BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2005
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
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 (2207) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Very dark carmel in color, with a bready molasses flavor that is distinctly separate from its bitterness. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2005
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. AcctError2896 (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
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
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
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 (3345) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2005
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
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 bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2006 from tap at RFD strong beer tasting: notes: appearance: cloudy dark brown. aroma: roasty, malty. taste: smooth malt, with roast goodness. honey? cloves? the caramelization from decoction mash is evident. excellent brew.
tried a year or two later in bottle, and recipe seems to have changed very little. differences: clear dark amber instead of cloudy, and the body is full. really good stuff.