops thrown in. It taste is like a charred IPA or something. I will re rate this later.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Very dark amber with a medium head. Flavor is sweet and strong mix of caramel, grasses and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
On tap. Oh and I had heard such good things... Pours a dark reddish black brown color with a large foamy light brown head. Notes of paint thinner, dark brown sugar, and very faded hops. This beer is falling apart at the seams. It is completely unbalanced. It’s like a crazy chick after 2 xanax and 4 glasses of red wine. Unfortunate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1764) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Deep red with a little head. Bready malts with fat, herbal hops. Very fresh and vegetal on the nose. In the mouth it has molasses sugar with some dusty hoppiness and a lingering bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Sharp malt aroma with moderate pine hops. Amber color with a small tan head. Light bitter finish with a mild sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Dark brown color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy, but creamy head that retains well and leaves minimal lacing. 4.0 S: Lots of resiny, piney hops with some citrus as well. Darker crystal malts and a roastiness to it. Can’t smell that much more right now because I’m somewhat ill. 3.5 T: Bitter backbone with a healthy mix of hops and roasted flavors. Citrus and piney hop flavor. Malts consist of complex caramel as well as a bitter roastiness. Not bad, but doesn’t impress. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Could be a bit creamier. Otherwise fine. 3.5 D: The meshing of dark flavors with IPA hoppiness is good, but not necessarily better than one or the other. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-18-2009 04:35:38


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