3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2007
12oz bottle. Fresh. Deep purple and red colored body with a really nice foamy, fine-bubbled tan head, almost looks like a cask pour head. Rich, sweet nose of plum, port wine, wood tannins, red grapes, sweet oak, vanilla, toffee and amaretto. Rich and sweet and thick flavor of old plums, a little bit of brown sugar, some more toffee and wood. A really nice doppelbock, smooth and creamy and rich and very malt-forward. My expectations these days for Victory are very low, so I was genuinely surprised by this one. Very well-made. jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber red body. Aroma is feint roasted malt, with some notes of nut and caramel. The taste is very smooth and delicious. radagast83 (8625) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle. Dark reddish. Aroma is malty, with some roast and Chocolate. Very malty, with a touch of cherry. FROTHINGSLOSH (8308) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with a medium sized brown head. The aroma was sour, tangy and had a hint of chocolate and a vegetal undertone. The flavor was malty and roasty with a hint of dry chocolate and molasses. The finish was long roasty malts and molasses. PhillyCraft (8202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle, Amber red color with a medium head. Flavor is lots of german malt, bread, light spicing, and pine hops. The malt was strong in this one. Some caramel and hay as it warms up. Light to medium mouthfeel. Alright
AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 oz bottle. Poured into a mug. A somewhat clear amber in color. Medium carbonation. Sweet malt in the nose, lots of malt in the taste. A very light hop in the finish. Body is much thinner then the German varieties. A good beer by a American brewery however, not as superior as the true German brews of the style. You do not taste the alcohol as it states that it is 7.9% ABV. TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Bouteille de 12 oz partagée avec MartinT et Beerbuzzmontreal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de noix et d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #3208) GenDV138 (7900) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at City Tap House during the SAVOR Week event. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel, dark fruit, light spice. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, malt, light spice. Medium body with a dry finish. Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2006
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Bottle.
Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), with a note of smoked meat.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Poor aftertaste, unfortunately...very husky and dirty. Victory just isn’t trying anymore. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Bottle thanks to richlikebeer: Pours a nice rich dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma is very caramely sweet with an authentic German lager yeast presence with a hint of floral noble hops. Starts with a caramelized malty sweetness quickly turning very sticky and dry toward the doughy finish. Something’s just wrong with the palate. Not quite sure how, but it’s very sticky and astringent without being that sweet. Has some nice authenticity, but I’m having trouble finishing the 12oz bottle because of its off-tasting stickiness. It’s very strange as I have never had this extreme a sensation with a beer before. Seems like it would be a good brew otherwise. Perhaps a rerate is due in the future.