Filed under: Barleywine Style Ale (snifter), Victory | Tags: beautiful, bitter, brilliant, cherry, enticing, favorite, herbal, inviting, nice, raisin, ruby, savory, strong, sweet
Purchased at: Canal’s Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ (first visit, thanks, Mike)
Size: 12 fl oz
ABV: 11 %
Estimated Calories: 210 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast Raisin
Hops Flavor:Mud Floral Herbal Spice
Other: Cherries, raisins, grapes, prunes
Notes: inviting, enticing, and makes you want a taste.
Appearance 4 out of 5
Clarity: Mostly brilliant
Head Retention: Average
Notes: A beautiful, menacing colored body, with a nice off white head that dissipates quickly.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Balance: balanced Sweet and Bitter
Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Nut
Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal Spice
Other: orange peel, raisin, sour cherry, oak, grape, alcohol
Notes: A wonderful taste, more savory than sweet malt flavor, and with some deep hoppiness. Bill and Ron have done it again.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: Drying Warming
Carbonation: Lively, visible
Balance: balanced between Sweet and Bitter
Notes: Leaves you wanting more. A very nice mouthfeel and finish.
General Impression: 19 out of 20
Personal Taste: Loved
Notes: Maybe my favorite BWSA. I only had to travel to Burlington to find it as a single. I did see a case of it in Bristol Township, PA at Penn Thrift. Just $50 and it’s yours. I’m saving up.
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