Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Coles – Rare Beer Festival mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Appearance: dark brown with ruby look , minimalistic .
Nose: Malty , brown feel with light clean hoppy touch. Good. 7+
Flavor/Palate :strong hop feel. Bitter with short malty follow up. Straight bitter brew fm Victory. Good but not great.
12oz. bottle, with thanks to mtoast for the nice bonus. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a good sized fluffy tan head and thick lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, pine and some citrus. Flavor is more pine, caramel and roasty malts. Good lingering bitterness and resin on the finish. Thanks again Hart! danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Served from a 12 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deep bronze with a small dirty white head. The aromas are juicy with hop flowers and a decent roasted malt. The flavors are a bit on the syrupy side. There is a strong burnt malt in there as well. Some pepper noted build tooThe hops are very wet tasting. The mouth feel is sticky with a medium bitterness. Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
6 pack from North End Market. Poured into shaker. Pours a clear orange/amber with a deceptively aggressive tan head that holds and laces nicely to the finish. Pretty uncomplex with alcohol upfront in both aroma and flavor. Some background notes of light malts and a bit of dry finish with bitter hop aftertaste. A great 6 pack for sure. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Clear dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Soapy grapefruit and pine aroma and taste with decent bitterness and a chewy palate.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Slammed this bastard from the bottle. Full body. Lots of bitterness upfront. Some pine needles and oranges and then WOAH. Holy alcohol. You can taste all 9%. Slammed a couple and felt good. deyholla (11489) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap. Poured a clear dark burgundy with an off-white head that laced nicely. Aroma had strong pine notes with undertone of both roasted malt and citrus. Flavor was more balanced with the pine notes balancing with the roasted malts. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Tap at Flying Saucer.SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Pours a decent mahogany with an aroma of new plastic and sweet raisin berry. Flavor is strawberry syrup with grapefruit and a touch of blueberry in the finish. Decent mouthfeel. Nice Winter offering.
12oz bottle. Dark red-brown with a lasting light beige head, medium-sized. There are hops in the aroma, in a pungent resinous fashion, but I also get a lot of doughy yeastiness that seems to dominate everything, with a touch of alcohol riding over it all. The flavor is a touch better, and a pleasant balance of bitter hops, some caramel and dark toasty malt, and some grapefruit peel fruitiness. Finishes bitter with a touch of alcohol, but smooth enough. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Has malt qualities of an irish red times two, but with a healthy dose of alcohol and hops. I’m still not really a fan of the over-done yeasty character in most of victory’s ales, but this is ok stuff. radagast83 (8006) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2010
12 oz bottle. Poured a deep rich golden orange color with a white head. Aroma is oily hops, citrus, touch of malts. Flavor is very hoppy, lots of hop oils, citrus, and a good balance of malts to boot.